links for 2008-03-11
Gary Gygax, a pioneer of the imagination who transported a fantasy realm of wizards, goblins and elves onto millions of kitchen tables around the world through the game he helped create, Dungeons & Dragons, died on March 5, 2008.
Gary Gygax co-created the game Dungeons & Dragons, and on that foundation of role-playing and polyhedral dice he constructed the social and intellectual structure of our world. We live in Gary Gygax’s world: fantasy, magic, superheroes and logarithm.
A camera that can “see” explosives, drugs and weapons hidden under clothing from 25 metres has been invented. The ThruVision system is based on so-called “terahertz”, or T-ray, technology, normally used by astronomers to study dying stars.