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Terraforming Mars (video doc).

September 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Terraforming Mars (video doc).

We already have the technology to bring humans safely to Mars and set up small settlements – or at least could do within a generation. But those settlements will need to be cocooned – shielded against the deadly cold, intense radiation, and the fatal lack of atmospheric pressure. Surely if we want to thrive on […]

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Carbon nano-tubes: super-charging solar panels near you, soon (science news).

September 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Carbon nano-tubes: super-charging solar panels near you, soon (science news).

One of the greatest challenges facing solar technology is wasted heat, but carbon nanotubes might be the high efficiency boost that solar cells need to succeed. This video examines the future of the tech in energy science.

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Russian bio-weapons plague-lab burns down (science news).

September 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Russian bio-weapons plague-lab burns down (science news).

Here’s a rather less than scintillating science news story which sounds like the prologue to that bit in World War Z where Brad Pitt gets landed in Russia with a special forces team to search a half-destroyed lab building for the cure to the zombie outbreak. You want zombies? Because this is how get zombies! […]

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Is Space Tourism about to lift off? (video documentary)

September 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Is Space Tourism about to lift off? (video documentary)

How about a trip to Vigin’s Spaceport USA in New Mexico – chatting to the team behind Virgin Galactic – and discovering a little more about their madcap scheme to send tourists into space. And if that wasn’t enough, you can peek behind the 20th anniversary of the now quite ubiquitous cubesat, right?

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Seasons Of The Moon by Michael Carabetta (book review).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Seasons Of The Moon by Michael Carabetta (book review).

I think the selling point for Michael Carabetta’s book ‘Seasons Of The Moon’ is more the photos than the text, mostly because I literally read it over night. In his introduction, Carabetta explains how mankind has always had a fascination with the Moon. Some people, like Native Americans, even more so. There are 39 named […]

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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).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
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).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
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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