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When gravity falls: with ‘orphan memory’.

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
When gravity falls: with ‘orphan memory’.

Monash University researchers have identified a new concept – ‘orphan memory’ – which changes the current thinking around gravitational waves. The research, by the Monash Centre for Astrophysics, was published recently in Physical Review Letters. Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicts that cataclysmic cosmic explosions stretch the fabric of spacetime. The stretching of spacetime is […]

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Jupiter: planet of weird wonder.

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jupiter: planet of weird wonder.

Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant, and a mammoth, lumpy magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the […]

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NASA Mercury: 1956 to 1963 (All Models) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Baker (book review)

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA Mercury: 1956 to 1963 (All Models) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Baker  (book review)

In many respects, I have always wondered why Haynes left a look at NASA’s Mercury Program until last of their space books. At least, I’m assuming it’s the last. Without these early space flights, none of the rest would have been possible. Back in the late 1950s and start of the 1960s, there were all […]

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Game of Thrones: seven seasons for seven kingdoms (trailer).

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones: seven seasons for seven kingdoms (trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the 7th season of Game of Thrones. Battles, lots and lots of battles. And nooky. And iron thrones that everyone wants to sit on. It hits the USA on  16th July 2017 on HBO. And if they have any sense, everywhere else soon after, or … it’s illegal streaming time!

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (new trailer).

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (new trailer).

Here’s another trailer for the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets movie – bringing the trend for space opera to the big screen via a French graphic novel.

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View From Another Shore: European Science Fiction (Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies) – 2nd edition edited by Franz Rottensteiner (book review)

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
View From Another Shore: European Science Fiction (Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies) – 2nd edition edited by Franz Rottensteiner   (book review)

Anthologies of foreign Science Fiction are intrinsically interesting, I think because the writers come from a different culture than your own. Not all that different if they’re French or German but quite a bit if they were in the Eastern bloc under communism. All the stories in this book date from before 1973 when it […]

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Sir Roger Moore passes away: Bond, The Saint, The Persuaders.

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sir Roger Moore passes away: Bond, The Saint, The Persuaders.

Sir Roger Moore has very sadly passed away today of a cancer-related illness. He was an actor and legend: the 3rd Bond, who with one arched eyebrow and quip could put down such villains as Drax in Moonraker, the most sci-fi of the spy-fi movies. Or Stromberg in The Spy Who Loved Me – more […]

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Orphan Black (trailer for the last season).

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Orphan Black (trailer for the last season).

Here’s the final season Orphan Black trailer – the sisters fight as one … but then, they are clones, so I guess that is allowable, if not to be actively encouraged! Coming at you from June 2017. The blurb reads: The clone sisterhood has been through it all together. From assassinations, detrimental illnesses, monitors and […]

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The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden (book review)

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden  (book review)

‘The Bear And The Nightingale’ is a standalone novel set in Russia in the 1800s. Vasilisa is the youngest daughter of five children, living in a small village on rich lands owned by her father, Lord Pyotr. Her mother, Marina, daughter of the Grand Prince of Moscow came from a line of women known to […]

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Doctor Who season 10 episode 6. Extremis by Steven Moffat

May 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 6. Extremis by Steven Moffat

No holy orders, no confessions, from here in there are spoilers! Anything I say about this story or rather stories is going to be spoiler, so forgive me if I go into broad terms. There are two stories here. The first is about who is in the vault and it should come as no surprise […]

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