This week we’re taking the geek back, way back. Back to the original days of Atari and the minimalist, addicting game of Pong. But while Pong simulated ping pong (or table tennis), this remake simulates black holes! And instead of batting a simulated ball back and forth, you now have to use the gravitational effects of a black hole to sling shot stars past your opponent. The trailer for the game (video’s after the jump) shows the game in action. Should you decide you simply must play around black holes, this is by far the safest way to do it. You can download versions for both Mac and Windows here.
As if you needed another reason to play around on the Internet.
The rest of your geek fix:
- Language geeks: Did Neil Armstrong misspeak on the Moon or did he just speak like an Ohioan?
- More word fun: National Spelling Bee winning word is Yiddish with multiple accepted spellings.
- This stunning Silk Pavilion at MIT Media Labs is a joint project between engineers and silk worms [VIDEO]
- Female Madagascar sucker-footed bats are nowhere to be found despite thriving numbers.
- Russian scientists extract liquid blood from a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth found in Siberia.
- Rat’s eyes move in opposite directions when they are running, with one always looking up.
- When we get hot, we take off a layer of clothing. When starfish get hot, they lose an arm!
- Think cicadas are crazy? Check out these other bizarre life cycles found in nature.
- Scientists identify the cause of Ireland’s potato famine by extracting DNA from diseased potato leaves stored in museum.
That should tide you over until next week. @Summer_Ash