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The Creeping Garden (2014) (Blu-ray film review)

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Creeping Garden (2014)   (Blu-ray film review)

‘The Creeping Garden’ opens with black and white footage of Roy O’Neill, an excited NBC reporter. He says there are reports of blobs up to 18 inches in diameter appearing in gardens in Houston, Texas! Cut to a path through a pleasant wood and a man looking for slime moulds. Writing on the screen tells […]

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Insane Consequences by DJ Jaffe (book review).

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Insane Consequences by DJ Jaffe (book review).

From the start, DJ Jaffe points out that his book, ‘Insane Consequences’, is not about mental conditions but about how the USA tackles or rather doesn’t tackle its most extremely disturbed citizens. The sub-title, ‘How The Mental Health Industry Fails The Mentally Ill’ tells it all. It doesn’t! That is, the mental health industry fails […]

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NASA eyes the future.

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA eyes the future.

NASA has selected 399 rather scifi-sounding research and technology proposals that will help enable NASA’s future missions into deep space. Selected proposals aim to support the development of technologies in the areas of aeronautics, science, human exploration and operations, and space technology. This includes: High temperature superconducting coils for a future fusion reaction space engine. […]

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Against Doom: A Climate Insurgence Manual by Jeremy Brecher (book review).

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Against Doom: A Climate Insurgence Manual by Jeremy Brecher (book review).

Jeremy Brecher’s book ‘Against Doom: A Climate Insurgence Manual’ is a short but important read. If you have any interest in climate change but needed current data in your hands or even to pass the book to others to read then this easily qualifies. Some information can be inferred. Take the recent American presidential campaign […]

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Saturn’s moon Enceladus and Jupiter’s moon Europa looking hot for primitive life.

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Saturn’s moon Enceladus and Jupiter’s moon Europa looking hot for primitive life.

Two NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other “ocean worlds” in our solar system and beyond. The findings are presented in papers published Thursday by researchers with NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn and Hubble Space Telescope. In the papers, […]

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The Interocitor an article by: GF Willmetts

April 2, 2017 | By | 4 Replies More
The Interocitor     an article by: GF Willmetts

In the 1955 film, ‘This Island Earth’, Doctor Cal Meacham is the last of eight scientists to receive a catalogue that intrigues him enough to order up an Interocitor, seeing it as the key device for all mechanisms shown. At that time, he had no awareness that it was in fact a standard device of […]

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True Genius: The Life And Work Of Richard Garwin by Joel N. Shurkin (book review)

March 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
True Genius: The Life And Work Of Richard Garwin by Joel N. Shurkin  (book review)

The sub-title of Joel N. Shurkin’s book, ‘True Genius: The Life And Work Of Richard Garwin’ is ‘The Most Influential Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of’. You might not have heard of Richard Garwin but you’ve certainly seen his work. Where the Manhattan Project was concerned, we all know the names of many of the theoretical […]

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Take me to the moon, Mr Musk.

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Take me to the moon, Mr Musk.

Private space exploration company SpaceX – owned by real life Tony Stark-like genius Elon Musk – is going back to the moon with a manned mission! Well, around the moon – not sure they’re landing this time. SpaceX told us, “We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens […]

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King Kong: an examination by: GF Willmetts.

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
King Kong:  an examination by: GF Willmetts.

Whether he has feet of clay and fur covering a metal skeleton or just CGI, the giant gorilla referred to as King Kong, former resident of Skull Island has some serious problems. No one things of the Square-Cube Law, which means the mass or weight trebles as the cross-section increases in size. Ergo, even a […]

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Saving Science Class by Chris McGowan (book review).

February 26, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Saving Science Class by Chris McGowan (book review).

From the start, author Chris McGowan makes a very sound argument that there isn’t enough practical science shown and taught at school, contributing to why fewer school pupils are seeing science as a career. Although his book, ‘Saving Science Class’ is targeted at the USA and Canada, the same applies to the UK and probably […]

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