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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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Last man to walk on the Moon passes away.

January 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Last man to walk on the Moon passes away.

How sad is that? A personal sadness for the family. But a sadness for society as well, a society that once dreamed so large. The last man to walk on the Moon has passed away. Perhaps the dream has, too? The family of Apollo Astronaut Captain Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the […]

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The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen (book review)

December 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen   (book review)

‘The Science Of Discworld IV’ follows along the tradition established by previous Discworld ‘Science Of…’ books by contrasting our magically-created world, known as Roundworld, with the real world, which is, of course, the Discworld. But it’s also an in-universe piece of fiction, chronicling the debates held by the wizards and scholars of the Discworld at […]

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Quantum computer breakthrough.

December 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Quantum computer breakthrough.

Scientists at the University of Sussex have invented a ground-breaking new method that puts the construction of large-scale quantum computers within reach of current technology. Quantum computers could solve certain problems – that would take the fastest supercomputer millions of years to calculate – in just a few milliseconds. They have the potential to create […]

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Invulnerability Vulnerability : an article by: GF Willmetts

December 4, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Invulnerability Vulnerability     :  an article by: GF Willmetts

Don’t confuse invulnerability with having dense enough tissue to bounce bullets off of as you might not be able to survive more powerful artillery shot at you. The one thing you never see with Marvel characters is the bruises. We’re talking the kind of invulnerability that Superman has that, with few exceptions, nothing can get […]

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