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[Pre] Epic Games Porting Unreal Engine to WebOS

Jon Zilber of Palm today announced in their blog that besides Electronic Arts also Epic Games support the webOS platform. Epic Games is in the middle of porting their Unreal Engine 3 onto Palm’s webOS. Epic’s Unreal Engine is well known from games like Unreal Tournament.

Epic is going to offer licenses for developers to create new and astonishing games for the Palm webOS platform.

Together with Palm’s Plug-in Development Kit (PDK) it will soon become very easy for developers to port visually appealing games to the webOS platform.

» Palm: Palm webOS games get Unreal
» Palm: Plug-in Development Kit

» Epic: Free Download Unreal Engine 3

[Update] Engadget got a vid:

[Stories] Lovelock’s Gaia Theory Explained by Himself…

Following an approach of explaining biological processes on earth the Gaia theory says (the surface) of planet earth including its biosphere can be viewed as a single living organism that every life form is a part of. Sounds familiar? Yes, I bet you’ve watched Avatar in cinema.

The Gaia theory has been developed by biologists Lynn Margulis and James Lovelock in the 1960s. According to them the biosphere as the whole of all organisms creates and maintains conditions required for life and evolution.

Lovelock, however, defines life as a self-preserving, self-similar system of feedback loops like Humberto Maturana’s autopoiesis; as a self-similar system, life could be a cell as well as an organ embedded into a larger organism as well as an individual in a larger inter-dependent social context.

(qt: wikipedia.org)

» GaiaTheory.org
» Wikipedia.org: Gaia Hypothesis
» Ecolog.org: Lovelock

The Open University has compiled a documentary about that theory featuring Lovelock himself: