Category: Technology & IT

Pioneering Spacecraft Propulsion In Late Medieval Transylvania

Conrad Haas was a Transylvanian Saxon engineer of Austrian origin (born in Dornbach, near Vienna) who lived in the city of Hermannstadt (Romanian: Sibiu) from the Principality of Transylvania at some point in the late Middle Ages/Renaissance period. Prior to his arrival in Transylvania, present-day Romania, Conrad Haas was in charge of the arsenal of…


The Bluetooth Protocol System And The Correlation With The Viking Age

The Bluetooth wireless technology is worldwide known and used for its secure modality of transferring data between various electronic devices. It has become steadily popular for connecting mobile phones, personal computers or gaming consoles since the mid 1990s onwards. But have you ever imagined that its name might actually be correlated with that of a Viking…


The Legendary Viking Age Sunstones May Have Indeed Existed

Usage of the legendary sunstones is attested in several old Icelandic written tales to have helped the Norsemen during their lengthy maritime voyages from native Scandinavia abroad during the tumultuous Viking Age. According to several medieval allegorical stories such as, for instance, ‘Rauðúlfs þáttr‘ (meaning ‘The story of Rauð and of his sons’) written sometime during either…


Top 5 Greatest Viking Longships Of Contemporary Times

Here is a top of the five greatest Viking Age longships built in contemporary times. The following are either replicas of well known Viking longships or vessels that have been built from scratch, based on the concept of the ships used by the Norsemen during the early Middle Ages. For this top, there have been…


Age Of Empires II: HD Edition Review

Age of Empires II, together with its expansion pack titled ‘The Conquerors’, is the second installment of the eponymous winning-award personal computer video game franchise developed by Ensemble Studios for Microsoft. Age of Empires II, often abbreviated to AoE II or AoK (referring to Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, the sequel to…