Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
New 6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Comes With Dual Camera, Enhanced S Pen
GPU Shipments Increased from Previous Quarter
LG to Establish Factory for Electric Vehicle Components in the U.S.
Microsoft Unveils Project Brainwave for Real-time AI
Panasonic Touts 1TB Optical Disc For Storing Cold Data
Google to Detail Titan Security Chip for Cloud Services
Toshiba Puts Weight in Talks With Western Digital on Chips Business Sale
Micron Expands its NVDIMM-N Portfolio
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Games > IBM Com...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, February 15, 2008
IBM Combines Virtual Gaming Technology With Education


IBM is launching a free multiplayer online game (www.powerupthegame.org) challenging teenagers to help save the planet "Helios" from ecological disaster.

The game is part of IBM?s TryScience initiative and will be launched at Engineer?s Week 2008 opening on February 16 in Washington, D.C. The game, which can be played alone or together, features a planet in near ecological ruin where three exciting missions for solar, wind and water power must be solved before sandstorms, floods or SmogGobs thwart the rescue.

IBM devised the 3D virtual game to engage kids and educators in engineering, energy, and diversity awareness. PowerUp aims to use kids? interest in fantasy virtual worlds to encourage them to learn about engineering principles by riding over rugged mountains in buggies to build solar towers or searching through grim junk yards to repair wind turbines. They will also learn about energy conservation by the choices they make in completing their missions. The game also features non-player characters that represent a diverse cross section of the population, to be role models to encourage every young person to consider a career in engineering and they act as guides for the game.

"Learning through games and simulation is the way to engage tech-savy students today," said Michael Mino, Director, Center for 21st Century Skills @ EDUCATION CONNECTION. "If we have any hope of saving the 'real world from real problems,' we must embrace teaching students through computer games and virtual simulations."

More details about the game as well as downloads are available at www.powerupthegame.org.


Previous
Next
Sony PS3 Seen Leading Hardware Growth in 2008        All News        Ricoh Introduces the New R8 Camera
Sony PS3 Seen Leading Hardware Growth in 2008     Games News      New PS3 Annoucned For Japan

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
IBM Claims Record Deep Learning Performance
New Sony Magnetic Tape Storage Technology Supports High-Capacity 330 TB Recording
IBM Z Mainframe Features Pervasive Data Encryption
Researchers Say Silicon Nanosheets is the Path to 5nm Transistors
Wanda and IBM To Bring IBM Cloud to China
Researchers Store Data on A Single Atom
IBM Building First Universal Quantum Computers
IBM tops U.S. Patents list Again , Samsung Follows
TSMC And IBM Detail Their 7nm Progress At 2016 IEDM
IBM and NVIDIA Team Up on New Platform For Deep Learning
New IBM Linux Servers Feature POWER8 Chips And NVIDIA NVLink Interconnect Technology
Scientists Imitate the Functionality of Neurons with a Phase-Change Device

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .