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Moon Owners’ Workshop Manual by David M. Harland (book review).

May 19, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Moon Owners’ Workshop Manual by David M. Harland (book review).

The Moon. So much of which that we take for granted today only really started after the Dark Ages. Blame Aristotle. There were theories before him that the Earth orbited the Sun but his teachings was not to study the evidence but stick to a theory and it kind of stuck so much that the […]

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Thousand plus new planets found by NASA.

May 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Thousand plus new planets found by NASA.

NASA’s Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets – the single largest finding of planets to date. “This announcement more than doubles the number of confirmed planets from Kepler,” said Ellen Stofan, chief scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “This gives us hope that somewhere out there, around a star much like ours, we can […]

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Blow-up Space Stations? NASA’s bouncy castle in orbit.

April 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Blow-up Space Stations? NASA’s bouncy castle in orbit.

The first human-rated expandable structure that may help inform the design of deep space habitats is set to be installed to the International Space Station Saturday, April 16th 2016. The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) will be attached to the station’s Tranquility module over a period of about four hours. Controllers in mission control at […]

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Alpha Centauri, here we come!

April 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alpha Centauri, here we come!

Internet investor and science philanthropist Yuri Milner was joined at One World Observatory today by renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking to announce a new Breakthrough Initiative focusing on space exploration and the search for life in the Universe. Breakthrough Starshot is a $100 million research and engineering program aiming to demonstrate proof of concept for light-propelled […]

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Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (film review by Frank Ochieng)

March 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (film review by Frank Ochieng)

One would think that the ultimate showdown between two of the most iconic super-heroes would make for some downright compelling action-oriented exploits against a landscape of angst and destruction. Plus, it certainly did not hurt that exhilarating filmmaker Zack Snyder (‘300’) was at the helm in bringing together the colorfully and concocted confrontation between The […]

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The Aliens Are Coming! by Ben Miller (book review).

February 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Aliens Are Coming! by Ben Miller (book review).

Having read Ben Miller’s book ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ last year, I was curious enough to read his latest ‘The Aliens Are Coming!’, where he looks at our search for extra-terrestrial life-forms. More so, as he’s the second comedian – all right, in his case, actor-comedian – to recently promote science on British TV, relying […]

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The Telomerase Revolution by Michael Fossel (book review)

January 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Telomerase Revolution by Michael Fossel    (book review)

‘The Telomerase Revolution’ has nothing to do with a country in revolt but all to do with longevity, the effects of which are often explored in Science Fiction. At the tips of each chromosome are called telomeres that determines the number of times your body can keep going before old age and death occurs. With […]

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The Drowned World, coming to you soon, says NASA (and no sign of J.G. Ballard).

January 20, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Drowned World, coming to you soon, says NASA (and no sign of J.G. Ballard).

Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Globally-averaged temperatures in 2015 shattered the previous mark set in 2014 by 0.23 degrees Fahrenheit (0.13 Celsius). Only once before, in 1998, has the new record been […]

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Going Down: a smaller article by: GF Willmetts.

January 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Going Down: a smaller article by: GF Willmetts.

Over the years, there has been various stories and films about shrinking people in size. Whether it’s ‘Dr. Cyclops’ (1940) and ‘The Incredible Shrinking Man’ (1957). Both films centred on reduction with little thought of enlargement or how it was done. It was also very popular in comicbooks. At DC Comics, Ray Palmer aka the […]

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Death Rays And The Popular Media, 1876-1939 by William J. Fanning, Jr. (book review).

December 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Death Rays And The Popular Media, 1876-1939 by William J. Fanning, Jr. (book review).

The kind of happy subject you want this time of year is ‘Death Rays And The Popular Media’. Specifically from their source between ‘1879-1939’ and as the sub-title goes, ‘A Study Of Directed Energy Weapons In Fact, Fiction And Film’. We are talking ray guns here, folks, and if you thought this was a modern […]

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