Particle-beam weapons are the bread and butter of many a science fiction arsenal. I used them in my story Hostages, and already mentioned them once when discussing particle accelerators. I thought it was time for a more in-depth look at particle-beam weapons.
Everybody’s talking about Bitcoin. As an IT person, I’ve been hearing about it for years, but the rest of the world is increasingly in an uproar. So, let’s combine some technical and economic knowledge and see what it’s all about.
Western Democracy. The universally lauded, ultimate way to set up a Good™ society. I recently had an argument about what a democracy really means, and I’ve since realized that ‘democracy’ as a term has become as loaded as the term ‘nazi’.