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January 2009 Archives

January 5, 2009

2009 Resolutions: Research Evidence

Public Policy Professor Marvin Mandell


January 14, 2009

Guitar Hero III > $1Billion

Video Game Development Program director Marc Olano


Guitar Hero III has reached $1 billion in sales. To put that amazing number in perspective: in a little over a year, one video game made about 10% of the total money made on games software sales, music or U.S. movie box office for the entire year 2007.


January 16, 2009

CSI Science to Prevent Bird/Plane Accidents?

Professor of Biological Sciences Kevin Omland

omland.jpg The water landing of the US Airways jet on January 15 in the Hudson River is another example of the potential dangers posed by certain bird species. I am working with Smithsonian colleagues to research DNA traces from birds' collisions with planes to learn the patterns of certain bird species and how future dangerous incidents can be avoided.