We are seeing more and more realistic and complex video games than ever before, and that has a lot to do with artificial intelligence (AI). But what exactly does the future hold for players and designers?
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is a long-running trade event for the computer and video game industry, one that has become perhaps the most notable of its kind. The event began in 1995 as a response to the burgeoning growth of the gaming industry and was started by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), a trade association established to oversee the gaming industry in the wake of controversies surrounding violent and mature content in video games.
Hydroponic farming has certainly experienced a boom over the last decade, especially as new markets emerge, land becomes increasingly scarce, the global population, and its demand for fresh food increases, and environmental factors, harsh climates, depleted soil quality and legislative barriers challenge traditional farming operations.
To say the invention of plastic revolutionized manufacturing is an understatement – it literally changed our lives forever. With its roots going back hundreds of years, the development of plastic is credited to English chemist Alexander Parkes and the discovery of Parkesine (nitrocellulose), considered to be the first man-made plastic. Tied in to the evolution of photography, celluloid plates became a lighter alternative to the heavy and fragile glass plates used to capture early images.
In the U.S., more than 9.1 million firms, mainly small-to-medium enterprises, are owned by women. They generate $1.4 million in sales and employ nearly 7.9 million people, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Canada is keeping pace, as research cited by Susan Ward in ‘Statistics on Canadian Women in Business’ indicates that the country “is a global leader in women’s entrepreneurship, with participation of Canadian women business owners comparable to those in the United States.” But it has not always been this way, nor has it been easy.
Living longer has its ups and downs. With an average life expectancy of approximately eighty-two years in Canada and seventy-nine years in the United States, many of us are on this planet longer than ever before…
It’s no secret that the world’s population is aging at a rapid rate. Globally, as life expectancy and the standard of living and care continues to increase and fertility rates continue to decline, the population cohort sixty years of age and older represents the fastest growing of all age demographics.
When Hurricane Maria hit the island country of Dominica and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico in September of 2017, it soon became apparent this was no ordinary storm. Maria was a Category 4 hurricane, with wind speeds reaching an unimaginable 155 miles per hour – nearly those of a Category 5…
Tales of a ‘fountain of youth,’ able to restore health and vitality, go back thousands of years to ancient Greek historian Herodotus who first referred to these miraculous waters. Inevitably, an ambitious few would seek out this magical fountain and its rejuvenating properties. The best-known remains famous Spanish explorer and conquistador Juan Ponce de León (1460-1521) who accompanied Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to America.
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