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Archaeologist Uses 2,000-Year-Old Sky to Study Roman Ruins

If archaeology was once about digging through dirt, it is increasingly—like almost every other profession—about programming computers. Bernie Frischer, an Indiana University "archaeo-informaticist," has came up with a new theory about two Roman monuments. His findings are based on 3D reconstructions of the monuments using video game technology and calculations of the sun's position 2,000 years ago. Read More >>

astronomy
NASA Makes the Most Realistic Simulation of All Moon Phases Through an Entire Year

Using new terrain maps obtained by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Scientific Visualisation Studio at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. has created the most realistic simulation of all the moon phases through an entire year—2013. It's mesmerising. Read More >>

science
How to Tell If You're Living in the Matrix

It's a famous question among academic philosophers and drunken college students alike: how can we be sure we're not living in a gigantic computer simulation? Fortunately, researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany think they've cracked it. Read More >>

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A Whole Bunch of Incredible Simulators For 97p Each Are Your Change-Your-Life-Through-Simulation Deals of the Day

We all dream of an alternative career, a life away from the dead ends that we've painted ourselves into through bad decisions and cowardice. It's rarely possible to drop sticks and make that career change though... unless you're playing a SIMULATOR! Read More >>

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