fbpx

RSSCategory: Science

NASA astronaut Dr Jeanette Epps to discuss future of space flight at Dublin 2019 WorldCon.

July 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA astronaut Dr Jeanette Epps to discuss future of space flight at Dublin 2019 WorldCon.

NASA astronaut Dr Jeanette Epps will be a Special Guest at Dublin 2019 Irish Worldcon – discussing the challenges of space exploration in lectures and panels. Dr Epps will appear on panels on space commercialisation, the Apollo moon shot programme, and NASA’s Artemis programme to return astronauts to the moon by 2024. She will also […]

Read More

Science The Sh*t Out Of Life by Colin Stuart and Mun Keat Looi (book review).

July 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Science The Sh*t Out Of Life by Colin Stuart and Mun Keat Looi (book review).

Seeing the title of this book, ‘Science The Sh*t Out Of Life’ by Colin Stuart and Mun Keat Looi, I did ask the publicist the obvious question as to how would you ask for a copy in a bookshop? The ‘Sh*t’ rhymes with ‘hush’ I was told. Good luck with that. I also suggested a […]

Read More

Math Makers: The Lives And Works Of 50 Famous Mathematicians by Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer (book review).

July 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Math Makers: The Lives And Works Of 50 Famous Mathematicians by Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer (book review).

Now this book, ‘Math Makers: The Lives And Works Of 50 Famous Mathematicians’ by Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer serves two purposes. You get some insight into mathematicians and also see the formulas they are most famous for shown in applied detail as well. It will hardly be surprising that the early Greek mathematicians […]

Read More

Forensic Speak: How To Write Realistic Crime Dramas by Jennifer Dornbush (book review).

June 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Forensic Speak: How To Write Realistic Crime Dramas by Jennifer Dornbush (book review).

Always be a little careful about what you wish for. I was having an e-yap with Ken Lee over at Michael Wiese Productions on how British crime and medical shows have their key cast and scriptwriters given some time in the real world to observe how the real people do their jobs and have technical […]

Read More

For All Mankind (Blu-ray documentary review).

June 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
For All Mankind (Blu-ray documentary review).

The contents of this Blu-ray disc were originally published in 1989, presumably on video (NTSC/VHS), since even DVDs did not come on to the market until 1997. So although this is ‘digitally re-mastered’, etc supervised and approved by producer-director Al Reinart, the quality of the pictures is still limited by the fact that it originally […]

Read More

NASA Moon Missions: 1969-1972 (Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16 And 17) Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

June 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA Moon Missions: 1969-1972 (Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16 And 17) Operations Manual by David Baker (book review).

When I read Haynes’ Apollo 11 and 13 books earlier in the year, I did wonder why the other Apollo Moon flights hadn’t been covered. The arrival of David Baker’s book, ‘NASA Moon Missions: 1969-1972 (Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16 And 17) Operations Manual’ is the remedy to that problem. Of course, it’s going to […]

Read More

Asteroid and moon miners: NASA’s plans for Outland.

June 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Asteroid and moon miners: NASA’s plans for Outland.

Robotically surveying lunar craters and mining resources in space for a sustained human presence at the Moon are the goals for NASA’s new Innovative Advanced Concepts program. “We are pursuing new technologies across our development portfolio that could help make deep space exploration more Earth-independent by utilising resources on the Moon and beyond,” Jim Reuter, […]

Read More

Humanity’s future looks a lot like Iain M. Bank’s Culture books (video speech).

May 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Humanity’s future looks a lot like Iain M. Bank’s Culture books (video speech).

In this video, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos talks about his vision to colonise space to benefit Earth and why’s he spending a billion dollars a year of his own money on his space startup, Blue Origin. In this film he announces the Blue Moon lunar lander, capable of taking people/payloads to the lunar surface. The […]

Read More

NASA’s spacecraft skunk-works (short video documentary).

May 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA’s spacecraft skunk-works (short video documentary).

Here’s a video short on the team behind NASA’s weird and wonderful space vehicles – from rovers to starships to alien subs.

Read More

Bladerunner’s flying cars gets one step closer with Lilium’s maiden flight for air taxi.

May 19, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Bladerunner’s flying cars gets one step closer with Lilium’s maiden flight for air taxi.

Lilium, a Munich-based startup developing an on-demand air taxi vehicle, has now revealed its new five-seater prototype. The unveiling of the new Lilium Jet came as the all-electric aircraft completed its maiden flight in the skies over Germany earlier this month. The full-scale, full-weight prototype is powered by 36 all-electric jet engines that allow it […]

Read More

SFcrowsnest