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White House office studies benefits of video games

If you're training for a new job someday soon with a video game controller in your hands, thank Constance Steinkuehler.

This summer, when your kids' favorite science museum boasts a new augmented-reality environmental simulation? Same deal.

If in the next few years a video game teaches you anything - how to conserve energy, eat a balanced diet or solve quadratic equations - consider the invisible hand of one of the most unconventional White House hires in recent memory.

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