John Titor & The IBM 5100

October 3, 2011 Time Travel 47 Comments

In 1975, IBM released the first mass-produced portable computer, the 5100. It was an incredible feat for the time: An integrated 5-inch CRT monitor, up to 64 kilobytes of random-access memory (RAM), and the ability to run programs meant for larger, more expensive computers, all in something the size of ...

5 Curious Facts About The Year 2012

September 28, 2011 Science

2012 is upon us, and whether or not you believe the world is doomed and we should all be crowding into our underground bunkers, there’s a lot of interesting stuff set to happen. So put on your Hazmat suits and grab your flashlights, because here’s what we have to look ...

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It Fell…From Space!

September 25, 2011 Space

For days we’d heard that a NASA satellite, which had orbited our planet for some 20 years, would come careening down to Earth. Where would it hit? When would it hit? Who would be the unlucky one-in-a-trillion to get creamed by falling space debris? Fortunately, no one drew the short ...