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To the Moon and back with SpaceX (for a price).

September 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
To the Moon and back with SpaceX (for a price).

SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard its BFR launch vehicle (Big Falcon Rocket), what SpaceX describes as “an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of travelling to space.” The lucky chap is Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa – who will travel with six to […]

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Artificial intelligence loves strange alien galaxy fast radio bursts. True.

September 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Artificial intelligence loves strange alien galaxy fast radio bursts. True.

Artificial intelligence is invading many fields, most recently astronomy and the search for intelligent life in the universe, or SETI. Researchers at Breakthrough Listen, a SETI project led by the University of California, Berkeley, have now used machine learning to discover 72 new fast radio bursts from a mysterious source some 3 billion light years […]

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Elon Musk interviewed (A.I singularities, merging with computers, colonising Mars).

September 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Elon Musk interviewed (A.I singularities, merging with computers, colonising Mars).

Real life Tony Stark, Elon Musk, is interviewed by dude Joe Rogan on the future of humanity, colonising Mars, and whether the multiverse is really a series of simulations running in parallel on the great substrate.

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Cut In Half: The Hidden World Inside Everyday Objects by Mike Warren, photographs by Jonothan Woodward (book review).

September 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Cut In Half: The Hidden World Inside Everyday Objects by Mike Warren, photographs by Jonothan Woodward (book review).

You’ve seen books before where illustrators do cutaway diagrams showing the insides of buildings and vehicles, haven’t you? Mike Warren goes one better. He has a 600,000psi waterjet cutter where a high pressure water beam pushing red sand is akin to high level laser that can zap its way through most objects. Warren notes it […]

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The Robot In The Next Cubicle by Larry Boyer (book review).

August 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Robot In The Next Cubicle by Larry Boyer (book review).

‘The Robot In The Next Cubicle’ by Larry Boyer will make you think of the automated voices that ring you up offering…well, whatever they try before you hang-up. The sub-title, ‘What You Need To Know To Adapt And Succeed In The Automation Age’ is a bit more revealing. In his brief history of the technology […]

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Large Hadron Collider 2008 Onwards Owners’ Workshop Manual by Gemma Lavender (book review).

August 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Large Hadron Collider 2008 Onwards Owners’ Workshop Manual by Gemma Lavender (book review).

You might think the Large Hadron Collider was a new device but, as Gemma Lavender says in her introduction, its roots go back as far as 1949 when the international organisation CERN was formed to share the finance. CERN stands for the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucéaire Research, essentially research into the atom. Considering […]

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At Least Know This: Essential Science To Enhance Your Life by Guy P. Harrison (book review)

July 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
At Least Know This: Essential Science To Enhance Your Life by Guy P. Harrison  (book review)

When you read Guy P. Harrison’s introduction to ‘At Least Know This: Essential Science To Enhance Your Life’ and the statistics of how 40% or less people world-wide have any knowledge of science, it should send a shiver through your backbone that the world’s population is edging quickly into ignorance. We are living in a […]

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Your flying Rolls-Royce propulsor taxi awaits.

July 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Your flying Rolls-Royce propulsor taxi awaits.

Rolls-Royce has unveiled an electric vertical take-off and landing taxi at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow, which will take to the skies in the early 2020s. The Rolls-Royce EVTOL project uses gas turbine technology to generate electricity to power six electric propulsors specially designed to have a low noise profile. It also has a battery […]

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Cosmic neutrinos at play.

July 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Cosmic neutrinos at play.

For the first time ever, scientists using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have found the source of a high-energy neutrino from outside our galaxy. This neutrino traveled 3.7 billion years at almost the speed of light before being detected on Earth. This is farther than any other neutrino whose origin scientists can identify. High-energy neutrinos […]

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Editorial – July 2018: A.I. A.I.-Oh!

June 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Editorial – July 2018: A.I. A.I.-Oh!

Hello everyone Reading the news last month that Google’s technical staff had resigned from working with the American military on Project Maven in creating an Artificial Intelligence because of their awareness of what they might would do with it doesn’t surprise me. Much of new technology has a place in military use long before devolving […]

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