The biology of giant war centipedes

Rodrigo B. Salvador Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart; Stuttgart, Germany. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; Tübingen, Germany. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Gears of War is one of the best video game franchises out there. Currently, it counts with four entries for the Xbox 360 and a remake of the first game, recently released,Continue reading “The biology of giant war centipedes”

Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Search & Rescue Operations

João V. Tomotani Universidade de São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil. Email: t.jvitor (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF TECHNOLOGY IN VIDEO GAMES In video games, technology has always played an important part (as technological advancements, futuristic technology, lost technology…), often taking a major role in games: the titans in Titanfall, the portal gun in Portal, theContinue reading “Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Search & Rescue Operations”

Egyptian mythology in the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona games

Rodrigo B. Salvador Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart; Stuttgart, Germany. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; Tübingen, Germany. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Shin Megami Tensei is a Japanese RPG series famous for its monsters, which are taken from many different mythologies and folkloric legends from around the world. The player can “capture” these monsters andContinue reading “Egyptian mythology in the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona games”

Death and remembrance in Final Fantasy Type-0

Rodrigo B. Salvador Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart; Stuttgart, Germany. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; Tübingen, Germany. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF The Final Fantasy video game series is famous for its over-the-top cataclysmic-world-end stories and absurd hairstyles. The latest entry in the series is Final Fantasy Type-0, released in March 2015 for theContinue reading “Death and remembrance in Final Fantasy Type-0”

Shells and bytes: mollusks in the 16-bit era

Daniel C. Cavallari Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil. Email: dccavallari (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Mollusks are one of the most diverse groups of organisms known to science. Humanity has described more than 80,000 species of snails and slugs (gastropods), clams, oysters and scallops (bivalves), squids and octopuses (cephalopods), tusk shellsContinue reading “Shells and bytes: mollusks in the 16-bit era”

Turtles with cannons: an analysis of the dynamics of a Blastoise’s Hydro Pump

João P. P. dos Anjos Universidade de São Paulo. São Paulo, Brazil. Email: jppanjos (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF As any normal 10-year-old, I chose Charmander as my starter in Pokémon Blue. I would demolish any and every Pokémon that came after me and my little (pseudo-)dragon, but Blue’s (or Green’s, depending on which gameContinue reading “Turtles with cannons: an analysis of the dynamics of a Blastoise’s Hydro Pump”

Robins, robins, robins

Barbara M. Tomotani Netherlands Institute of Ecology; Wageningen, The Netherlands. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen; Groningen, The Netherlands. Email: babi.mt (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Since Pokémon is a recurrent topic on this journal, I would like to call your attention to this little fellow: the fletchling. Fletchling (yayakoma, in Japanese), as it appears in official Pokémon artwork. FletchlingContinue reading “Robins, robins, robins”

Praise Helix!

Rodrigo B. Salvador Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart; Stuttgart, Germany. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; Tübingen, Germany. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF It is not everyday that I manage to join two of my main interests, mollusks and mythology. So rejoice!, for today is one of those days. I bid you welcome to theContinue reading “Praise Helix!”

The Infinite Fish Playing Pokémon Theorem

João V. Tomotani Universidade de São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil. Email: t.jvitor (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF THE INFINITE MONKEY THEOREM I will start by presenting this little famous theorem. The Infinite Monkey Theorem states that if you have a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time, eventuallyContinue reading “The Infinite Fish Playing Pokémon Theorem”