Nick Eckert

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Jupiter 'wrecking ball' may have destroyed early planets

Jupiter may have acted like a giant wrecking ball in the newborn solar system, roaming in to destroy an early generation of inner planets before …

Nvidia Titan X Graphics Card Review: Future-Proofing The 4K Game

As we’ve already concluded, Nvidia’s Titan X is the best single-GPU graphics card on the market. Of course, there exists a myriad of talking points and nuanced analysis that must be explored before the majority of us even consider plunking down $1000 for <i>any</i> addition to our rig. Over the course of …

Supercomputers

Descartes: An Introduction

I always like reading philosophy, and I'd never read straight up Descartes before, so I thought I'd go for it with this interesting audiobook, …

Should parents help their kids buy a first home?

<i>Excerpted with permission from The Bank of Mom and Dad: Money, Parents, and Grown Children by Derrick Penner, Published by Self-Counsel Press.</i><p>Home ownership in North America is considered one of the central tenets of financial security. Why rent and pay someone else's mortgage when you can pay your …

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

University of Chicago

As Keystone fight drags on, oil industry quietly expands pipeline network

In a far corner of North Dakota, just a few hundred miles from the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, 84,000 barrels of crude oil per day recently began flowing through a new line that connects the state's sprawling oil fields to an oil hub in Wyoming.<p>In West Texas, engineers activated a …

Oil