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December 2016

That Theory About A Fire Sinking The Titanic Isn’t Exactly New

In a new documentary on the RMS Titanic, a journalist who has researched the topic for 30 years claims a fire that burned continuously throughout its voyage fatally weakened the ship’s hull before it hit an iceberg, blaming its sinking on fire and criminal negligence. But contrary to reports, that …

Reverse-engineering the universal translator

 Cinema critics keep raving about Arrival, a sci-fi drama focusing on one linguist’s attempts to decipher an alien language. Star Trek recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. As a language geek and a sci-fi fan, I felt it only logical to look into the feasibility of the universal translator, the device …

How the Nintendo Zapper Light Gun Actually Works

It’s an age-old question: what exactly was going on when you laid waste to cartoon ducks with the Nintendo Zapper? The 8-Bit Guy is here to exhaustively explain exactly how this beautiful little accessory worked its magic. Read more… from Gizmodo http://ift.tt/2hAlvEv