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In 2007, the smash-hit game BioShock told the story of Rapture, a city built on the Atlantic seabed dedicated to the pursuit of the free market. Now academic Alexander Wissner-Gross has revealed how the race for light-speed trading could fuel the development of something remarkably similar. High frequency trading (HFT) exploits tiny differences in the…

YouTube user Henry Reich is behind an ongoing series of videos exploring concepts of physics in sixty second bursts. You might think that’s too short a time to explain wave particle duality, and some of the videos did leave me hankering for extra information, but hey, that’s more than I can say for any physics…

Friday Flash Fun: Gravity Pods

Gravity Pods isn’t a new game, having hit the net back in 2007, but it’s certainly worth a look if you haven’t tried it before. The physics-based game runs on a simple premise: get your green rocket to the purple swirly thing. To do this you’ll need to navigate the gravitational fields of numerous ‘pods’,…