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I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.

“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it… » 5/27/15 5:21pm 5/27/15 5:21pm

Scientists Use Kinect To Make Instant X-Rays And Freak People Out

Everything's better with Kinect. Including, apparently, your insides. Okay it's not actual X-Rays, but rather a simulation using the Xbox camera to match a model in real time to your own movement. Apparently the effect's so good at least one woman "gasped and covered her breasts, trying to shield herself from view". » 4/21/14 4:00pm 4/21/14 4:00pm

Games Linked to—but Not Officially Blamed for—Man's Sudden Seizure Death

Back in June in Birmingham, England, a rather large man died suddenly, a death the coroner has said was caused by an epileptic fit. Given the victim's love of video games, they were linked to the death during a hearing, although the deputy coroner investigating the matter stopped short of citing them as a cause. » 12/03/11 12:00pm 12/03/11 12:00pm

Kinect Keeps an Eye on Grandma Without Invading Her Privacy

Because of the way its camera depicts what it sees, Kinect is being used by researchers to monitor elderly patients for their risk of a fall while still respecting their privacy. The device is helping the University of Missouri's independent living community predict health risks 10 to 14 days before their most serious… » 9/11/11 2:00pm 9/11/11 2:00pm

Tablet Games Trump Traditional Therapy in Treating Autism and Cerebral Palsy

For decades the traditional therapy for adults and children afflicted with autism and cerebral palsy have remained the same: repetitive activities aimed at hammering home the social and physical skills these disorders make difficult for those afflicted. That's all changing, thanks to multi-touch tablet technology. » 7/26/11 5:00pm 7/26/11 5:00pm