Historic Findings: Tablets of Assyria & Fabergé Knives

kmiragaya / 123RF Stock Photo   Assyrian Tablets A trove of Assyrian tablets, 93 in total, have been discovered near the small village of Bassetki, northern Iraq, dating to around 1250 BCE. Two Mittani cuneiform tablets were also found, belonging to a civilization which was located north of the Assyrians. The ruins that the tablets…

Mechanical Menagerie #12: Stronger Than Nukes

Kinetic Bombardment Nuclear weapons. Whatever your opinions you have to admit that they are an extremely dangerous threat to the planet. Even if 20 were to be used the death toll and subsequent fallout would be horrific. At first they started at several kilotons in power but average nuclear weapons have far surpassed them. By…

Hoverbikes #1: A Tool of Transport or a Weapon of War?

Dubai’s Hovering Police Credit: HOVERSURF OFFICIAL As we begin a new article series entitled Hoverbikes we draw our eyes to the widening popularity that these futuristic vehicles are gaining. We deal with two interesting ideas: the application of these machines as policing tools and weapons. We begin in the dust strewn paradise of Dubai. The…

Mechanical Menagerie #1: Exoskeletons

Bionic Boot Credit: Keahi Seymour The Bionic Boots are an invention by Keahi Seymour that you wear just as any boot but which allow the user to run at speeds of up to 25 mph. I could easily see them as an innovation in future exoskeletons but they could also be used for sport or transportation…

Alien Hunt

There is a Russian billionaire looking for aliens. No really I’m serious. Yuri Milner is the man in question and currently he is conducting a $100 million project called the Breakthrough Listen Initiative. Basically, using several telescopes around the world, the project will scour the Milky Way for laser transmissions and radio signals. By no…