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How Time Travel Works

How Time Travel Works

Page 1/7 - From millennium-skipping Victorians to phone booth-hopping teenagers, the term time travel often summons our most fantastic visions of what it means to move through the fourth dimension. But of course you don’t need a time machine or a fancy wormhole to jaunt through the years. As you’ve probably noticed, we’re all constantly engaged in the act of time travel. At its most basic level, time is the rate of change in the universe — and like it or not, we are constantly undergo

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Is Time Travel Possible?

Is Time Travel Possible?

Traveling forwards in time is surprisingly easy. Einstein’s special theory of relativity, developed in 1905, shows that time passes at different rates for people who are moving relative to one another – although the effect only becomes large when you get close to the speed of light. If one were to leave Earth in a spacecraft traveling at an appreciable fraction of light-speed, turn around and come back, only a few years might have passed on board but many years could have gone by on Earth.

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Space probe approaches mysterious celestial body

Space probe approaches mysterious celestial body

- This is what exploration is all about, says Nasa researcher Alan Stern, who is responsible for the project, to Business Insider. New Horizons will take several hundred photographs of Ultima Thule at the passage in order for the researchers to be able to study its geography and surface. When the nuclear-powered space probe began its journey in 2006, the mission was to study Pluto, 500 million miles from the earth. Nasa then did not know Ultima Thule's existence. Only in 2014 could the

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App Store created 164 new million-dollar publishers in 2018

App Store created 164 new million-dollar publishers in 2018

he App Store has historically led Google Play in terms of developers’ ability to monetize their apps, including consumer spending on in-app purchases and subscriptions. Today, a new report from Sensor Tower offers new insight as to what that means for app publishers’ businesses: It found that the App Store produced more million-dollar apps in 2018 than Google Play. Nearly twice as many, in fact. According to the app store intelligence firm’s analysis, 164 publishers earned their first milli

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Blizzard Creates Official Catalog Of Overwatch Pros Who Break The Rules

Blizzard Creates Official Catalog Of Overwatch Pros Who Break The Rules

We know who’s been naughty now, thanks to Blizzard’s new website outing Overwatch pros for violating the Overwatch League’s rules and code of conduct. The Overwatch League’s “discipline tracker” is a public list of players who broke league rules, such as by boosting other people’s accounts or being toxic. Next to their infractions, Blizzard lists the punishment due to them. Today is the tracker’s first day online and, already, seven pros have received suspensions or fines before the next se

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Microsoft signing up beta testers for Chromium Edge

Microsoft signing up beta testers for Chromium Edge

Microsoft is changing the rendering engine of their Edge browser from EdgeHTML to Google’s Chromium, which is expected to bring a variety of benefits, including improved compatibility with websites, easier support for developers and support for Google’s Chrome plugins. Swapping the engine is going to require a lot of testing, however, and Microsoft is now signing up beta testers.  Thankfully this does not appear to be tied to the Windows Insider program, meaning you can keep your otherwise

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NASA Astronauts Posters

NASA Astronauts Posters

So, it turns out that NASA takes group photos of their astronauts before they go on a mission. Some astronauts got tired of the regular photos and decided to make them into movie posters, and they are awesome. Take a look below and tell us which one you like best.

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Fortnite Creators sued for Floss Dance

Fortnite Creators sued for Floss Dance

The creators behind the popular game “Fortnite” have been sued because they used the so-called floss dance in the game. “Fortnite” has been sued by floss dance creator, 16-year-old Russell Horning, more famous as The Backpack Kid, who claims that the developer Epic Games have been guilty of copyright infringement when using the dance in Fortnite. The floss dance, alleged to have been invented by Russell Horning, has been a phenomenon primarily on the internet since 2016. Horning h

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Overwatch patch notes v1.28: new Busan map, Hero Gallery filter, Earthshatter fixes

Overwatch patch notes v1.28: new Busan map, Hero Gallery filter, Earthshatter fixes

The latest version of Overwatch is taking shape on the PTR and available for testing. Highlights so far include a new map – Busan in South Korea – a new way to search for cosmetics in the Hero Gallery, and some long-awaited TLC for Reinhardt’s ult, Earthshatter. Changes elsewhere are pretty minor. Birgitte’s shield bash now knocks down and gets knocked down by other charging targets (such as Reinhardt), and you should find you’re able to more precisely tune the relative aim sensitivity whil

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Overwatch loot boxes will no longer be sold for real money in Belgium, The Netherlands

Overwatch loot boxes will no longer be sold for real money in Belgium, The Netherlands

The ability to purchase loot boxes for real money in Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm will soon be disabled in Belgium and The Netherlands. To comply with the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC), Blizzard has announced it will no longer sell loot boxes for real money in the country for Overwatch or Heroes of the Storm. Players will still be able to purchase the crates using in-game currency earned through playtime. The BGC declared randomized loot boxes in games were to be considered

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Gaming events have to rethink security after Jacksonville

Gaming events have to rethink security after Jacksonville

Multiple video game event organizers are being forced to rethink their security measures in the aftermath of the tragedy in Jacksonville, Florida. Formerly the realm of friendly, relaxed gatherings in social settings like bars and stores, competitive gaming may soon have to take a more proactive approach to protecting its players. Last Sunday, a man opened fire at a Madden tournament in the GLHF Gaming Bar in Jacksonville Landing. At the moment, police won’t speculate on the motive of the s

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Nearly 40% of American gamers play at work

Nearly 40% of American gamers play at work

A new survey, released last week, suggests a good chunk of gamers are spending time on their favorite hobby at work — meaning several of you reading this article are gaming when you shouldn’t be. The survey, compiled by Limelight Networks, was taken by over 3,000 gamers across six countries: the US, UK, France, Germany, South Korea, and Japan. The questions ranged from “How many hours do you spend playing video games per week?” to “Will you continue to play online games or make purchases fr

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