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Science Fiction Science

The Liverpudlians have done it! Created by The University of Liverpool Library with the support of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the SF Hub aims to facilitate research into science fiction and its related literary genres. Loads of sci-fi stuff

New form of cyberpunk offshoot – InfernoKrusher!

Thus, (excerpts from) Notes Toward an Infernokrusher Manifesto: Explosion is the new transgression. Demolition is the new deconstruction. [—Benjamin Rosenbaum] More than the death of the Reader, Infernokrusher prizes the sudden, violent dismemberment of the Reader Infernokrusher fiction explodes stagnant genre conventions, e.g., that it’s not okay to have all your characters run over by Read more about New form of cyberpunk offshoot – InfernoKrusher![…]

Birdflu

El reg has a good article on birdflu. Why haven’t my local media outlets reported on events such as [Feb 2005] report of probable person to person transmission of bird flu in Vietnam? I find that to be a little more interesting that, say, the latest creepy news from the Michael Jackson Trial. P2P transmission Read more about Birdflu[…]

Quantum Cryptography Final Key Transmission

NEC Corporation, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, POWEREDCOM, Inc., and Japan Science and Technology Agency have jointly succeeded in realizing fortnight-long, continuous quantum cryptography final-key (note 1) generation at an average rate of 13 kbps over a 16-km-long commercial optical network. Yeah!