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Take me to the moon, Mr Musk.

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Take me to the moon, Mr Musk.

Private space exploration company SpaceX – owned by real life Tony Stark-like genius Elon Musk – is going back to the moon with a manned mission! Well, around the moon – not sure they’re landing this time. SpaceX told us, “We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens […]

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King Kong: an examination by: GF Willmetts.

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
King Kong:  an examination by: GF Willmetts.

Whether he has feet of clay and fur covering a metal skeleton or just CGI, the giant gorilla referred to as King Kong, former resident of Skull Island has some serious problems. No one things of the Square-Cube Law, which means the mass or weight trebles as the cross-section increases in size. Ergo, even a […]

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Saving Science Class by Chris McGowan (book review).

February 26, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Saving Science Class by Chris McGowan (book review).

From the start, author Chris McGowan makes a very sound argument that there isn’t enough practical science shown and taught at school, contributing to why fewer school pupils are seeing science as a career. Although his book, ‘Saving Science Class’ is targeted at the USA and Canada, the same applies to the UK and probably […]

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Amazing Stories Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Amazing Stories Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

On starting reading this book, I thought Rod Pyle’s title, ‘Amazing Stories Of The Space Age’, might have worked better as ‘Space Flights Of Fancy’. The premise for the first half of the book is to show all the proposed plans for space flight at the dawn of the space age. Most of them fell […]

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NASA unveils a clutch of amazing Earth-size habitable-zone worlds orbiting a single sun.

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA unveils a clutch of amazing Earth-size habitable-zone worlds orbiting a single sun.

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. The discovery sets a new record for greatest number […]

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NASA announce major press conference in two days (“Discovery beyond our solar system”).

February 20, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
NASA announce major press conference in two days (“Discovery beyond our solar system”).

Oh, this is very exciting. NASA has just announced a major press conference in two days concerning a significant “Discovery beyond our solar system”. The only details we have to go on are that it concerns “new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets.” That and the fact that the […]

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Astronaut: 1961 Onwards (All Roles And Nationalities) Owners’ Workshop Manual by Ken MacTaggert (book review)

February 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Astronaut: 1961 Onwards (All Roles And Nationalities) Owners’ Workshop Manual by Ken MacTaggert   (book review)

Looking at the cover, you would think that Ken MacTaggert’s book, ‘Astronaut: 1961 Onwards (All Roles And Nationalities) Owners’ Workshop Manual’ was about the spacesuit than the various missions the people in them have achieved. So far, 600 people and counting have been in space with only 10 men been on the Moon and only […]

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Quantum Fuzz by Michael S. Walker (book review)

February 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Quantum Fuzz by Michael S. Walker   (book review)

Having reviewed several books on quantum mechanics over the years here, it’s a subject that I do have some understanding about. Although, as is often pointed out by physicists, just because you think you know something about quantum mechanics, doesn’t mean you know anything. Michael S. Walker’s book, ‘Quantum Fuzz’, combines the history of the […]

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The Space Between Us (film review by Frank Ochieng)

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Space Between Us (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Somehow Hollywood continues to search for different outlets in conveying young love at the box office. Sure, the goal is always the same in terms of tapping into the youth market by promoting yet another transparent teen weepie but, this time, among the planetary stars. Hey, youngsters need catering at the movie theaters as well, […]

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U.S. Army tests its new hoverbike prototype.

January 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
U.S. Army tests its new hoverbike prototype.

The U.S Army must have seen too many Star Wars movies, as they recently demonstrated the flying capabilities of their hoverbike, a prototype vehicle which may one day make it possible for Soldiers on the battlefield to order resupply and then receive those supplies rapidly (think Amazon on the battlefield). “Anywhere on the battlefield, Soldiers […]

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