How the video game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. inspired a wave of real-world Chernobyl tourists

A virtual world leads to IRL excursions By Darmon Richter Apr 29, 2021, 12:32pm EDT Illustration by Alex Castro At the entrance to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine, 35 years on from the worst nuclear disaster in history, a yellow souvenir van sells T-shirts, key rings, and glow-in-the-dark “Chernobyl condoms,” all branded with gas… Read more


Possibly the Worst RTX 3080 Ti ‘Leak’ Ever

Home News (Image credit: Nvidia) Another ‘leak’ of the RTX 3080 Ti has arrived, this time from Chinese leaker “Big hardware player” who claims to have an engineering sample of a Colorful RTX 3080 Ti on hand. We’re not convinced of the veracity of the images or the data, for a variety of reasons. Before… Read more


Critical NASA rocket test ends early with a shutdown

A critical NASA rocket test ended with a shutdown on Saturday, a little over a minute into what was planned to be an eight-minute test. This trial run was a vital checkpoint for NASA’s much-delayed Space Launch System. The SLS is set to play a key role in the agency’s Artemis program which aims to… Read more