Does anyone remember the animated version of Star Trek from the 1970s? The Emmy-Award-winning series was the very first outing for the now familiar Holodeck, although it was called the recreation room back then.
â€œGeorge, I love you,â€ says a long-suffering Star Wars fan in this exclusive clip from The People vs. George Lucas DVD extras. â€œI make fun of you, I rip on what youâ€™ve done lately, because I care. Because I love you. But as fans, weâ€™re getting sick of it.â€
For a long time, the holy grail of solar photovoltaics (PV) has been “grid parity,” the point at which it would be as cheap to generate one’s own solar electricity as it is to buy electricity from the grid. And that is indeed an important market milestone, being achieved now in many places around the world. But recently it has become clear that PV is set to go beyond grid parity and become the cheapest way to generate electricity.
“One of the things we tried to do was use the missions to introduce new tidbits in the game. We’d lead you up onto this rooftop where you’d get the sniper rifle. Even though it had been there the whole time, you probably weren’t going to find it on your own. Using little things like that helped to keep the missions interesting.”
The University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, has converted a 3D theater into the worldâ€™s largest touchscreen, used for teaching mathematics and computer science students interactivity. The screen has a curvature of 135 degrees and is transparent.
When the Federal Communications Commission last week issued its final network neutrality rules and said they would go into effect at the end of November, lawsuits against the policy could finally begin. Verizon and Metro PCS, both wireless carriers, had already made clear their intention to sue and were widely expected to be the first to do so. Instead, they were beaten to court by the activist group Free Pressâ€”one of the strongest supporters of network neutrality.
A fond look back at the days of Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) and dial-up modems.
Check out this article from Byte Magazine in July 1978 about the Second West Coast Computer Faire. We have certainly come along way.
An interested look at the Placebo effect, its history and how this phenomenon affects the drug makers.
Star Trek Vs Star Wars has always been a hot topic of debate in the nerd world, I honestly donâ€™t think there is any comparison between the two. William Shatner voices his opinion on the matter as well and he says they are completely different too.
Doing something as simple as playing a computer game called Foldit, gamers have helped to unlock the secrets of a protein-cutting enzyme from a virus that resembles AIDS. Though that may not mean much to you, it’s a breakthrough that could have real repercussions for those researching AIDS and cancer treatment.