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Excess Power Benefits Bitcoin Miners in the Nordic Region

Thanks to a decline in energy costs, the Nordic zone has once again become a lucrative place to mine crypto-currencies. The wettest weather in at least 20 years has improved hydro-electric power plant output, leaving Sweden and Norway with some of the lowest energy prices in the world. The resulting glut in the most significant raw material for the production of virtual coins coincided with a year when the Bitcoin price nearly quadrupled. In giant computing farms, currencies are made that

*HISSS* Tesla Makes Interesting New Noises *BLEEEP*

Snakes or Trumps - Elon Musk Tell us what Telsa's Sound Like Next! I now know when it is likely that I will have a heart attack. It will be when I’m walking, unsuspectingly, on the sidewalk and a Tesla happens to honk using the most terrifying sound I’ve heard in weeks: a bleating goat. Now, I’ve looked up videos of other goats bleating, and they do not scare me. In fact, they’re kind of cute. But the Tesla goat sounds like it is bleat screaming, and it is very alarming.

How Patty Jenkins Steered the Wonder Woman 1984 Ship

If you ask the cast of Wonder Woman 1984 pretty much any question about the film, they will find a way to gush about how much they love working with Patty Jenkins. Did Pedro Pascal bring any of his past characters into his new role as Max Lord? No, but it took a new level of vulnerability that Patty supported him through. Has Kristin Wiig always wanted to play a villain? Yes, and almost no one has asked her—except for Patty, apparently. “ like a Japanese sword,”

Australian Robots Are Exploring the Deep Sea to Study Marine Snow

Where I live, it’s too warm out for a white Christmas. But in the deep ocean, it’s always snowing. I’m talking about marine snow, or flakes of biological debris like dirt, dead phytoplankton and algae, and even bits of fecal matter that shower down from higher waters. So festive! As off-putting as this snow may sound, it serves an important purpose in regulating the climate and providing nutrients that life on the seafloor needs to thrive. To get a better grip on the detritus, 20 Australian

This Persistence of Vision Christmas Ornament Is the Most Hypnotizing Thing You’ll See Today

One of the best things to do during Christmas, in my humble opinion, is to check out all the ornaments on the trees. I especially like to look for the ornaments that are a little out of the ordinary—think Christmas tree on top of a car—cause they just rule. This year, I’ve found a tech ornament that’s absolutely hypnotizing, and even, dare I say, calming. Sean Hodgins is a maker with a yearly tradition: He likes to make techy Christmas ornaments. There was the ornament

Reports of Rare Allergic Reactions to Pfizer’s Vaccine. Here’s What We Know

Public health officials are investigating the cause of several severe allergic reactions that were reported among hundreds of thousands of people vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine last week.   As of Friday (December 18), six people who received the jab in the US developed anaphylaxis, or a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening if left untreated, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One of those patients had

Facts About Cast Away on Its 20th Anniversary

When FedEx employee Chuck Noland’s plane crashes, he ends up stranded on a deserted tropical island for four years, with an inanimate volleyball named Wilson as his only friend. Deemed an “existential blockbuster” for the 21st century, not a whole lot of action occurs during Cast Away’s 143-minute running time. But Hanks’s long beard and survival scenarios generated an iconic character and film. It took Apollo 13 screenwriter William Broyles Jr. six years to shape the

Wonder Woman 1984 Post Credits Scene Explained

Do you still have questions about the Wonder Woman 1984 post credits scene? We've got all the answers you need. There’s a lot going on throughout Wonder Woman 1984‘s (very long) runtime. At one point in the film we learn the origin of Diana’s Golden Eagle armor, and that it once belonged to a legendary Amazon warrior named Asteria, who stayed behind to fight the armies of men so that her sisters could escape to Themyscira. Diana mentions that she has tried to find Asteria since she arrived

How A Dark Time-Traveling Fantasy Game Became the Original Fallout

The end of the world was both darker and more humorous than anyone could have imagined, and in the original Fallout, released for the PC in 1997, gamers got to experience the apocalypse firsthand. The iconic, “War, war never changes,” introduction set the somber mood, which was written, strangely enough, during an episode of The Simpsons. Tim Cain, who was the lead programmer and producer of Fallout, explained over an email interview that “my assistant producer, Fred

Is the inflationary Universe a scientific theory? Not anymore

"I know of no other scientist, no other theoretical physicist alive who has a clearer focus on whether our theories and ideas are relevant to the real world. And that's always what he's after." -Neil Turok, on Paul Steinhardt The inflationary Universe is one of the most revolutionary new ways of looking at the cosmos to come out of the last 40 years of science. Instead of going all the way back to a singularity from which time, space, matter, and energy all emerged, cosmic inflation posits a

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