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Crave visits the Cray-1, a true museum piece

The megaflop-busting Cray-1 made computing history back in 1976. Crave's Nerdy New Mexico arrives in the atomic city of Los Alamos to meet up with with this supercomputing classic.

By April 10, 2012

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Was Russia's discovery of water on moon in 1976 ignored?

A Columbia University astrophysicist declares that the Luna 24 mission secured geological samples that had traces of water. The West, however, allegedly ignored the thought until 1994 when the Clementine mission produced similar results.

By May 30, 2012

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Tinkertown: An animatronic, handmade maker wonderland

Crave's Nerdy New Mexico series explores the maker side of the state at Tinkertown, a folk art paradise full of animated miniatures and old amusement park machines.

By April 14, 2012

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Phone history, full of steampunk designs and rotary dials

Crave's Nerdy New Mexico series geeks out in a building full of telephone bygones, wallowing in the beauty of rotary dial phones, giant switchboards, and a brick-size early mobile phone.

By April 12, 2012

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The Black Hole: Los Alamos lab surplus store surprises

If Los Alamos National Laboratory had a garage sale, it would look like the Black Hole, a surplus store full of musty old equipment. Crave's Nerdy New Mexico tries to figure out what all those twiddly knobs are for.

By April 11, 2012