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The real-life Minas Tirith from 'Lord of the Rings': A tour of Mont Saint-Michel

For over 1,000 years, Mont Saint-Michel has stood the test of time, sieges, sacks, and more. Its iconic positioning, on a tiny island just off the French coast, has given inspiration to movie makers, designers for games like Assassin's Creed, and artists of all kinds. Here's a full photo tour of this island village, castle, and abbey.

By June 27, 2014


Siege Toys' Trebuchette

New snap-together desktop siege engine is in development as a Kickstarter project. Co-inventor Michael Woods gives us a demo.

April 5, 2011


Google, under legal siege, seeks Nortel patents

The search company, while reiterating its belief that the patent system is broken, recognizes that it can't be ignored.

By April 4, 2011


Students' siege-engine robots rumble in Dallas

Students from 14 countries battled it out at the 2010 VEX Robotics Competition World Championship in Dallas. They designed and built their own autonomous and remote-controlled robots from kits.

By April 28, 2010


Armor plating for the PS3 under siege

Sony consoles on the go get some protection.

By April 21, 2008


MySQL under siege and the likely need to "roll your own" open source

IBM bought Solid. What does this mean for MySQL, and for the larger open-source community?

By December 22, 2007