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Graphene by Les Johnson & Joseph E. Neany (book review)

February 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Graphene by Les Johnson & Joseph E. Neany   (book review)

  If you thought graphene was a newly discovered form of carbon, reading Les Johnson and Joseph E. Neany’s book on the subject places its earliest appearance to the mid-1920s. In case you didn’t know, carbon comes in many forms of allotropes. You’re all familiar with coal and diamond, but its molecular pattern offering up […]

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NASA Skylab: 1969 To 1979 (All Modules) by David Baker (book review).

February 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
NASA Skylab: 1969 To 1979 (All Modules) by David Baker (book review).

In many ways, looking back, the NASA Skylab was a makeshift idea on a budget. Take a section of the Apollo rocket and turn it into an orbiting workshop. Originally, this was to be a spent rocket in orbit and hence the term, ‘wet’ workshop. This was then changed to launching an unused section and […]

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What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite by David DiSalvo (book review).

February 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should Do The Opposite by David DiSalvo (book review).

‘What Makes Your Brain Happy And Why You Should De The Opposite’ by David DiSalvo has been reviewed before back in 2011 but it has now been updated and revised for 2018. As DiSalvo points out, a lot of research in brain cognitiveness has been carried out in the past 7 years, showing this kind […]

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Visit the live-view of the first car in space!

February 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Visit the live-view of the first car in space!

Wonder how ‘Starman’ – the dummy driving a cherry red Tesla towards the sun – is currently doing? Sure you are. Visit the live view from his dash cam to see an electric sports car Sliding Void in style. I’d buy that car, but it’s got a few million miles on the clock, now.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy: it’s the freakiest show?

February 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
SpaceX Falcon Heavy: it’s the freakiest show?

Elon Musk’s Stark Industries – I mean SpaceX – is getting ready to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket, along with its test payload, a Tesla roadster car last owned by Stark – I mean Musk. Just to make it even more fun ahead of the actual launch, they’ve got an animation complete with Bowie soundtrack […]

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Why Should Androids Look Like Us? : an article by: GF Willmetts

February 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Why Should Androids Look Like Us?  :  an article by: GF Willmetts

‘Tortoise? What’s that?’ Although our current robots with latex skin are improving with every generation, people are still unsettled by them. Something in us recognises the nuisances in other humans isn’t quite there…yet. Personally, I think it has something to do with the eyes. Not enough muscles around them yet. Humans read eye tension a […]

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Frankenstein And The Birth Of Science by Joel Levy (book review).

January 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Frankenstein And The Birth Of Science by Joel Levy (book review).

I’m beginning to think there should be a competition for long book titles with equally long sub-titles. Joel Levy’s book, ‘Frankenstein And The Birth Of Science’s sub-title is ‘The Era Of Ingenuity That Electrified Science And Fiction’. It also explains more precisely the subject matter. A look at the scientific information that Mary Shelley drew […]

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Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

January 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

Author David Baker points out in his introduction to his book, ‘Nuclear Weapons Operations Manual’, that it does not make moral or political issues related to nuclear weapons. In fact, all countries who have them get some coverage in this book so there is no bias other than when information is not available. The opening […]

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Myth-Busting Your Body: The Scientific Facts Behind The Headlines by Dr. Sarah Schenker (book review).

January 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myth-Busting Your Body: The Scientific Facts Behind The Headlines by Dr. Sarah Schenker (book review).

Sometimes with non-fiction, I find it easier to start a book not knowing what I am going to discover or when it becomes pertinent. A lot of this is selecting by name and cover far more than content hype as, after all, this is what you might be selecting books by as well. It gives […]

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Unbelievable Science Stuff That Will Blow Your Mind by Colin Barris (book review).

December 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Unbelievable Science Stuff That Will Blow Your Mind by Colin Barris (book review).

With a title like ‘Unbelievable Science Stuff That Will Blow Your Mind’, author Colin Barris has a lot to live up to. His bio reveals he has degrees in geology, palaeobiology and science communication plus a PhD in palaeontology so he has the necessary grounding. Oddly, of the eight subject titles, only one appears to […]

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