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Self-healing robots that cannot be destroyed (science news).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Self-healing robots that cannot be destroyed (science news).

Robots that cannot be broken? Skynet will be so pleased about this actual piece of science news! The European Commission is funding a project called SHERO (Self HEaling soft RObotics) to get ahead in the robotics revolution. https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/soft-selfhealing-materials-for-robots-that-cannot-be-destroyed The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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Killer military robots: arriving to kill you soon (science news).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Killer military robots: arriving to kill you soon (science news).

Murder-bots – coming soon to a war zone near you. Welcome to a dark new age of autonomous machine warfare! https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/09/killer-robots-and-new-era-machine-driven-warfare/597130/ The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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CBS TV Studios fires Star Trek Discovery script writer, Walter Mosley (news).

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CBS TV Studios fires Star Trek Discovery script writer, Walter Mosley (news).

Star Trek Discovery writer Walter Mosley was chastised by human resources and booted out of the Star Trek Discovery writers’ room. This is his sad story of woe. https://www.trektoday.com/content/2019/09/mosley-on-quitting-discoverys-writers-room/ The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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Female James Bond on the cards, says Pierce Brosnan (spy-fy news).

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Female James Bond on the cards, says Pierce Brosnan (spy-fy news).

Pierce Brosnan reckons playing James Bond might have been his biggest achievement, but that it’s now time for a woman to pick up the Bond role. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/pierce-brosnan-endorses-female-bond-get-way-guys-1237752 The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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Voyager’s holographic doctor reads Gene Roddenberry (video).

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Voyager’s holographic doctor reads Gene Roddenberry (video).

In 1980, Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, wrote and posted a letter out to his Star Trek Fans mailing list. In this missive, Roddenberry invited Star Trek viewers to help in the mission to explore the galaxy. To celebrate this event, Star Trek Voyager‘s holographic doctor, aka actor Robert Picardo, who serves on […]

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Watchmen (superhero TV series).

September 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Watchmen (superhero TV series).

HBO’s saucy Watchmen TV series comes into focus for a first look. The only characters from the original graphic novel appear to be Doctor Manhattan, Silk Spectre and Ozymandias. This TV series is set in an alternative reality 2019 — one with no internet or smartphones — so, 34 years after the events of the […]

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Back Issue #115 September 2019 (magazine review).

September 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
Back Issue #115 September 2019 (magazine review).

‘Back Issue’s topic this time is SF super-heroes. I decline to use the term ‘Sci-Fi’ as on its cover as it tends to represent inferior SF and many of the examples here clearly aren’t. Well, sort of. The dividing line between super-heroes and Science Fiction has always had some vagaries as a topic and the […]

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Imperial Star Destroyer Lego Ultimate Collector set: $699 of Imperial evil?

September 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Imperial Star Destroyer Lego Ultimate Collector set: $699 of Imperial evil?

Feeling flush after pay day? Then wop $699 large out and purchase this Lego icon of the Galactic Empire – the Devastator. With 4,700 LEGO pieces, this Ultimate Collector Series Imperial Star Destroyer model is more or less as it appeared in the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope, including swivelling guns, a […]

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Oldest meteorite came from destroyed volcanic planet (science news).

September 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Oldest meteorite came from destroyed volcanic planet (science news).

This meteorite stands out as something completely different from any of the over 40,000 meteorites that have been found on Earth, its existence pointing to a missing planet – long destroyed – in our solar system, one developed enough to have had its own volcanic system. https://asunow.asu.edu/20180802-oldest-ever-igneous-meteorite-contains-clues-planet-building-blocks The Offworld Report – the best news offworld […]

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Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin: heading for the TV screen, one ‘mo time! (news).

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Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin: heading for the TV screen, one ‘mo time! (news).

Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea has had quite a few dodgy attempts in the past to jump into movies and TV series, so let’s hope that Jennifer Fox has more luck in making a new TV series worthy of the fans’ deep love for Earthsea. https://deadline.com/2019/09/earthsea-based-fantasy-book-series-television-a24-jennifer-fox-1202709659/ The Offworld Report – the best news offworld our SFcrowsnest.

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