Martin Luther King Jr.
Here’s How Not to Celebrate the Anniversary of MLK’s Famous Speech, Courtesy of the Golf Channel
People choose to commemorate important events in different ways. Here at Geekosystem, we thought to honor the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech by wondering how far the original broadcast has since travelled into space. Over at the official Twitter for the Golf Channel, they had other... ideas. About golf.Read on...
How Far Into Space has MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech Traveled?
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech. There's no shortage of coverage to mark the day, but we were wondering how far the original broadcast has traveled into space. We sat down and got all geared up to do some serious space-math. Here's what we came up with.Read on...
Pacifists Face Off: Gandi Takes On Martin Luther King Jr. In Epic Rap BattleWhen two dead historical figures have a beef with one another, the only way to settle it is through an epic rap battle. Thankfully, there's a whole YouTube channel dedicated to just such resolutions. When we last checked in on the Epic Rap Battles of History channel, we saw Snoop Lion rapping as Moses to settle the score against Santa Claus. Now we have Keegan-Michael Key as Gandhi up against Jordan Peele's Martin Luther King Jr. It does in fact get pretty epic, but it also gets a little NSFW for some language.Read on...
Scientists Code All 154 Shakespeare Sonnets and MP3 Files With DNA
I recently picked up a 32 gig micro-SD card, and I was impressed by how much data could fit into something so small, but that's nothing compared to the research being done in DNA data storage. Science has been able to code information with DNA, but the amount of data capable of being stored was low, while the error rate was high. New techniques have allowed scientists to encode large amounts of data into DNA, including all 154 Shakespeare sonnets, a photo of their lab, a PDF file, and an MP3 of a portion of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, and to decode the information from the DNA successfully.Read on...
Bryan Singer Talks Extensively About X-Men: First Class
Ain't It Cool News, as usual, has quite a few big reveals for us from Bryan Singer, producer of X-Men: First Class, the X-Men prequel/reboot of which we've heard so much casting news lately. Reveals about the 60's. And James Bond. And the Hellfire Club. Well? Click through already!Read on...