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Voyager spacecraft just keeps on trucking.

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Voyager spacecraft just keeps on trucking.

Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, achieve 40 years of operation and exploration this August and September. Despite their vast distance, they continue to communicate with NASA daily, still probing the final frontier. Their story has not only impacted generations of current and future scientists and engineers, but also Earth’s culture, including […]

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Cassini on final orbit around Saturn.

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cassini on final orbit around Saturn.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn’s upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the planet. Cassini will make the first of these five passes over Saturn. The spacecraft’s point of closest approach […]

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Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency And How To Survive It by Lawrence Wollersheim (book review)

July 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency And How To Survive It by Lawrence Wollersheim  (book review)

As the extended title should tell you, Lawrence Wollersheim’s book, ‘Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency And How To Survive It’ is about the dangers of global warming and what needs to be done. What was weird from the start was his declaring that at the opening and ending of each chapter will be bullet markers […]

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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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