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Alan Turing: genius coming to a bank note near you, soon.

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alan Turing: genius coming to a bank note near you, soon.

Here’s a good reason to be living in the UK, the – about time – new imagery depicting computer genius Alan Turing and his work which will be used for the reverse of the upcoming £50 note. The new polymer £50 note is expected to enter circulation by the end of 2021. Alan Turing provided […]

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Four thousand exo-planets discovered (and counting).

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Four thousand exo-planets discovered (and counting).

Here’s a beautiful animated video timeline of our discovery of exo-planets between 1991 (count: zero) and today in 2019 (count: +4000 and rising). So many worlds. I wonder if we will survive as a species to visit a few of them? Wouldn’t that be marvellous.

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NASA going for orbital 3d printing in a big way.

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA going for orbital 3d printing in a big way.

NASA has awarded a $73.7 million contract to Made In Space, Inc. (California), to demonstrate the ability of a small spacecraft, called Archinaut One, to manufacture and assemble spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit. The in-space robotic manufacturing and assembly technologies could be important for America’s Moon to Mars exploration approach. Archinaut One is expected to […]

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NASA astronaut Dr Jeanette Epps to discuss future of space flight at Dublin 2019 WorldCon.

July 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA astronaut Dr Jeanette Epps to discuss future of space flight at Dublin 2019 WorldCon.

NASA astronaut Dr Jeanette Epps will be a Special Guest at Dublin 2019 Irish Worldcon – discussing the challenges of space exploration in lectures and panels. Dr Epps will appear on panels on space commercialisation, the Apollo moon shot programme, and NASA’s Artemis programme to return astronauts to the moon by 2024. She will also […]

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Science The Sh*t Out Of Life by Colin Stuart and Mun Keat Looi (book review).

July 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Science The Sh*t Out Of Life by Colin Stuart and Mun Keat Looi (book review).

Seeing the title of this book, ‘Science The Sh*t Out Of Life’ by Colin Stuart and Mun Keat Looi, I did ask the publicist the obvious question as to how would you ask for a copy in a bookshop? The ‘Sh*t’ rhymes with ‘hush’ I was told. Good luck with that. I also suggested a […]

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Math Makers: The Lives And Works Of 50 Famous Mathematicians by Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer (book review).

July 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Math Makers: The Lives And Works Of 50 Famous Mathematicians by Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer (book review).

Now this book, ‘Math Makers: The Lives And Works Of 50 Famous Mathematicians’ by Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer serves two purposes. You get some insight into mathematicians and also see the formulas they are most famous for shown in applied detail as well. It will hardly be surprising that the early Greek mathematicians […]

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Forensic Speak: How To Write Realistic Crime Dramas by Jennifer Dornbush (book review).

June 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Forensic Speak: How To Write Realistic Crime Dramas by Jennifer Dornbush (book review).

Always be a little careful about what you wish for. I was having an e-yap with Ken Lee over at Michael Wiese Productions on how British crime and medical shows have their key cast and scriptwriters given some time in the real world to observe how the real people do their jobs and have technical […]

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For All Mankind (Blu-ray documentary review).

June 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
For All Mankind (Blu-ray documentary review).

The contents of this Blu-ray disc were originally published in 1989, presumably on video (NTSC/VHS), since even DVDs did not come on to the market until 1997. So although this is ‘digitally re-mastered’, etc supervised and approved by producer-director Al Reinart, the quality of the pictures is still limited by the fact that it originally […]

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NASA Moon Missions: 1969-1972 (Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16 And 17) Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

June 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA Moon Missions: 1969-1972 (Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16 And 17) Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

When I read Haynes’ Apollo 11 and 13 books earlier in the year, I did wonder why the other Apollo Moon flights hadn’t been covered. The arrival of David Baker’s book, ‘NASA Moon Missions: 1969-1972 (Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16 And 17) Operations Manual’ is the remedy to that problem. Of course, it’s going to […]

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Asteroid and moon miners: NASA’s plans for Outland.

June 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Asteroid and moon miners: NASA’s plans for Outland.

Robotically surveying lunar craters and mining resources in space for a sustained human presence at the Moon are the goals for NASA’s new Innovative Advanced Concepts program. “We are pursuing new technologies across our development portfolio that could help make deep space exploration more Earth-independent by utilising resources on the Moon and beyond,” Jim Reuter, […]

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