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The Story of the Apollo Guidance Computer, Part 2

In the late 1950’s, before NASA had any intentions of going to the Moon – or needing a computer to get there — the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory had designed and built a small prototype probe they hoped would one day fly to Mars (read the background in part 1 of this story here).  This little probe used a small,… Read More »

The strange story of a seized Hanjin ship and its lonely crew

Sprinkled across the oceans around the globe, some 60 of Hanjin Shipping’s cargo vessels are stranded at sea. The company filed for bankruptcy two weeks ago. Here’s the story of one of those ships, its captain and its crew. The Hanjin Rome is nestled between countless other ships off the coast of Singapore, a towering container vessel. As… Read More »

TIFF 2016: Snowden’s story shows ‘the world is out of control,’ says Oliver Stone

The National Security Agency’s surveillance operations are “really a secret underworld” that the public could only guess at until Edward Snowden exposed them, according to veteran American director Oliver Stone. “The government lies about it all the time. What they’re doing is illegal and they keep doing it… We’ll never know the whole story, we’re so many years behind… Read More »