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The Week in Review: Mysterious Legos and Wonderful Science

| 5 Feb 2011 06:00

In this week's edition, medical science gets a little bit more like Star Trek, and someone at Blizzard gets mathematical.

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Dare You Open the Box of Lego Mystery?

More to the point, can you open the Box of Lego Mystery? Enthusiast Todd Wilder has designed and constructed a coffee-table sized puzzle box constructed entirely of Legos. The box can be opened, but there's a trick to it, and unless you know what it is, the box remains firmly shut. You could always just take it apart, but that would be cheating. Hit the link for a gallery. (Link)


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Medical Science Pinches Idea from Star Trek

Medical science in Star Trek is so advanced that Star Fleet doctors might as well be wizards waving magic wands. But one indispensible piece of sick bay equipment -the dermal regenerator - has gotten a great deal more real recently, and seems to be doing wonders for treating burn victims. The "skin gun" sprays a solution of the patient's own skin cells onto wounds, and speeds up healing time phenomenally. Hit the link for a video. (Link)


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"GM" Stands for "Genius Mathematician" at Blizzard

There aren't many people who have warm fuzzy feelings towards calculus, and at some point or other, we've all found ourselves stuck on a particular tricky problem. One World of Warcraft player was so stuck, he even went so far as to reach out to the game's GMs. Thankfully, one of the requirements to be a WoW GM is a doctorate in Advanced Math (this is probably untrue) and the lucky student got his answer in full. (Link)


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BioWare Reveals How It's Keeping Its Dragons Safe from Pirates

No one likes DRM, so it's never a joyous occasion when a developer unveils the hoops that PC gamers will have to jump through in order to play a game. For Dragon Age 2, BioWare has tried to keep it pretty reasonable. Installation does require an internet connection, but you can install the game on as many computers as you like. It's not a perfect system, but it's better than some. (Link)


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Black Ops Kills Everyone Nine Times Over

Activision has released some pretty amazing stats for Call of Duty: Black Ops. For example, nearly 29 million people have died from tomahawk ricochets, and more than five billion people have been on the wrong end of bullets to the face. These are just the tip of the iceberg, and there are plenty more bizarre statistics to peruse in the infographic Actvision has put together. Hit the link to take a look. (Link)

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