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How 13 Classic Video Games Got Their Names

Here are the stories of how famous video games got their names, and what they were almost called. 1. Pac-Man It’s not easy to create a game based solely on the concept of eating. But Namco employee Tōru Iwatani did just that in 1980 by taking the idea of a pizza with a slice missing, and then [...]

Creepy Face Changing 3D Software

(Vimeo Link) Have you ever wanted to look like Michael Jackson but can’t afford all that expensive plastic surgery? No? Well, me neither, but Arturo Castro’s “real time face-swapping technology” looks pretty cool, except for the horrifying MJ mode. -via Best Week Ever

Banana Peels Remove Heavy Metals from Water

An experiment shows how banana peels can be useful for other things besides slapstick comedy. They can also clean up dissolved metals left in water by industrial waste -better than other organic materials, and they are a safer alternative to chemicals currently used. For the study, Castro and his team dried and ground banana peels, then [...]