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Belief: What It Means To Believe And Why Our Convictions Are So Compelling by James E. Alcock (book review).

April 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Belief: What It Means To Believe And Why Our Convictions Are So Compelling by James E. Alcock (book review).

I think James E. Alcock’s book, ‘Belief: What It Means To Believe And Why Our Convictions Are So Compelling’ will be one of the most important books you will read this year. Mostly, if not entirely, because it will make you think about how you rationalise things and are persuaded by others. The page count […]

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Out a-hunting wabbits … I mean, planets!

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Out a-hunting wabbits … I mean, planets!

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (aka TESS) launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life. TESS, which is expected to find thousands of new exoplanets orbiting nearby stars, lifted off Wednesday 18th 2018 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at […]

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Boeing and Rolls-Royce to develop revolutionary SABRE space jet.

April 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Boeing and Rolls-Royce to develop revolutionary SABRE space jet.

Reaction Engines has just secured major backing for its unique SABRE aerospace engine combining jet and rocket technologies. SABRE, or Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine, is a hypersonic pre-cooled hybrid air-breathing rocket engine. The engine is being designed to achieve single-stage-to-orbit capability, propelling the proposed Skylon space-plane to low Earth orbit. SABRE is an evolution of […]

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Alternative Realities an article by: GF Willmetts

April 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Alternative Realities    an article by: GF Willmetts

I will admit from the start that I have problems with alternative realities. Less for its fictional counterparts but in line with our current existing reality. Quantum Mechanics says for every decision, there is a counter-decision out there in the multiverse and it creates an alternative universe each time it happens. Whether this extends from […]

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Can you hear the heart of Mars beating?

March 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Can you hear the heart of Mars beating?

NASA is about to go on a journey to study the interior of Mars. Scheduled to launch as early as May 5th 2018, NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight), a stationary lander, will be the first-ever mission dedicated to exploring Mars’ deep interior. It also will be the first NASA […]

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Exoplanets: meet the new hunter …

March 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Exoplanets: meet the new hunter …

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (aka TESS) is undergoing final preparations in Florida for its April 16th 2018 launch to find undiscovered worlds around nearby stars, providing targets where future studies will assess their capacity to harbour life. “One of the biggest questions in exoplanet exploration is: If an astronomer finds a planet in a […]

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Professor Stephen Hawking passes.

March 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Professor Stephen Hawking passes.

Professor Stephen Hawking, the eminent scientist and physicist/cosmologist, has passed away at 76 from causes related to his wasting disease, last night. His fame spread so far and wide that he also made numerous guest appearances on such TV shows as Star Trek, The Simpsons and Futurama. Stephen may have passed, but his scientific work lives […]

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Fusion power … nearer than we think?

March 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Fusion power … nearer than we think?

Progress toward fusion power — an inexhaustible and zero-carbon source of energy — could be about to take an interesting leap forward. This is due to a collaboration between MIT and a new private company, Commonwealth Fusion Systems. CFS will join with MIT to carry out rapid, staged research leading to a new generation of […]

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Elon Musk, panel crasher, at South by Southwest Film Festival.

March 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Elon Musk, panel crasher, at South by Southwest Film Festival.

Elon Musk crashes the Westworld Panel at SXSW 2018 (the South by Southwest Film Festival) to shoot the breeze about humanity’s future in space.

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Mathematics: A Curious History by Joel Levy (book review).

March 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mathematics: A Curious History by Joel Levy (book review).

I like reviewing maths books from time to time, if only to remind me on how much we rely on it in our lives. More so with histories on the subject when it shows how it evolved and maths really does evolve over the centuries. In line with other of publisher Andre Deutsch’s book series, […]

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