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Curiosity mission as Spielberg would have done it.

September 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Curiosity mission as Spielberg would have done it.

We’ve all seen the recent footage of the landing on Mars from NASA. It was great, if a little low-res. Enter film maker Bard Canning who has taken the footage, cleaned it up, and made an amazing HD movie of how the landing would have looked if we had sent Spielberg to the Red Planet […]

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From Imagination to Reality.

September 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
From Imagination to Reality.

A one-day symposium of interest to SF as well as space fans is being held at the London HQ of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) on 15th September 2012. Only a few place available! Speakers include David A. Hardy, David Baker, Alan Bond, Bo Maxwell, Jerry Stone, Mat Irvine, Jack Cohen. See: http://www.bis-space.com/2012/06/28/5457/from-imagination-to-reality-2

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Great Inventions That Changed The World by James Wei.

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Great Inventions That Changed The World by James Wei.

If ever I could time travel and got stuck in the past, I think this would be one book I would be carrying in my bag for all the useful information it carries. James Wei does, as his book title points out, looks at ‘Great Inventions That Changed The World’. This is a densely written […]

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Failure is not an option. Or was it?

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Failure is not an option. Or was it?

This makes for poignant reading after Neil Armstrong recently passed away from heart failure. It’s the U.S. President’s planned speech in the event the first manned landing on the moon went tit’s up and the astronauts died on the lunar surface (or in space on the way there). The last days of Camelot, it brings […]

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Off we go, then.

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Off we go, then.

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has set off from its landing vicinity on a trek to a science destination about a quarter-mile (400 meters) away, where it may begin using its drill. The rover drove eastward about 52 feet (16 meters) on Tuesday, its 22nd Martian day after landing. This third drive was longer than Curiosity’s […]

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Black holes. Bloody millions of them!

August 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Black holes. Bloody millions of them!

NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission has led to a bonanza of newfound supermassive black holes and extreme galaxies called hot DOGs, or dust-obscured galaxies. Images from the telescope have revealed millions of dusty black hole candidates across the universe and about 1,000 even dustier objects thought to be among the brightest galaxies ever found. […]

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The planets of Cygnus.

August 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
The planets of Cygnus.

NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered multiple transiting planets orbiting two suns for the first time. The system, known as a circumbinary planetary system, is 4,900 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. Coming less than a year after the announcement of the first circumbinary planet, Kepler-16b, this discovery proves that more than one planet can […]

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It’s Not Rocket Science by Ben Miller.

August 27, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
It’s Not Rocket Science by Ben Miller.

Contrary to the title, ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’, Ben Miller’s book covers a lot of rocket science, especially in the final chapter. Then again, all the sciences are involved in rocket science. In many respects, this book is using Miller’s way of talking and metaphor to explain the basics of science in a more down-to-earth […]

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What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite by David DiSalvo

August 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite by David DiSalvo

I know I frequently go on about learning more about a book from its sub-title than its main title, but ‘What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite’ makes it clear from the start what its author David DiSalvo is on about. Whether it’s true or not is going to depend […]

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The sleeping of the dream.

August 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
The sleeping of the dream.

You’d have to be on Mars not to have heard that astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the surface of the moon, has sadly passed away aged 82 following a spate of heart illness. As much as his death, we mourn the sleeping of the dream of the manned exploration of space. […]

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