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Featured Sci-Fi Short: The Narrow World [Video]

Written and Directed by Brent Bonacorso, The Narrow World is a short sci-fi flick that tells the story of a massive alien that arrives on Earth and heads over to Los Angeles, peacefully. The whole thing is filmed a little Neil Blomkamp-style, and I quite like the approach the director took on this one. Check it out!

[Brent Bonacorso]

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Exceptional Sci-Fi Short Film: DUST [MUST-WATCH!]

A Sci-Fi, fantasy inspired by anime and classic horror, Dust is set in a harsh and unpredictable natural environment where people have isolated themselves in an ancient city behind a massive wall. A socially marginalized tracker teams up with a black-market merchant to save the society that has rejected his way of life.

[Ember Lab]

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Wartime Cryptographer Jerry Roberts Dies

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Captain Raymond “Jerry” Roberts, the last survivor of the team that cracked a German encryption during the second world war, has died aged 93.

Roberts didn’t work on cracking Enigma, arguably the better-known of the German encryptions. Instead his work at the top secret Bletchley Park center in England was based around cracking the Lorenz cipher, known colloquially by the British as the Tunny system.

Tunny was far more complex than Enigma, using 12 wheels to encode information rather than Enigma’s three. It was used exclusively for messages between members of the German high command including Rommel and Hitler himself and included details of the movement of entire armies.

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