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Numbers: Their Tales, Types And Treasures by Alfred S. Posamentier & Bernd Thaller (book review)

August 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Numbers: Their Tales, Types And Treasures by Alfred S. Posamentier & Bernd Thaller    (book review)

Numbers. You can’t live without them and I suspect even those of you who don’t see yourselves as numerate can at least count with them from time to time. Alfred S. Posamentier & Bernd Thaller’s book, ‘Numbers: Their Tales, Types And Treasures’ explains all about them, dropping off various facts along the way. I mean, […]

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Making everything magnetic?

August 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Making everything magnetic?

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time how to generate magnetism in metals that are not naturally magnetic, which could end our reliance on some rare and toxic elements currently used. In a study led by the University of Leeds and published today in the journal Nature, researchers detail a way of altering the quantum […]

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NASA’s Spitzer confirms closest rocky exoplanet.

August 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
NASA’s Spitzer confirms closest rocky exoplanet.

Using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system, larger than Earth and a potential gold mine of science data. Dubbed HD 219134b, this exoplanet, which orbits too close to its star to sustain life, is a mere 21 light-years away. While the planet itself […]

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NASA’s Kepler Mission discovers Earth’s older cousin.

August 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
NASA’s Kepler Mission discovers Earth’s older cousin.

NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate planets mark another milestone in the journey to finding another “Earth.” The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the […]

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NASA Gemini: 1965-1966 (All Missions, All Models) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Woods and David M. Harland (book review).

July 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
NASA Gemini: 1965-1966 (All Missions, All Models) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Woods and David M. Harland (book review).

NASA’s Gemini programme was needed if they were to fulfil President John F. Kennedy’s order to get American astronauts on the Moon by the end of the 1960s and establish themselves as the winner in the Space Race currently led by the USSR. Oddly, Russia never saw getting a man on the Moon as their […]

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Spike Aerospace presses ahead with a Concorde for billionaires.

July 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Spike Aerospace presses ahead with a Concorde for billionaires.

The firm Spike Aerospace is pressing ahead with their Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet, a business jet able to fly at supersonic speeds. With one of these toys, the founders of Google, Facebook, Amazon and many other rather rich bods will be able to go from London to NYC in three hours – making day trips for business possible. […]

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NASA’s Pluto success: the last planet falls.

July 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
NASA’s Pluto success: the last planet falls.

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft phoned home just before 9 p.m Tuesday 14th 2015, to tell the mission team and the world it had accomplished the historic first-ever flyby of Pluto. “I know today we’ve inspired a whole new generation of explorers with this great success, and we look forward to the discoveries yet to come,” […]

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Quantum computing? Try, bio-computing with Rat-brain networks.

July 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Quantum computing? Try, bio-computing with Rat-brain networks.

File under shocking new developments in Franken-computing – but the brains of four rats have been just been wired up to create an organic “Brainet” able to run as a bio-computer. Duke University’s Dr. Miguel Nicolelis is the man behind this rather morally ‘interesting’ piece of experimentation. He told Nature magazine, “Recently, we proposed that […]

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We’re all doomed, as NASA finds oceans hide Global Warming.

July 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
We’re all doomed, as NASA finds oceans hide Global Warming.

A new NASA study of ocean temperature measurements shows in recent years extra heat from greenhouse gases has been trapped in the waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans. Researchers say this shifting pattern of ocean heat accounts for the slowdown in the global surface temperature trend observed during the past decade. Researchers Veronica Nieves, […]

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Great Calculations by Colin Pask (book review).

July 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Great Calculations by Colin Pask (book review).

You’re probably seen TV programmes where they do the top 100 of something or other. One that I doubt you would see is the top 50 calculations as provided by author Colin Pask in his book ‘Great Calculations’. What we have here is what happens after the observations and how scientists turned their information into […]

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