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Biohackers are medicine’s real Robin Hoods (science news).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Biohackers are medicine’s real Robin Hoods (science news).

Biohackers are creating a free knockoff of a million-dollar gene therapy – should we cringe or applaud the Robin Hoods of medicine? https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614245/biohackers-are-pirating-a-cheap-version-of-a-million-dollar-gene-therapy/ The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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Self-healing robots that cannot be destroyed (science news).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Self-healing robots that cannot be destroyed (science news).

Robots that cannot be broken? Skynet will be so pleased about this actual piece of science news! The European Commission is funding a project called SHERO (Self HEaling soft RObotics) to get ahead in the robotics revolution. https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/soft-selfhealing-materials-for-robots-that-cannot-be-destroyed The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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Killer military robots: arriving to kill you soon (science news).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Killer military robots: arriving to kill you soon (science news).

Murder-bots – coming soon to a war zone near you. Welcome to a dark new age of autonomous machine warfare! https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/09/killer-robots-and-new-era-machine-driven-warfare/597130/ The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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Earth’s 10 billion atomic bomb-blast: when an asteroid killed our planet (science news).

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Earth’s 10 billion atomic bomb-blast: when an asteroid killed our planet (science news).

when the asteroid that called time on the dinosaurs smashed into the Earth, the impact set wildfires, triggered tsunamis and blasted so much sulphur into the atmosphere that it blocked the sun, which caused the global cooling that ultimately doomed the dinosaurs. That’s the scenario scientists have hypothesised. Now, a new study led by The […]

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Voyager’s holographic doctor reads Gene Roddenberry (video).

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Voyager’s holographic doctor reads Gene Roddenberry (video).

In 1980, Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, wrote and posted a letter out to his Star Trek Fans mailing list. In this missive, Roddenberry invited Star Trek viewers to help in the mission to explore the galaxy. To celebrate this event, Star Trek Voyager‘s holographic doctor, aka actor Robert Picardo, who serves on […]

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Oldest meteorite came from destroyed volcanic planet (science news).

September 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Oldest meteorite came from destroyed volcanic planet (science news).

This meteorite stands out as something completely different from any of the over 40,000 meteorites that have been found on Earth, its existence pointing to a missing planet – long destroyed – in our solar system, one developed enough to have had its own volcanic system. https://asunow.asu.edu/20180802-oldest-ever-igneous-meteorite-contains-clues-planet-building-blocks The Offworld Report – the best news offworld […]

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How Do You Get An Egg Into A Bottle? by Erwin Brecher & Mike Gerrard (book review).

September 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
How Do You Get An Egg Into A Bottle? by Erwin Brecher & Mike Gerrard (book review).

‘How Do You Get An Egg Into A Bottle?’ is but one of the many questions asked and answered in this book by Erwin Brecher & Mike Gerrard. Divided into 7 sections with the 8th having the answers. Along the way, you will find the science behind a variety of phenomena and some general things […]

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Stargazing: Photographs Of The Night Sky From The Archives Of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj (book review).

September 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Stargazing: Photographs Of The Night Sky From The Archives Of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj (book review).

As the title should indicate, ‘Stargazing: Photographs Of The Night Sky From The Archives Of NASA’, we are seeing photos from their archives. This covers everything from the Hubble Telescope to the International Space Station to the launches of the space shuttles. From these you see phenomenon from Earth overhead to the various nebulas and […]

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Tacking to the worlds: inside the story of the solar sail (science article).

August 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Tacking to the worlds: inside the story of the solar sail (science article).

Right now, there’s a solar sail the size of a boxing ring orbiting the Earth, put there by the Planetary Society. This fascinating article looks at the feat of engineering behind the project’s tech. https://singularityhub.com/2019/08/27/inside-the-story-of-lightsail-2-a-solar-sail-to-the-stars/ The best content off-world our SFcrowsnest.

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The Emergence Tower (science article).

August 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Emergence Tower (science article).

Is the animal the key level along the Emergence Tower, the point where the primary “life form” always exists? This fascinating article from the crazed intelligence at waitbutwhy.com certainly makes you think, which is always a joy. https://waitbutwhy.com/2019/08/giants.html?utm_source=SFcrowsnest.info The best content off-world our SFcrowsnest.

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