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5 Reasons The Victorian Era Was Utter Insanity

The Victorian Era was an age of new discoveries and technologies that changed everything about the way we live. It basically created the modern world as we know it. But that time of transition also led to some very, very weird ideas and dangers that seem baffling today.

The Future of War

War has been a part of the human experience since the beginning of civilization. But new technologies are changing the face of warfare in ways that we never really expected. From cyberwarfare to autonomous AI-piloted drones to space warfare, the future of war is weird. And terrifying.

NEOM: City Of The Future or $600 Billion Stunt?

NEOM is Saudi Arabia’s tentpole project in their Vision 2030 initiative to help move the Kingdom away from an oil-based economy and rely more on technology and tourism. It has some ambitious goals, like being 100% sustainable, moving all transport underground, and even glowing beaches. But the most noticeable thing about the project is the fact that the city will lie on a 100-mile line serviced by a hyperloop-style high speed train system.

10 Crazy Facts About The Apollo Program

The race to the moon was always more about dueling superpowers than the spirit of exploration. And because of that, enormous risks and creative leaps were made to reach their goal. For that and many other reasons, the Apollo program was one of the most insane ventures ever undertaken, and here are 10 reasons why.

Liquid Metal Batteries – As Good As The Hype?

There’s no shortage of battery storage solutions these days, but one of the most interesting (and one with massive potential) is the liquid metal battery – a battery that you literally melt.

So let’s talk about how it works, the pros and cons, and how they stack up against Tesla’s lithium-ion battery packs.

Contact Was Wrong – Aliens Can’t Hear Us

Carl Sagan is an absolute legend and a hero, and his book Contact and the movie it’s based on is phenomenal. HOWEVER… we examined the central conceit of the story – that aliens pick up our radio signals and return a message with instructions to build a machine – and look at the stars inside the 100 light-year bubble around Earth where our radio waves have traveled. And the potential of this happening… Well, it isn’t good.

Sorry Carl.

The Mystery of Phantom Limb Pain

Up to 70% of amputees claim to feel pain in their missing limbs, and we’re still not completely sure why. Some of the theories range from nerve damage to crossed wires in the brain to a redrawing of the mind’s map. And some new therapies involving simple mirror illusions and cutting edge technology are helping amputees live less painful lives. And it’s also making us question the very nature of reality.