An even thornier problem than the Clock of the Long Now.
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Friday, March 17th, 2017
A website dedicated to one of the most, um, interesting solutions to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage problem:
- Engineer cats that change colour in response to radiation.
- Create the culture/legend/history that if your cat changes colour, you should move some place else.
There are T-shirts!
Saturday, October 31st, 2015
Pssst! Wanna read something scary for Halloween? Well, this should make you shit your pants.
Seriously though, if the event described here turn out to be true, it is one of the most frightening moments in the history of our species.
Thursday, August 15th, 2013
The story behind the classic arcade game Missile Command and the toll it took on its creator:
Theurer’s constant strides for perfection left him working his body to the point that Missile Command’s premise started to manifest itself in his subconscious, sneaking into his dreams and turning them to nightmares.
There was something about the sound of those explosions, the feeling of the trackball in your hand, and the realisation that no matter how well you played, you could only delay the inevitable.
Sunday, December 30th, 2012
A fascinating blog documenting the secrecy around nuclear weaponry, past and present, by Alex Wellerstein of the American Institue of Physics.
Saturday, August 4th, 2012
This cold-war era soviet manual for post-nuclear life is as fascinating as it is horrifying.
Saturday, April 14th, 2012
A beautiful and disturbing piece of data visualisation. The numbers are quite astonishing.
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
A demo reel for the proposed solution to a very, very, very long term problem.
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
Trying to design a warning message for future generations, without relying on language, writing or current semiotics.
We considered ourselves to be a powerful culture. This place is not a place of honor…no highly esteemed deed is commemorated here… nothing valued is here. What is here is dangerous and repulsive to us.
Friday, September 17th, 2010
Monstrously beautiful images, accompanied by an eye-witness audio account.
Saturday, January 24th, 2009
"Now, there are signs â€œRADIOACTIVITYâ€� written with big white letters on the approaching paths to the structure but they donâ€™t stop the abandoned exotics lovers."