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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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Crew Dragon passes escape test before first manned SpaceX flight (science news).

January 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Crew Dragon passes escape test before first manned SpaceX flight (science news).

NASA and SpaceX successfully completed a launch escape demonstration of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday 19th January 2020. This was the final major flight test of the spacecraft before it begins carrying astronauts to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The launch escape test lifted off […]

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The Moon Industrial Complex (science video).

January 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Moon Industrial Complex (science video).

The Moon is getting lined up to be commercialised damned quick – before you know it, there’ll be McDonalds and Space Ports and mines and the life of the high frontier will get real busy, real quick.

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First programmable artificial lifeforms designed by supercomputers (science news).

January 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
First programmable artificial lifeforms designed by supercomputers (science news).

You know you’re living in science fiction for real when the Deep Green supercomputer cluster’s evolutionary algorithms design and deploy the world’s first living robots, called xenobots, and hey, they can self-heal, too. That’s going to end well! Read the full story over at https://newatlas.com/biology/programmable-artificial-lifeforms-xenobots/

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Is biofabrication the future’s next industrial revolution? (science talk)

January 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Is biofabrication the future’s next industrial revolution? (science talk)

What if we could grow clothes from microbes, build furniture from living organisms and raise bio-buildings with exteriors like tree bark? Suzanne Lee shares exciting developments from the field of biofabrication and shows how it could help humanity replace major sources of waste, like plastic and cement, with sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives. 

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ET call home? Should we try to signal aliens, or are we signalling for elimination? (David Brin video interview).

January 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
ET call home? Should we try to signal aliens, or are we signalling for elimination? (David Brin video interview).

Science fiction author David Brin chats with astrobiologist David Grinspoon about METI – Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence – concerning the perils and unforeseen events that might occur for humanity if we actively try to establish contact with aliens. David thinks this is madness, and tells us all why …

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Starliner lands successfully (science news).

December 22, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Starliner lands successfully (science news).

The CST-100 Starliner spacecraft completed the first land touchdown of a human-rated capsule this Sunday at White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico, wrapping up the company’s uncrewed Orbital Flight Test as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Starliner settled gently onto its airbags in a pre-dawn landing. The landing followed a deorbit burn, separation […]

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NASA’s Parker solar probe gets sizzling hot (science news).

December 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA’s Parker solar probe gets sizzling hot (science news).

The Sun is revealing itself in dramatic detail and shedding light on how other stars may form and behave throughout the universe – all thanks to NASA’s Parker Solar Probe. The spacecraft is enduring scorching temperatures to gather data, which are being shared for the first time in four new papers that illuminate previously unknown […]

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Welcome to the Galactic Community (speculative mini-documentary video).

December 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Welcome to the Galactic Community (speculative mini-documentary video).

We often wonder how we might first meet extraterrestrials, muses Isaac Arthur in this speculative mini-documentary video, picturing flying saucers and UFOs landing and aliens emerging asking to be taken to our leader. But joining the galactic community might be a very strange experience, indeed!

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Milky Way: From 13.5 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future by Gemma Lavender (book review).

November 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Milky Way: From 13.5 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future by Gemma Lavender (book review).

This has to be the longest book from Haynes yet. Not in terms of page count but the length of time. Gemma Lavender’s book title ‘Milky Way: From 13.5 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future’ gives it away. You can go further than just after the Big Bang to infinity. Loaded with history as […]

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