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The God Problem by Howard Bloom (book review).

May 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
The God Problem by Howard Bloom (book review).

No, God does not have a problem or rather what author Howard Bloom is getting at with ‘The God Problem’ is that the cosmos is not built in some of the absolutes as you would expect. If anything, he is more concerned with how can something so complex evolve from not much at all, least […]

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The Big Book Of Flight by Rowland White (book review).

May 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Big Book Of Flight by Rowland White (book review).

Author Rowland White admits from the start to having a love of flight in all of its forms. With this book, ‘The Big Book Of Flight’, he explores its history, mechanics and anything that takes his fancy, which is quite a lot. He claims it’s not comprehensive, just flicking the pages made me feel like […]

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The Knowledge: How To Rebuild Our World From Scratch by Lewis Darknell (book review).

May 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Knowledge: How To Rebuild Our World From Scratch by Lewis Darknell (book review).

I’m often on the look-out for non-fiction books that can be useful to showing the details of what would go on under real life protocols that you can then use convincingly in Science Fiction. With this book, you can’t go more into real life SF than here with this book, ‘The Knowledge: How To Rebuild […]

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NASA’s finds first Earth-Size habitable world.

April 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
NASA’s finds first Earth-Size habitable world.

Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the “habitable zone” — the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone […]

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NASA discovers Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, has massive underground ocean of liquid water!

April 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
NASA discovers Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, has massive underground ocean of liquid water!

Life on Saturn’s moon has moved a lot closer! NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network have uncovered evidence Saturn’s moon Enceladus harbors a large underground ocean of liquid water, furthering scientific interest in the moon as a potential home to extraterrestrial microbes. Researchers theorized the presence of an interior reservoir of water in 2005 when […]

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Advanced Technology Spotting: a look at what’s out there or rather isn’t by GF Willmetts.

March 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Advanced Technology Spotting: a look at what’s out there or rather isn’t by GF Willmetts.

Considering how we are looking at the skies ever more intently these days, seeking out the wobbles with stars that indicate they have planets orbiting them, I wonder why no one has considered other traces of life. I know that Freeman Dyson suggested looking for infra-red traces for potential spheres surrounding whole stars but that […]

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Faraday, Maxwell And The Electromagnetic Field by Nancy Forbes and Basil Mahon (book review).

March 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Faraday, Maxwell And The Electromagnetic Field by Nancy Forbes and Basil Mahon (book review).

I like it when I’m surprised by the book contents, especially when it belies the title. Yes, it’s true that Michael Faraday and James Maxwell biographies are covered in Nancy Forbes and Basil Mahon’s book ‘Faraday, Maxwell And The Electromagnetic Field’ but goes beyond this, covering several other notable scientists in the field. That’s shouldn’t […]

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Homage To Gaia by James Lovelock (book review).

March 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Homage To Gaia by James Lovelock (book review).

I only read autobiographies from time to time, mostly because it’s amongst the review books we get rather than something I’m normally drawn to. James Lovelock’s autobiography ‘Homage To Gaia’ is outside of my genre but not outside of my subject interest matter, science. Born in 1919, his account of his early life, upbringing and […]

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Computing With Quantum Cats by John Gribbin (book review).

March 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Computing With Quantum Cats by John Gribbin (book review).

Before you ask, this book has nothing to do with pet cats, be they unknowingly alive or dead in a Schrödinger box, but it certain has a big splash of quantum mechanics and the transition of our current computer technology to using something smaller to do more functions faster. In other words, we are at […]

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Powering Up: Are Computer Games Changing Our Lives by Rebecca Mileham (book review).

February 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Powering Up: Are Computer Games Changing Our Lives by Rebecca Mileham (book review).

If after you turn your computer on, the first thing you do is play a game of FreeCell or Spider Solitaire like I do, don’t think you’re wasting your time or as I frequently think, giving the computer a chance to get all its sub-routines settled. As author Rebecca Mileham points out in her book […]

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