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Star Trek: Treknology by Ethan Siegel, PhD (book review).

October 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Star Trek: Treknology by Ethan Siegel, PhD (book review).

Now here’s a book that will open different doors, depending on your interest in ‘Star Trek’ and real science and technology. Amongst the photos from the various ‘Star Trek’ series and films and from our reality, Ethan Siegel’s book, ‘Star Trek: Treknology’, looks at the fictional technology against how it would be done or has […]

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When neutron stars clash!

October 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
When neutron stars clash!

For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful explosion, which was immediately […]

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Mars gets a full simulated domed city.

October 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mars gets a full simulated domed city.

Dubai’s head cheese, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has just launched Dubai’s Mars Science City project. The City will cover 1.9 million square feet, making it the largest simulated space domed city ever built and aims to provide a realistic model to simulate living on the surface of Mars. The project encompasses laboratories for […]

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The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside by Basil Mahon (book review).

September 12, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside by Basil Mahon (book review).

In many respects, Basil Mahon’s book ‘The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside’ covers practically everyone related to the invention and use of electricity outside of the USA. Mahon mentions the likes of Wheatstone, whom Heaviside was related to William Thomson (not stated as Lord Kelvin except with his photo) to James Maxwell and Heinrich Hertz […]

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The Joy Of Mathematics by Alfred S. Posamentier (book review).

August 25, 2017 | By | 8 Replies More
The Joy Of Mathematics by Alfred S. Posamentier (book review).

I like covering maths books from time to time and this one is going to be useful for you and your sprogs. You’re not only shown how to do it but the algebraic formulas so you can apply the sums quickly. There’s a lot to digest here but if you learn only a few of […]

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Voyager spacecraft just keeps on trucking.

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Voyager spacecraft just keeps on trucking.

Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, achieve 40 years of operation and exploration this August and September. Despite their vast distance, they continue to communicate with NASA daily, still probing the final frontier. Their story has not only impacted generations of current and future scientists and engineers, but also Earth’s culture, including […]

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Cassini on final orbit around Saturn.

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cassini on final orbit around Saturn.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn’s upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the planet. Cassini will make the first of these five passes over Saturn. The spacecraft’s point of closest approach […]

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Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency And How To Survive It by Lawrence Wollersheim (book review)

July 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency And How To Survive It by Lawrence Wollersheim  (book review)

As the extended title should tell you, Lawrence Wollersheim’s book, ‘Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency And How To Survive It’ is about the dangers of global warming and what needs to be done. What was weird from the start was his declaring that at the opening and ending of each chapter will be bullet markers […]

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Kalashnikov goes the full Terminator.

July 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Kalashnikov goes the full Terminator.

Kalashnikov, manufacturer of the infamous AK-74 assault rifle, has developed a fully automated combat module based on neural network technologies that enable it to identify targets and make decisions, Kalashnikov director Sofiya Ivanova told the Russian news service TASS this week. “In the imminent future, the Group will unveil a range of products based on […]

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NASA’s Langley: free William Shatner documentary.

July 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
NASA’s Langley: free William Shatner documentary.

An interesting new documentary by William Shatner about NASA’s Langley Research Center explores its history.

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