If you play a lot of online games, you’ll love this … the new company “GameRail” has just opened the doors on their website and is now is accepting beta sign-ups for testing of the first network ever to be optimized exclusively for online gaming. GameRail claims that they’ll give you lower latency and fewer hops to any game server.
“Researchers…have shown it takes about ten years to develop expertise in any of a wide variety of areas, including chess playing, music composition…and research in neuropsychology and topology. There appear to be no real shortcuts: even Mozart, who was a musical prodigy at age 4, took 13 more years before he began to produce world-class music.”
With the VISIR instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers have mapped the disc around a star more massive than the Sun. The very extended and flared disc most likely contains enough gas and dust to spawn planets. It appears as a precursor of debris discs such as the one around Vega-like stars.
Researchers have simulated what would happen to Internet reliability in the United States if terrorists were able to knock out various physical components of the network. The good news is that it would be very difficult to cause major disruptions across the country, although destruction of some key parts could seriously degrade Internet quality.
The U.S. government is seeking to develop a powerful ground-based laser weapon that would use beams of concentrated light to destroy enemy satellites in orbit. The largely secret project is part of a wide-ranging effort to develop space both defensive and offensive. The White House has recently sought to play down the issue of space arms.