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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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Oumuamua’s odd speed-up: NASA has one theory, UFOlogists, another.

June 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Oumuamua’s odd speed-up: NASA has one theory, UFOlogists, another.

Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based observatories, an international team of scientists have confirmed Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object to travel through our solar system, received a rather strange boost in speed and shift in trajectory as it passed through the inner solar system last year. “Our high-precision measurements of Oumuamua’s […]

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Biology Runs Amok! The Life Science Lessons Of Science Fiction Cinema by Mark C. Glassy (book review).

June 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Biology Runs Amok! The Life Science Lessons Of Science Fiction Cinema by Mark C. Glassy (book review).

Ah! A writer after my own heart. Cancer immunologist/writer Mark C. Glassy uses his book, ‘Biology Runs Amok! The Life Science Lessons Of Science Fiction Cinema’, to explore how real science was used in SF films can date when they were made and the accuracy to their display. These articles first appeared in the American […]

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Dust Demons of Mars!

June 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dust Demons of Mars!

Dust Demons of Mars might sound like a nifty SF TV series episode from something like Doctor Who, but in actuality, it’s a real massive Martian dust-based super-storm currently affecting operations of NASA’s Opportunity Rover. Scientists from NASA are hoping they can learn from the various missions studying this unprecedented event – with particular emphasis […]

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Apollo by Matt Fitch, Chris Baker and Mike Collins (graphic novel review).

June 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Apollo by Matt Fitch, Chris Baker and Mike Collins (graphic novel review).

21 July 2019 will be the 50th anniversary of that ‘one small step’ by Neil Armstrong onto the surface of the Moon. There should be dancing in the streets but there will be plenty of commemorative books and television documentaries. SelfMadeHero, publishers of many interesting works, have got in early with this book. ‘Apollo’ is […]

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First Man (science drama movie trailer).

June 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
First Man (science drama movie trailer).

First Man is a movie that looks behind the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20th 1969. It seems to show very well just how difficult space travel actually is, in practice. Something to bear in […]

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Grumman F-14 Tomcat: All Models 1970-2006 Owners’ Workshop Manual by Tony Holmes (book review).

June 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Grumman F-14 Tomcat: All Models 1970-2006 Owners’ Workshop Manual by Tony Holmes (book review).

Although reference is given to the film ‘Top Gun’ to the US Navy’s jet, the F-14 Tomcat, it isn’t a film I’ve seen that got me interested in the aircraft. Instead it was watching the 1980 SF film, ‘The Final Countdown’ which struck me with their use on the USS Nimitz as the aircraft carrier […]

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