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Why Scientists Love Games Consoles

Telegraph UK writes: "Leading scientists are turning to the extraordinary power of games consoles to do their sums and simulate everything from colliding black holes to the effects of drugs.

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Reprogram a PlayStation and it will perform feats that would be unthinkable on an ordinary PC because the kinds of calculations required to produce the realistic graphics now seen in sophisticated video games are similar to those used by chemists and physicists as they simulate the interactions between particles ranging from the molecular to the astronomical".

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RenegadeValkyrie3448d ago

That is really cool how game hardware is advancing to the point where people outside of the gaming industry are finding a benefit.

I remember feeling so proud of myself when people were blown away by the 3d presentations I made in high school by building maps with the source engine and taking people on virtual tours of places.

ICUP3448d ago

What can the 360 do?.........

Oh forget it too easy.XD

ambientFLIER3448d ago

Play games, unlike the POS3! Lol.

LastDance3448d ago

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detroitplaya3448d ago

shouldn't the title read.. why scientists love the ps3 and the wii a little.