Drive Thru Briefing

For anyone trying to fill out their collection of PARANOIA who has made the transistion to the 21st century and can tolerate reading on a computer screen (or who has qualms about the destruction of the rain forests), you can get (almost) the whole PARANOIA range from DriveThruRPG. If you’ve checked Mongoose recently, the whole PARANOIA range is no longer available in hard copy – most probably due to the change to internal printing operations and the limitation of the

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Current Patch Job

I need to get out more… I seem to find far too much mileage returning to the New Scientist home page again and again. This time – current controlled drug delivery from a specially treated patch (got to love the double meaning of that article title!). Current on – material breaksdown and drug enters the body; current off – material stops breaking down. Perfect. Seems like an ideal way to handle baseline hormone suppressent delivery because the patch could be

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It’s Flexitime

The flexible display offers considerable potential in offering continuous output through unusual mediums. While email and news delivered through your coffee mug might be a little off the wall, what could HPD & MC or PLC do with similarly flexible media to engage citizens in the expanding Alpha Complex economy? Having cups flogging Just-Like-Goat flavored algae snacks or boots praising Cool You kelpshakes with added tetraphenylchlorometasilicate could become a might distracting in the middle of a firefight or a tense

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Mutant Samurai Troubleshooters

Those eggheads in R&D have come up with an innovative new lightweight armor, intended to provide optimum protection with reduced weight. Yes, Armed Forces are sceptical – so R&D want some willing, energetic and enthusiastic Troubleshooters to trial the new armor, along with some other fine innovations, in a simulated battle situation down in IRQ Sector. Recently the site of a pitched battle against Communist infiltrators from Outdoors, it will provide an ideal environment with genuine battle ravaged features and

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New Science Means STUFF

I have found a new home for my inquiring mind when seeking out new Stuff… New Scientist has an excellent series of articles on new inventions, and after only three articles I found myself cackling with glee. Take the 3rd December 2007 article featuring the DNA syringe, a device that increases the permeability of cells with an electrical charge to allow the injection of drugs, or even DNA. R&D couldn’t resist a gun-based platform for this technical breakthrough – and

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Tales of the Unexpected

Canadian researchers have been investigating eye-tracking technology that can make advantageous use of knowing where people are more or less likely to look. In the real world, it could ensure that vital information appears in the best possible place in a heads-up display; in games, it would make it possible for enemies to select the best possible spot to take a player completely by surprise. Could they work on a device that ensures the Commie traitor is the person the

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