Did you know...
- ... that the first stable reflector was found in October 1996, and the first fast stable reflector appeared in 2013, allowing the construction of oscillators of all periods >=43 ticks?
- ...that eighteen spaceship velocities have been constructed, including two infinitely adjustable families of ships?
- ...that there are 71 distinct ways for two gliders to collide, but it is unknown how many distinct 3-glider collisions there are?
- ... that to display the smallest known gun pattern for a Gemini spaceship at 1 cell = 1 pixel, on a standard-density video monitor, a screen over one mile square would be needed?
- ... that no odd-period glider guns were known before 1995, when a period 565 p5-spark-assisted B-heptomino loop was constructed by David Buckingham?
- ... that even though the speed limit for spaceships is c/2 in a vacuum, in a medium of stripes agar there are "spaceships" that can travel at lightspeed along the stripes, or two thirds of lightspeed perpendicular to the stripes?
- ... that the smallest known spacefiller pattern consists of 187 cells?
- ... that the smallest known sawtooth pattern in Conway's Life consists of only 181 ON cells?
- ... that there are now over fifty known Herschel conduits, counting stable conduits only, and more than twice that number if oscillator-supported conduits are included?
- ... that as of June 2015, because diagonal Geminoids are still theoretical, half-bakery knightships are the only known spaceships with fixed slope but adjustable speed?