Gravitational Waves Detected

An exciting announcement last week marked another milestone in our understanding of the universe. Almost 100 years ago Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, or ripples in the fabric of space-time. The existence of gravitational waves had been confirmed for the first time in the late 1970s, but they were not able to detect them and prove their existence here on Earth. Not until last week: scientists were finally able to directly observe ripples of gravitational waves.
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Breakpoint 2008

I can’t believe it’s been more than a year since I wrote about the Breakpoint demo event. Breakpoint 2008 already took place last March on the Easter weekend, so the following is actually pretty old news. I still want to share some of my favorites though. This year’s motto of the competition was Digital Garden hinting at the annual Garden Show in Germany that took place in Bingen at the Rhine river as well.
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Breakpoint 2007

I just read an interesting article about the Breakpoint 2007 demo-party that took place last April in Bingen on the Rhine river in Germany. Breakpoint is considered one of the biggest demoscene parties worldwide. For those who haven’t heard anything about demos yet, here’s a brief history as I remember it: The Beginnings It all started in the 80s with home computers like the Commodore 64 or Amiga, back when we used to share floppy disks and tapes with our favorite games.
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