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Space tourism finally gets going (news).

February 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Space tourism finally gets going (news).

There’s now a company called Space Adventures which has teamed up with SpaceX to do the whole space tourism thing for low-Earth orbit flights with private citizens on the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. 

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How We Learn by Stanislas Dehaene (book review).

February 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
How We Learn by Stanislas Dehaene (book review).

When I started Stanislas Dehaene’s book, ‘How We Learn’, with its sub-title adding the detail, ‘The New Science Of Education And The Brain’, I didn’t expect the opening chapter to focus on Artificial Intelligence. More so, as in the introduction, there was a lot more focusing on what made humans different to other members of […]

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Warp Drive and Aliens: what’s up with that? (science lecture video).

February 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Warp Drive and Aliens: what’s up with that? (science lecture video).

Brilliant astronomer Bryan Gaensler (who works at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, at the University of Toronto) visits the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics to lay out humanity’s latest thinking on interstellar travel and the search for alien life – including why he believes the frontiers of current research may be more exciting […]

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What will your future look like? (video interview: Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler).

February 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
What will your future look like? (video interview: Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler).

Here’s a fascinating one-hour-long video documentary with writers and thinkers Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler, concerning what our future will look like. You’d think they have a new book out – called something like The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives! You can get it […]

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A.I. hunting for Aliens (video science documentary).

February 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
A.I. hunting for Aliens (video science documentary).

Robert Downey Jr. headlines this 36 minute long science documentary which looks at how artificial intelligence is being used in the SETI search, and wonders if one day we might actually code an alien form of life on Earth even if we don’t find intelligences among the stars. 

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The Drake Equation examined (science video).

February 3, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Drake Equation examined (science video).

The Drake equation provides a rough estimate of the number of civilisations in our galaxy … so where is ET and why have we yet to come across them? In this 35 minute science video, Ian Crawford, professor of planetary science and astrobiology at Birkbeck, University of London, examines what known variables we can now […]

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Looking In All The Wrong Places: a speculative article on where to find dark matter and energy by: GF Willmetts.

February 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Looking In All The Wrong Places: a speculative article on where to find dark matter and energy by: GF Willmetts.

Let’s be radical and explore something I’ve been speculating on this past month. You’ve all seen rainbows. If you look above and below it in ideal conditions with a dark cloud behind it, you will also see fainter versions there. We’re inclined to look at the brightest rainbow than those but it does demonstrate how […]

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Many Worlds theory explained by physicist Sean Carroll (video doc).

January 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Many Worlds theory explained by physicist Sean Carroll (video doc).

If you’ve got 21 spare minutes to spend, then this enlightening science video featuring physicist Sean Carroll will happily explain the latest scientific thinking on how we exist inside a multiverse. There is a universe where I am King of the UK! 

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Coronavirus: a pandemic straight out of the Contagion film?

January 27, 2020 | By | 2 Replies More
Coronavirus: a pandemic straight out of the Contagion film?

We’ve been following the rapid progress of Coronavirus through China with a worried eye. To help SFcrowsnest’s readers, we’ve compiled some videos that will be off interest if you want to deep-dive into this subject – and maybe think about taking some basic precautions for you and your family if you haven’t yet. Let’s start […]

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Superhuman: Life At The Extremes Of Mental And Physical Ability by Rowan Hooper (book review).

January 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Superhuman: Life At The Extremes Of Mental And Physical Ability by Rowan Hooper (book review).

‘Superhuman: Life At The Extremes Of Mental And Physical Ability’ is a popular science book looking into the science behind performance at extreme levels. Ranging from seemingly subjective qualities, such as bravery and musical ability to more quantifiable traits like memory and endurance, this book covers a wide range of topics. Bringing together science and […]

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