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Why humanity might be the universe’s sole intelligent lifeform.

May 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Why humanity might be the universe’s sole intelligent lifeform.

Prof. David Kipping of the Cool Worlds lab at Columbia University spoke with John Michael Godlier about his most recent paper. What are the odds for intelligent life? Are there alien civilizations in the galaxy? Or are the odds against intelligent life? Prof. Kipping attempts to find answers to these questions using a Bayesian Analysis […]

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Are there alien artifacts in our Solar System?

May 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Are there alien artifacts in our Solar System?

Von Neumann probes, self-replicating spacecraft, or Alien lurkers and alien artifacts … all represent the idea that somewhere in our solar system there could be evidence of an alien civilization and that they may have been silently watching us from space for millions of years or longer. Jonh Michael Godier spoke to SF author Dr. […]

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Hubble replacement gets a name pre-launch (science news).

May 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Hubble replacement gets a name pre-launch (science news).

NASA is naming its next-generation space telescope currently under development, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), in honor of Nancy Grace Roman, NASA’s first chief astronomer, who paved the way for space telescopes focused on the broader universe. The newly named Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope – or Roman Space Telescope, for short – […]

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SpaceX Dragon 2 pilots wanted (news).

May 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
SpaceX Dragon 2 pilots wanted (news).

Our chums over at SpaceX have been ordered by Elon Musk to do a ‘Last Starfighter’ and make available their online starship simulator designed to “familiarize you with the controls of the actual interface used by NASA Astronauts to manually pilot the SpaceX Dragon 2 vehicle to the International Space Station.” If you do it […]

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Four easy ways to Map the Multiverse? (science documentary)

May 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Four easy ways to Map the Multiverse? (science documentary)

Here’s a short 20-minute-long science documentary on how we’ve mapped the multiverse so far, from Matt O’Dowd at PBS. So, is a map of the multiverse a maximally extended Penrose diagram of a Kerr spacetime? Or, to take it down a notch, when you solve Einstein’s equations of general relativity for a rotating black hole, […]

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Graphene batteries set to revolutionise energy storage (science news).

May 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Graphene batteries set to revolutionise energy storage (science news).

Graphene has a theoretical capacity of 744 mAh/g with outstanding electronic mobility at 10,000 cm2/V and extremely high lithium diffusivity at 10-7 – 10-6 cm2/s, it holds great promise as an anode material for high-energy-power lithium-ion batteries. Moving it from theory to industry, some new research, titled High-quality mesoporous graphene particles as high-energy and fast-charging […]

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First trio of Loyal Wingman super-advanced A.I. combat drones delivered to Oz Air Force (science news).

May 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
First trio of Loyal Wingman super-advanced A.I. combat drones delivered to Oz Air Force (science news).

The first trio of Loyal Wingman super-advanced A.I. combat drones have been delivered to the Oz Air Force. Boeing presented the first unmanned aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force yesterday. The aircraft uses artificial intelligence to extend the capabilities of manned and unmanned platforms, and serves as the foundation for the Boeing Airpower Teaming […]

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Moon landers selected by NASA (science news).

May 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Moon landers selected by NASA (science news).

While things on Earth might not be going totally swimingly, we’re at least still keeping one eye on the stars and beyond – in this case, NASA has selected the three firms they want to develop different designs for lunar landers and the expanded Moon missions on the way – the agency’s Artemis program. Blue […]

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How to move the Earth? (science documentary: audio).

April 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
How to move the Earth? (science documentary: audio).

Using lasers or asteroids to move our planet away from the sun may sound extreme, but a few scientists have come up with plans to do just that. The sun’s power is slowly increasing. Over the next billion years or so, the extra energy is going to boil off the oceans and make the earth […]

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Hyperloop, racing to finish a working real-world line (science news).

April 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Hyperloop, racing to finish a working real-world line (science news).

Fundamental questions, cutting-edge engineering, billions of dollars, economic barriers, political challenges and the greatest transportation leap for a generation at stake. The race to build the world’s first hyperloop is on!

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