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Gravitons Make Flight Work: an article by: GF Willmetts.

October 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gravitons Make Flight Work: an article by: GF Willmetts.

Back in the 1980s, the now late editor/comicbook writer Mark Gruenwald declared for ‘The Marvel Universe Handbook’ that the main means of propulsion for flying Marvel super-humans or other species was the manipulation of the sub-atomic particle, the graviton. This is a long debated but yet to be discovered in our reality as its thought […]

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US Spy Satellites: 1959 Onwards (All Missions, All Models) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Baker (book review).

October 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
US Spy Satellites: 1959 Onwards (All Missions, All Models) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Baker (book review).

Throughout all forms of warfare, knowing what your opponent is planning or doing gives an edge. Not necessarily to go on the attack sometimes, but to deter the opponent from doing so. Watching them doing it ensures up-to-date information and probably the best way to draw intelligence information. When hot air balloons came on the […]

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Green Screen Made Easy by Jeremy Hanke and Michele Yamaxaki Terpstra (book review).

October 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Green Screen Made Easy by Jeremy Hanke and Michele Yamaxaki Terpstra (book review).

This is an updated edition of ‘Green Screen Made Easy’ by Jeremy Hanke and Michele Yamaxaki Terpstra. As they say in the introduction, a lot of things have changed since the first edition in 2009. This book is designed for the American professional and amateur film-maker alike, pointing you in the right direction for either […]

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Voyage Of Time: The IMAX Experience (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

October 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Voyage Of Time: The IMAX Experience (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

Filmmaker Terrence Malick has always harboured the meditative and naturalistic nuances that seem to resonate so forcefully in his themed narratives. Malick’s movie-making consciousness and captive consideration for the visual sumptuousness of his brand of landscape cinema feels like a conventional tool for his sort of sweeping storytelling in method and styling. Well, ‘Voyage Of […]

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Christianity In The Light Of Science edited by John W. Loftus (book review).

October 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Christianity In The Light Of Science edited by John W. Loftus (book review).

I should start by pointing out that ‘Christianity In The Light Of Science’ is a US publication. America and Britain differ considerably in their attitudes to religion, leaving out its now-extensive Muslim and other populations, much of the UK is basically secular, attending church only for marriages, christenings and funerals. Why they do so, is […]

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The Circle: A Mathematical Exploration Beyond The Line by Alfred S. Posanebtuer & Robert Geretschläger (book review).

October 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Circle: A Mathematical Exploration Beyond The Line by Alfred S. Posanebtuer & Robert Geretschläger (book review).

Picking out books to review months in advance can lead to some interesting choices. Take Alfred S. Posanebtuer & Robert Geretschläger’s book, ‘The Circle: A Mathematical Exploration Beyond The Line’, for instance. I was expecting something along the lines (sic) of the circle’s importance in trigonometry. It does but it is also a primer in […]

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Mer-People: an article by: GF Willmetts,

October 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mer-People: an article by: GF Willmetts,

The mythology of merman and mermaids have been quite prevalent in legends, so it’s hardly surprising that it also infiltrates modern day media. The likes of the films ‘Miranda’ (1948) and Madison in ‘Splash’ (1984) as a true mermaids siren looking for a breeding male stays pretty close to the traditional myth. The latter even […]

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Water plumes ahoy, erupting from Jupiter’s moon, Europa.

September 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Water plumes ahoy, erupting from Jupiter’s moon, Europa.

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. This finding bolsters other Hubble observations suggesting the icy moon erupts with high altitude water vapor plumes. The observation increases the possibility that missions to Europa may be able to sample Europa’s ocean […]

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Beyond Worlds: What Animals Think by Carl Safina (book review)

September 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Beyond Worlds: What Animals Think by Carl Safina    (book review)

The belief that only humans are sentient is slowly being dispelled today. It might not be the same form of intelligence that we have but the sense of family or clan support can be just as strong, as well as a variety of emotional and intelligent mindsets that compare to our own. Carl Safina’s book, […]

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Will We Ever Be Ready? an article of speculation by: GF Willmetts.

September 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Will We Ever Be Ready? an article of speculation by: GF Willmetts.

The most apparent thing at watching the TV 2015 adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘Childhood’s End’ 1953 novel this past week is the cultural shock that humans will have should we meet an advanced alien species. First contact is a prevalent theme and trope in any SF, whatever the format. It hits everything from less […]

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