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The Scientific Research Potential of Virtual Worlds

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Science  27 Jul 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5837, pp. 472-476
DOI: 10.1126/science.1146930

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  • An Online Virtual World Built by Scientists

    William Bainbridge's Review, "The Scientific Research Potential of Virtual Worlds" (27 July 2007, p. 472) mentioned in passing Yasmin Kafai's study of the children's virtual world Whyville.net. The readers of Science may be interested to know that unlike Second Life and World of Warcraft (and most other current virtual worlds), Whyville.net was specifically built for education and research. The site was launched in 199...

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