Day: September 23, 2020

Like building simulation games? Viking City Builder looks intriguing

Screenshots all taken from the gameplay trailer.

We might not have gotten our wish for The Sims 4 to get a Viking or Norse Mythology inspired pack, but there is something else to fill the void.

Described as being in the classic building simulator gaming category with real-time strategy included in the game play, the game was announced by solo developer Roslagen recently.



a statue of a man: Viking City Builder Game Steam (4)


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Viking City Builder Game Steam (4)

Like other era-simulators, Viking City Builder will task players with building quintessential Viking buildings for their conquerors to settle. There will be blood and battles between Viking troops and medieval European armies.



Viking City Builder Game Steam (19)


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Viking City Builder Game Steam (19)

The pre-alpha footage and trailer recently released on Steam looks impressive, even more so when you consider this is the work of a single person.



a group of people standing in front of a house: Viking City Builder Game Steam (22)


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Mapping Technology Reveals Channels of Warm Water Under Florida-Sized Glacier | Smart News

New research shows that a Florida-sized block of ice in Western Antarctica called the Thwaites Glacier is sitting on top of large channels that may allow warm ocean water to melt it from the bottom, Carolyn Gramling reports for Science News.

Two new studies, both published in the journal Cryosphere, provide a detailed map of the glacier’s two ice shelf regions and the ocean floor in front of and underneath them. As one of the largest glaciers in Antarctica, the Thwaites Glacier is the subject of close study—if the entire glacier melted, it would cause ocean levels to rise by 25 inches. When the new maps are incorporated into models of Thwaites’ melting, that will show whether the deep trenches might cause the glacier to collapse sooner than previously predicted.

“Understanding that process and how these cavities evolve will be key to understanding how Thwaites and western Antarctica will

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World’s fastest internet can download entire library of Netflix in less than a second; can you guess the speed?

While currently, a limited spectrum bandwidth of 4.5THz, or recently, 9THz, are used commercially, the researchers used a bandwidth of 16.8THz. Image: Reuters

Fastest data transmission: A team of researchers from University College London (UCL), led by Dr Lidia Galdino, worked with two companies, and together they broke the world record for the fastest internet speed. They reached a data transmission rate of 178 terabits a second, which translates to the transmission rate of 178 million megabits in a second. According to a statement by UCL, at this speed, it would be possible to download the entire library of Netflix in less than a second.

The statement added that the record was double the capacity of any system currently being used in the world. The data transmission was done using a range of colours of light or wavelengths that is much wider than that is used in optical fibre. While

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Positive Effects of Utilizing Modern Gadgets

The world is evolving every single day, and brilliant gadgets are being introduced every year to make those things possible which were once thought to be impossible. Our lives have transformed so much that the endless technology surrounding us has become so typical in our lives that we often forget just how much further we have come in the last few decades.

How Far We’ve Come

Today we utilize many modern-day gadgets in our everyday life. Everything from smart cooking equipment to music devices, they all make use of science and technology in one way or the other. Communication gadgets are another classification of these devices which play a crucial part in our lives by helping us connect with our friends and relatives from all over the world. However, these are not the only gadgets that have a favorable influence on our lives. Think of that security camera outside your

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