The 1982 Atari game for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is famously the “worst game ever made.” In fact, it was such a disaster that all the unsold copies were rumored to have been dumped in a New Mexico landfill site, giving rise to one of the most popular unsolved urban legends in gamer culture.
Now, that landfill is going to be excavated. Meaning that we’ve already reached the point where 1980s video game history counts as archaeology. Feeling old, yet?
Are you going to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier ?
First superhero movie of the year. Captain America is an interesting character so far. After the first film set in the 40’s, and The Avengers, I’m curious to see him fully in action in our century. I will probably see the movie this weekend.
And you? Are you going to see it? Have you seen it?
There are survivors They’re coming home They float in darkness They’re not alone Now here they come Now hear they come Now they will be received
No one could outrun the crash It was all reduced to rubble And then again to ash To the blinding burning light It’s no use to fight There’s no one out there
Synopsis of the whole album: The year is 2048 AD. Humans are now able to leave their earthly home and travel to other dimensions. While traveling, a shell of their body remains on earth and functions at a reduced capacity.
For most people, life is more interesting and entertaining in these alternate dimensions; however, having neglected their loved ones at home, society on earth begins to deteriorate. Anarchy ensues and the travelers begin to receive millions of S.O.S.’s from their families on earth. Now, they must fight and struggle their way back home to save earth from certain destruction. Our story begins………… (via)
Nearly a century ago, Albert Einstein suggested that time should move faster the farther away you are from the surface of the Earth. Now scientists have tested this theory at the small distances we travel up and down every day. Using the world’s most precise clocks, they confirmed that our wristwatches tick at a slightly different speed when we ride an elevator, climb a flight of stairs, or even sit upright in bed.
[…] This optical atomic clock uses lasers tuned to the vibrations of a single atom of aluminum, which wobbles more than a quadrillion times per second (a quadrillion is a 1 followed by 15 zeros). It keeps time to within a second for 3.7 billion years.
Searching for time dilation, Chou and his colleagues put the clock on a table and raised the table by a foot. After a long observation, they found that the time on the raised clock was slightly ahead of the time on a second clock kept below.
"The difference at a foot of height over 100 years would be about 100 nanoseconds, said Chou. "That’s about a hundred billionths of a second."
Time, then, does not flow at a constant rate in our daily lives.
"These small differences would have been undetectable for the previous generation of atomic clocks," said Chou, who published the results in the journal Science.
All other things being equal, living upstairs causes you to age slightly faster than living downstairs. And even with both feet planted firmly on the ground, parts of your body at different heights will age differently.