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The Periodic Table: A Visual Guide To The Elements by Tom Jackson (book review).

October 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Periodic Table: A Visual Guide To The Elements by Tom Jackson (book review).

There are some books that I wish had when I was young, mostly because we never had such visual representations that allowed so much comparison, like seeing the boiling points of elements collectively in their series. It would certainly have been easier to remember. Tom Jackson’s book, ‘The Periodic Table: A Visual Guide To The […]

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What We See In The Stars by Kelsey Oseid (book review)

October 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
What We See In The Stars by Kelsey Oseid  (book review)

I’m not entirely sure who the target audience is for illustrator/writer Kelsey Oseid’s book, ‘What We See In The Stars’. The design and text does tend to suggest a teen audience. What we have here is a short history of the skies and how it was down to one person, Claudius Ptolemy who was making […]

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Game Changers by Rudlf Taschner (book review).

October 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Game Changers by Rudlf Taschner (book review).

No, ‘Game Changers’ has nothing to do with your desire to change computer games, other games are available. The sub-title of Rudlf Taschner’s book is ‘Stories Of The Revolutionary Minds Behind Game Theory’. As he explains in his introduction, he adds dialogue to aid the presentation and I suspect it helps because I found myself […]

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Engage Ion drive, captain: NASA’s new subspace drive breaks all records!

October 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Engage Ion drive, captain: NASA’s new subspace drive breaks all records!

A super-advanced space drive (known as a Hall thruster) which is in the running to take humans to Mars has just broken all records for operating current, power and thrust for a device of its kind. Its development is being led by Alec Gallimore, University of Michigan professor of aerospace engineering and the Robert J. […]

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Star Trek: Treknology by Ethan Siegel, PhD (book review).

October 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Star Trek: Treknology by Ethan Siegel, PhD (book review).

Now here’s a book that will open different doors, depending on your interest in ‘Star Trek’ and real science and technology. Amongst the photos from the various ‘Star Trek’ series and films and from our reality, Ethan Siegel’s book, ‘Star Trek: Treknology’, looks at the fictional technology against how it would be done or has […]

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When neutron stars clash!

October 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
When neutron stars clash!

For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful explosion, which was immediately […]

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Mars gets a full simulated domed city.

October 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mars gets a full simulated domed city.

Dubai’s head cheese, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has just launched Dubai’s Mars Science City project. The City will cover 1.9 million square feet, making it the largest simulated space domed city ever built and aims to provide a realistic model to simulate living on the surface of Mars. The project encompasses laboratories for […]

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The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside by Basil Mahon (book review).

September 12, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside by Basil Mahon (book review).

In many respects, Basil Mahon’s book ‘The Forgotten Genius Of Oliver Heaviside’ covers practically everyone related to the invention and use of electricity outside of the USA. Mahon mentions the likes of Wheatstone, whom Heaviside was related to William Thomson (not stated as Lord Kelvin except with his photo) to James Maxwell and Heinrich Hertz […]

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The Joy Of Mathematics by Alfred S. Posamentier (book review).

August 25, 2017 | By | 8 Replies More
The Joy Of Mathematics by Alfred S. Posamentier (book review).

I like covering maths books from time to time and this one is going to be useful for you and your sprogs. You’re not only shown how to do it but the algebraic formulas so you can apply the sums quickly. There’s a lot to digest here but if you learn only a few of […]

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Voyager spacecraft just keeps on trucking.

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Voyager spacecraft just keeps on trucking.

Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, achieve 40 years of operation and exploration this August and September. Despite their vast distance, they continue to communicate with NASA daily, still probing the final frontier. Their story has not only impacted generations of current and future scientists and engineers, but also Earth’s culture, including […]

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