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Unnatural Selection (trailer: Netflix science documentary series).

October 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Unnatural Selection (trailer: Netflix science documentary series).

The Netflix documentary series Unnatural Selection explores new developments in the science of gene-editing that defy evolution and raise moral, social and environmental impact questions about where we, as a society, draw the line. It’s out now over at https://www.netflix.com/title/80208910 

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NASA takes delivery of all-electric experimental aircraft (science news).

October 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA takes delivery of all-electric experimental aircraft (science news).

The X-57, NASA’s first all-electric experimental aircraft, or X-plane – and the first crewed X-plane in two decades – was delivered by Empirical Systems Aerospace of San Luis Obispo, California on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the first of three configurations as an all-electric aircraft, known as Modification II, or Mod II. The X-57’s Mod II […]

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World War A: When Aliens Attack (full science documentary).

September 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
World War A: When Aliens Attack (full science documentary).

What would happen if ET didn’t want to phone home, but wished to take ours, instead? This hour-long science documentary asks the unsettling question about the fate of humanity if aliens didn’t come in peace.

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SpaceX: Elon Musk, to the stars (interview).

September 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
SpaceX: Elon Musk, to the stars (interview).

SpaceX head cheese Elon Musk interviewed on the design and development of Starship and how it’s all going. SpaceX’s Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle are a fully, rapidly reusable transportation system designed to carry crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars, as well as anywhere else in the solar system.

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Elon Musk on his Starship prototype (video).

September 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Elon Musk on his Starship prototype (video).

SpaceX has been building the first Starship prototype in Boca Chica, Texas for the last several months. On the 11th Anniversary of the first Falcon 1 rocket getting into orbit, Elon Musk presents his vision for the short term future of the Starship program that his company is developing.

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Is starship about to get SpaceX to mars? (video doc)

September 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Is starship about to get SpaceX to mars? (video doc)

Fraser Cain (publisher of Universe Today) and John Michael Godier discuss the recent Starhopper test. Is starship about to get SpaceX to mars? Can the payload capabilities of starship dramatically change how we use low earth orbit around Earth? And what about Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin’s plans for O’Niell Cylinders?

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Atlas droid totally kicks yo’arse (mad robot news).

September 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Atlas droid totally kicks yo’arse (mad robot news).

You’ve heard of the Atlas robot from Boston Dynamics? Well BD has trained their droid in the noble art of Parkour, including combat abilities such as handstand tumbling, jump twists and cartwheels. Everything the young robot about town needs for the coming human extinction event, perhaps? This is what they have to say: First, an […]

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Dangling a space elevator off the Moon: it’s the way to go (science news).

September 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dangling a space elevator off the Moon: it’s the way to go (science news).

Forget your basic space elevator concept – dangling your space elevator off the Moon: that’s the best way to go. Possibly the only way to go? Come on Elon, let’s up your game, you slacker. https://singularityhub.com/2019/09/23/maybe-dangling-a-space-elevator-off-the-moon-isnt-as-ludicrous-as-it-sounds/ The Offworld Report – the best content ‘offworld SFcrowsnest.

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Venus habitable for 2-3 billions years (science news).

September 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Venus habitable for 2-3 billions years (science news).

Here’s a good plot twister from the European Planetary Science Congress of the Europlanet Society and the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. Back in the day, Venus was habitable for 2-3 billion years. Strike one for the Amtor of Venus series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. https://www.europlanet-society.org/could-venus-have-been-habitable/ The Offworld Report – the […]

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Google declares it has won quantum supremacy (science news).

September 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Google declares it has won quantum supremacy (science news).

Google boasts that its latest quantum super-computer can solve tasks which are otherwise unsolvable, performing complex calculations in just 3 minutes that would normally take 10,000 years to process. You want Skynet? Because this how you get Skynet! https://www.cnet.com/news/google-reportedly-attains-quantum-supremacy/ The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld SFcrowsnest.

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