So you’ve suddenly found your self in control of a galaxy, but your subjects aren’t too keen on living under your supreme and enlightened guidance. Whats an Emperor to do? If you’re Palpatine, you build a giant Battle Station doomsday weapon that is riddled with more weaknesses than a rebel x-wing pilot can shake a… Read More Building a Galactic Terror, Alternatives to the Death Star.
Thanks to a recent FOIA request, details and engineering drawings have been released for a Cold War era super weapon designed by General Electric for the US government. Called “Have Sting”, the device consisted of an orbital weapons platform, a 100kw nuclear reactor, a 90MW turbogenerator, and the mother of all Rail Guns. Shooting a… Read More Have Sting top secret files released, but its no Death Star.
It seems like once a week we hear about some new miracle substance, or some amazing new battery technology that’s going to change the world. Most of the time these “miracle” discoveries either fade away along with the hype, or they prove too difficult to make any use of. Q-Carbon, a new phase of Carbon… Read More Q-Carbon: Graphene’s more useful sibling.
What constitutes a CPU core? That’s the question on the minds of many in the wake of the news concerning a class action lawsuit against microprocessor company AMD. In a suite filed by Tony Dickey of Alabama, Dickey alleges that AMD falsely claimed that it’s Bulldozer based CPUs had a higher core count then they… Read More Dickey v AMD: A Battle of Unregulated Definitions