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Can you make a world so enormous that you'd never be able to see all of it? That might sound nonsensical, but by utilising the power of computers, a whole universe can be yours. Read more

If any of the inventions brought to life in Star Trek can claim to be the most iconic, it must surely be the transporter. But could we ever build such a thing in real life? Read more

The movie Zulu (1964) tells the story of 4000 Zulu warriors clashing with barely 150 British soldiers. I compare the celluloid version with the accounts from the history books. Read more

We've all experienced it. We're happily using our computer one moment, the next moment everything on the screen stops moving. You shake the mouse and jab its buttons. You run your finger along the keyboard like a pianist playing a glissando. But your program refuses to respond. Read more