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Beyond books: Jeff Bezos invests millions in new spacecraft factory.

September 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Beyond books: Jeff Bezos invests millions in new spacecraft factory.

Amazon billionaire and Lex Luthor-alike Jeff Bezos is creating a massive new next-gen rocket factory in Florida via his Blue Origin space exploration firm. Perhaps inspired by Matt Damon’s vow to science the ^%$% out of this, if not Matt’s recent bout of #Damonsplaining (don’t ask), our Internet Overlord is now getting serious about the next great […]

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Saturn’s moon Enceladus – new ocean discovered!

September 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Saturn’s moon Enceladus – new ocean discovered!

Get your space scuba gear on, because a global ocean has just been discovered beneath the icy crust of Saturn’s geologically active moon Enceladus, according to NASA’s Cassini mission. Researchers found the magnitude of the moon’s very slight wobble, as it orbits Saturn, can only be accounted for if its outer ice shell is not […]

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Occupy Mars – a promise, not a protest.

September 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Occupy Mars – a promise, not a protest.

In this amazing interview, astronaut Buzz Aldrin talks about how humanity is currently planning to occupy Mars and colonise it, and how the Red Planet’s human exploration will happen in the next few decades. Hey, we’re going to have to science the s%$& out of this!

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The Secret Life Of Space by Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest (book review)

August 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Secret Life Of Space by Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest   (book review)

Oddly, when you bear in mind that both Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest are astronomers/astrophysicists, their latest book, ‘The Secret Life Of Space’, doesn’t actually start off there. The first thing they do is pull the rug from under you by proving things you thought were true aren’t. Chief of those is that Stonehenge isn’t […]

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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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