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Kalashnikov goes the full Terminator.

July 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Kalashnikov goes the full Terminator.

Kalashnikov, manufacturer of the infamous AK-74 assault rifle, has developed a fully automated combat module based on neural network technologies that enable it to identify targets and make decisions, Kalashnikov director Sofiya Ivanova told the Russian news service TASS this week. “In the imminent future, the Group will unveil a range of products based on […]

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NASA’s Langley: free William Shatner documentary.

July 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA’s Langley: free William Shatner documentary.

An interesting new documentary by William Shatner about NASA’s Langley Research Center explores its history.

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Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy by Tim Harford (book review)

July 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy by Tim Harford   (book review)

Don’t think the title ‘Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy’ is going to be about the money side of our reality. Tim Harford’s book focuses on significant inventions and regimes that have formed our civilisation over the centuries. From the start, he examines the switch from the scratch plough that merely dug a grove […]

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Super-Speed: Faster Than A Speeding… a rushed article by: GF Willmetts

July 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Super-Speed: Faster Than A Speeding…  a rushed article by: GF Willmetts

There are a lot of problems with super-speed. Fortunately, the few super-human characters who can genuinely fly under their own power (sic) choose not to run fast on the ground. If anything, it’s harder to stay on the ground. Therein lies the problems outlined below. Indeed, it is these problems that resulted in the original […]

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Supersonic X-Plane (now with extra whisper-mode).

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Supersonic X-Plane (now with extra whisper-mode).

NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design. QueSST is the initial design stage of NASA’s planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration experimental airplane, otherwise known as an X-plane. […]

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US to establish brand new military service … the U.S. Space Corps.

June 26, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
US to establish brand new military service … the U.S. Space Corps.

All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the Corps! A day in the Space Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal’s a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I LOVE the Corps! Mike Rogers, Chairman of the Committee on U.S. Armed […]

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Seeing What Others Cannot See by Thomas G. West (book review)

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Seeing What Others Cannot See by Thomas G. West  (book review)

It’s odd that I haven’t come across any of the other books by Thomas G. West because he specialises in the genius mind. With ‘Seeing What Others Cannot See’, the sub-title, ‘The Hidden Advantages Of Visual Thinkers And Differently Wired Brains’ gives what this book is all about. Namely, key scientists have a stronger sense […]

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Ten new ‘Earths’ rustled up by NASA.

June 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ten new ‘Earths’ rustled up by NASA.

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has just released a fascinating mission catalog of planet candidates which introduces 219 new planet candidates, then of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their star’s habitable zone, which is the range of distance from a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of a rocky planet. […]

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Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming, edited by Paul Hawken (book review).

May 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming, edited by Paul Hawken (book review).

Something that is pointed out at the beginning of this book, the extensively titled ‘Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming’ is that there was never a list of things that needed to be done to halt global warming. Likewise, no one has taken into account how to make it work […]

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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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