SimCity 2013 – goes green with limited resources, pollution, and sustainable principles

Any computer gamer old enough to remember floppy disks probably paid at least a fleeting visit to SimCity, the legendary franchise that let players build — and destroy — the metropolises of their imaginations 다운로드. After passing through half a dozen incarnations in the two decades since its debut, the game is back, and its creator, Maxis Studios, says that this time, it’s putting more than bricks and mortar into the mix optima 글꼴.

Slated for release in 2013, the new SimCity invites players to grapple with tough choices about energy generation, environmental costs and the responsibilities shouldered by inhabitants of a planet with finite resources — choices faced by real policymakers on the very real planet Earth 오라클 10g 다운로드.

To the game’s original repertoire of fire stations and governor’s mansions, power lines and city budgets, Maxis is adding a cocktail of new challenges, including limited resources and the spillover effects of pollution 유니티 웹 다운로드.

more on the “green” design of the gameScientific American

 
The official trailer, which doesn’t contain any reference to the pollution or green aspects, just natural disasters:

 
// Thx to Nasry Al-Haddad

Google Maps adds real-time traffic to driving directions

Google Maps now includes the ability to see the estimated time of your trip, based on real-time traffic conditions. The data will show up when you search for directions, and Google Maps will show how long several different routes will take with no traffic, as well as the estimated amount of time it will take based on the current traffic 동물 의 숲 다운로드.

“In areas where the information is available, this new and improved feature evaluates current traffic conditions and is constantly being refreshed to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date estimate possible,” Szabolcs Payrits, software engineer for Google Maps 다운로드.

Users might remember that Google Maps used to show estimates of trip times based on traffic. But that information was based on historic traffic data, and didn’t always reflect real-time traffic conditions 다운로드.

via PC Mag (more details and link to official Google Maps article)

 

Attack of the mosquito robots – nano insects!

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I found these beautiful (and scary) pictures of mosquito robots in Google+ on Rod Borghese’s page abzu 다운로드. I’m positive the bottom three are concept designs made in photoshop, but that first one looks awfully real…

 

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