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Einstein At Home by Friedrich Herneck translated by Josef Eisinger (book review).

May 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Einstein At Home by Friedrich Herneck translated by Josef Eisinger (book review).

Just when you thought you knew everything about Albert Einstein, this book, ‘Einstein At Home’ by Friedrich Herneck translated by Josef Eisinger written, originally in 1978, adds to the detail. Factually, this book only covers Einstein and his family while they lived in Germany for six years and comes from five interviews with their housekeeper, […]

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Black holes for nothing and your nebula for free.

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Black holes for nothing and your nebula for free.

Using data from NASA’s Great Observatories, astronomers have found the best evidence yet for cosmic seeds in the early universe that should grow into supermassive black holes. Researchers combined data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, Hubble Space Telescope, and Spitzer Space Telescope to identify these possible black hole seeds. They discuss their findings in a […]

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The Perfect Bet by Adam Kucharski (book review).

May 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Perfect Bet by Adam Kucharski (book review).

Einstein is often reported that God does not play dice, yet looking at Adam Kucharski’s book, ‘The Perfect Bet’, you do have to wondered if such a deity exists does he or she or it load the dice. There’s a certain fascination with gambling odds because so many people are looking for their edge so […]

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The Human Side Of Science by Arthur W. Wiggins and Charles M. Wynn (book review).

May 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Human Side Of Science by Arthur W. Wiggins and Charles M. Wynn (book review).

In many respects, ‘The Human Side Of Science’ mixes science into looking at the professional careers of people who came up with a discovery and how they got on with their contemporaries working in the same field. Understanding their foibles is useful, especially if you’re creating scientists for stories and want to know what makes […]

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Moon Owners’ Workshop Manual by David M. Harland (book review).

May 19, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Moon Owners’ Workshop Manual by David M. Harland (book review).

The Moon. So much of which that we take for granted today only really started after the Dark Ages. Blame Aristotle. There were theories before him that the Earth orbited the Sun but his teachings was not to study the evidence but stick to a theory and it kind of stuck so much that the […]

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Thousand plus new planets found by NASA.

May 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Thousand plus new planets found by NASA.

NASA’s Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets – the single largest finding of planets to date. “This announcement more than doubles the number of confirmed planets from Kepler,” said Ellen Stofan, chief scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “This gives us hope that somewhere out there, around a star much like ours, we can […]

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Blow-up Space Stations? NASA’s bouncy castle in orbit.

April 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Blow-up Space Stations? NASA’s bouncy castle in orbit.

The first human-rated expandable structure that may help inform the design of deep space habitats is set to be installed to the International Space Station Saturday, April 16th 2016. The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) will be attached to the station’s Tranquility module over a period of about four hours. Controllers in mission control at […]

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Alpha Centauri, here we come!

April 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alpha Centauri, here we come!

Internet investor and science philanthropist Yuri Milner was joined at One World Observatory today by renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking to announce a new Breakthrough Initiative focusing on space exploration and the search for life in the Universe. Breakthrough Starshot is a $100 million research and engineering program aiming to demonstrate proof of concept for light-propelled […]

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Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (film review by Frank Ochieng)

March 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (film review by Frank Ochieng)

One would think that the ultimate showdown between two of the most iconic super-heroes would make for some downright compelling action-oriented exploits against a landscape of angst and destruction. Plus, it certainly did not hurt that exhilarating filmmaker Zack Snyder (‘300’) was at the helm in bringing together the colorfully and concocted confrontation between The […]

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The Aliens Are Coming! by Ben Miller (book review).

February 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Aliens Are Coming! by Ben Miller (book review).

Having read Ben Miller’s book ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ last year, I was curious enough to read his latest ‘The Aliens Are Coming!’, where he looks at our search for extra-terrestrial life-forms. More so, as he’s the second comedian – all right, in his case, actor-comedian – to recently promote science on British TV, relying […]

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