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Wii Bit of Fun at Rice University has Serious Intent
December 8, 2008
A Rice University research project recently funded by the National Science Foundation is making use of Nintendo's popular video game technology to codify learning systems in ways that can be used in a range of human endeavors, from sports to surgery.
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