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NASA Missions AS-506: Apollo 11 Owners’ Workshop Manual 1969-2019 by Christopher Riley and Phil Dolling (book review).

April 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA Missions AS-506: Apollo 11 Owners’ Workshop Manual 1969-2019 by Christopher Riley and Phil Dolling (book review).

This is the 10th reprint of ‘NASA Missions AS-506: Apollo 11 Owners’ Workshop Manual 1969-2019’ by Christopher Riley and Phil Dolling and I reviewed the original release back in 2009. There are a few more pages so I’ll focus on them, especially as it focuses on the future of Man on the Moon. These are […]

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Good Spot: mush, creepy little robot, MUSH.

April 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Good Spot: mush, creepy little robot, MUSH.

Pssstt, want to see some creepy headless robot dogs drag a truck along? Yeah, sure you do, pervert. Well, here’s your chance, because Boston Dynamics is doing some scary adverts to promote the fact they’re about to start selling these bad robot boys.

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100 Innovations Of The Industrial Revolution: From 1700 To 1860 by Simon Forty (book review).

April 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
100 Innovations Of The Industrial Revolution: From 1700 To 1860 by Simon Forty (book review).

As author Simon Forty explains in the introduction, picking out just 100 choices for his book, ‘100 Innovations Of The Industrial Revolution: From 1700 To 1860’, meant being selective. Even so, this is the era of early steel production so it would hardly be surprising that several of the choices were in its manufacture. This […]

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Bird-bot will conquer the world (first, they came for the warehouse workers).

April 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Bird-bot will conquer the world (first, they came for the warehouse workers).

Robot developer Boston Dynamics has given up for the moment on scary evil pony robots that can do Kung-fu moves and moved into the more prosaic world of coming up with robots to replace humanity in manual jobs – starting with this Big Bird-like pecking mother of a warehouse bot. It’s called the Handle. Here’s […]

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NASA’s 3D-printed Moon/Mars base plans are in.

April 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA’s 3D-printed Moon/Mars base plans are in.

NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is a competition to create 3d-printed bases for the Moon, Mars and beyond using resources available off-world. April 2019 will see a $2 million prize purse go to the team best able to autonomously construct a habitat in a head-to-head habitat print run in April 2019. The challenge is managed through […]

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Bering Sea meteor strike last Christmas could have destroyed New York and killed 20 million.

March 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Bering Sea meteor strike last Christmas could have destroyed New York and killed 20 million.

Last December (2018), an untracked and rather unexpected meteor exploded over the Bering Sea releasing 173 kilotons of energy, or more than ten times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast. To put this event in context, if this meteor came in on a less fortunate angle and hadn’t air-burst, but instead struck the […]

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Surviving Global Warming by Roger A. Sedjo (book review).

March 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Surviving Global Warming by Roger A. Sedjo (book review).

As author Roger A. Sedjo points out in his introduction to ‘Surviving Global Warming’, we’ve known global warming and climate change has been happening since the 1980s and simply haven’t done enough to curb it. We’ve seen rapid changes in the weather this year so we should all know something’s going on. Sedjo points out […]

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Universe: From 13.8 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future Owners’ Workshop Manual by David M. Harland (book review).

March 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Universe: From 13.8 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future Owners’ Workshop Manual by David M. Harland (book review).

There’s always a question of just how big can the Haynes books get? I guess David M. Harland’s book, ‘Universe: From 13.8 Billion Years Ago To The Infinite Future Owners’ Workshop Manual’, says all the way to the top. As I’m pretty familiar with a lot of this information so I was literally here for […]

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Scientists reverse time at the quantum level (no Timelords involved).

March 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Scientists reverse time at the quantum level (no Timelords involved).

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology teamed up with colleagues from the U.S. and Switzerland and returned the state of a quantum computer a fraction of a second into the past. They also calculated the probability that an electron in empty interstellar space will spontaneously travel back into its recent past. The […]

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NASA says they will go from the Moon to Mars.

March 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA says they will go from the Moon to Mars.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine had this to say to SFcrowsnest yesterday, speaking about their plans to go from the Moon to Mars. “President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 NASA budget is one of the strongest on record for our storied agency. At $21 billion, this budget represents a nearly 6 percent increase over last year’s request […]

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