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Today in Joystiq: April 10, 2007

Ross Miller

Here's an intriguing approach to edutainment and exergaming, found at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps (photo snapped last year by Flickr user mathowie). The dance pad's arrows are replaced with DNA nucleotides (shortened to A, T, G and C). The player creates one of 20 amino acids by tapping out the appropriate sequence shown on screen. If you successfully hit all of the nucleotides it would shout out the name of it (e.g. "Cysteine!"). Totally cool for the nerds in us all. Check out the highlights for today:

Today's duckiest video: Rockin' Duck Hunt
Today's thrashiest video: "Awakening" from Switchfoot
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Circuit City: Super Paper Mario guaranteed in-store or $20
Halo 3 beta date confirmed for May 16
Oregon attempts game bill because Timmy broke Mary's arm
Xbox 360 gets H.264, MPEG-4, PlaysForSure in Spring update
RedOctane site: Guitar Hero 3 coming in Fall '07
John Romero: PC is about to make console its bitch
Halo 3 video with X button footage -- Is Quisnam Protero Damno!
Casual indie RPG Iron Dukes announced, looking for publisher
Virgin Radio network to cater for PS3, Wii
Nintendo joins US govt's crusade against piracy in China
New Marvel Ultimate Alliance Content available for 360
EA denies reported investment in The9
DX10 on the cheap: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 and 8500
Interactive fiction writer Emily Short talks about her craft
Kentucky public library to carry video games
Harvard club gets all snooty about games
Data shows Blu-ray leading high-def disc battle
China imposes "anti-addiction" limits on kids' gaming
Indie gaming site to fund 'fresh and funky and innovative and exciting' game projects
Boom Boom Rocket fires onto XBLA this Wednesday
Ubisoft viral site hints at new Tom Clancy game

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Cave Story music inspired by ... polka?
Donkey Kong scales college, students search for hammers
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If you shoved a giant TV through a wall ... you might be a redneck
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