Kenneth Benck

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Boy Visits Space Station: Arthur C. Clarke’s Islands In The Sky

It’s hard to see who would really want to read <i>Islands in the Sky</i> today. It was first published in 1954, and republished in 1972 in the spiffy Puffin …

Isaac Asimov on The Golden Age of Science Fiction

Encryptic

Hackers recently leaked 153 million Adobe user emails, encrypted passwords, and password hints. Adobe encrypted these passwords improperly, misusing …

Geek Humor

Countdown

[[Hat guy sits at his computer. A man stands behind him. On the wall is a digital countdown, partially obscured by a picture of a sunset. The part of …

Geek Humor

Boxplot

Popular Science Blogs<p>Exploring the world of science through graphic narrative. By Maki Naro<p>From Our Blogs: Boxplot<p>Bye Bye, BlogNet<p>Time to do that hero-walk off into the sunset.<p>It's the end of an era on our little corner of Popsci.com…<p>From Our Blogs: Boxplot<p>What is Replication Crisis?<p>And what can be …

Cards Against Humanity

Supermassive Black Hole A*: The hard sci-fi webcomic - updates M-F

Added 1 new A* page:<p>That's the end of episode 33! And it's the start of my summer break here, to get rid of a lot of silly things and move the rest …

Black Holes

Terence McKenna - Mushrooms are an Extraterrestrial Probe?

ET may already be here - He maybe a mushroom!

Paxus 123<p>booNyzarC 3,014<p>In that case, I love grilled onions and grilled ET on my steak! Yum!<p>Paxus 123<p>Ccel 9<p>Lcvec 717<p>Really interesting Paxus, I'm not …

Guardians of the Galaxy. It's gonna be a movie! And here's a trailer and here are some images and more videos and stuff just in case you forgot about …

Comics

Orion's Arm - The Sky on Alien Worlds

<b>Four different sky colours caused by different amounts of Rayleigh and Mie scattering in increasingly dense atmospheres, for planets orbiting a</b> …

Astronomy

Visual Arts

The visual arts include all those forms in which the mode of communication is primarily through the medium of light, or some analogous primary sense. …

Hyperturing

A hyperturing is any AI that is of greater than modosophont grade (beyond superturing) but beneath the grade of the Archai.<p>Of course, the distinction …

Singularity

Planets With Two Suns Could Grow Black Trees

Luke Skywalker's home planet of Tatooine is a vivid desert world under two suns, but it may be missing one key detail: black trees.<p>According to a new …

Universe

How It Works: The Light-Driven Computer

New integrated circuits use photons to build fast and extremely power-efficient supercomputers<p><i>Illustrations by Aaron Newman; Flash design by Josh Rashkin</i><p>The speed of light is as fast as it gets, and IBM researchers are exploiting that fact to give supercomputers a boost. They've made the …

Graphene Computer Chips Run on Light Instead of Electricity

Thanks to improvements in fiber optics, most of the information that you consume on any given day is transported by light. Quite inefficiently, …

Optical computing

<b>Optical</b> or <b>photonic computing</b> uses photons produced by lasers or diodes for computation. For decades, photons have promised to allow a higher …

Projects and Research: Education - Programmable Water

Programmable Water <i><br>Computation is not just about electronics.</i><p>This was my final project for the "How to make (almost) anything" class at the MIT Media …

Engineering

A Water Droplet-Based Computer

It is surprising what you can build a computer out of - crabs, slime mold and chemicals of all kinds. Now we have an example of a computer that makes …

I Programmer - programming, reviews and projects

Programming News and Views<p>Do you have better things to do than scour the internet for news? No problem! If you need to know what's important for the …

10 Vestigial Traits You Didn't Know You Had

Humans have an amazing knack for clinging to the past. We all have traits or behaviors that suited our ancestors just fine, but no longer make any …

Biology

Genetically modified flies 'could save crops'

<b>A type of genetically engineered fly which eventually kills itself off could be an effective method of pest control, according to new research.</b><p>These male mutant flies have a lethal gene which interrupts female development.<p>They were trialled in a greenhouse resulting in "population collapse".<p>If …

Biology