Security

Video Bowling Ball for Emergencies

An MIT student has invented a ball with six cameras and other sensors that can be tossed into a burning building or other emergency situations to assess the situation. Time best invention of 2012

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Gaming Safety Belt

Can we encourage kids to use seatbelts by incorporating or enabling videogames only when the seatbelt is attached? Finalist in The Fun Theory Awards. http://bit.ly/9sKUTK

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Technology

Serious Games Initiative

Video games for use in "exploring management and leadership challenges facing the public sector". http://www.seriousgames.org

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Technology

Monitors with Camera in Screen

Can somebody invent a computer monitor camera embedded in the screen, so that when you are teleconferencing you aren't looking somewhere else?

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Health

Treat Youth Depression With Video Game

A video game by the Inspire Foundation uses evidence-based mental health content to address youth depression. A Changemakers.com winning idea 2007. http://bit.ly/7CM43c

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Online Collaboration

Study Brain Connectivity through Crowdsourced Games

British researchers are using video games to entice large numbers of people to help map brain connectivity. Economist http://econ.st/YU09k5

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Global Development

Local Instructional Videos

Digital Green allows local farmers to post instructional videos for others in their same country and circumstances. http://www.digitalgreen.org

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Other

Viral Video: Make it Funny or Cute

Researchers have pinned down the characteristics that lead to videos going viral: play to emotions, particularly using cute or funny content. http://bit.ly/KogqhX

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Synchronize Event Videos on YouTube

The Rashomon Project provides tools to allow various videos of the same event to be synchronized for a "wrap around" performance. The Atlantic http://bit.ly/1m27DRj

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