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Origins: How The Earth Made Us by Lewis Dartnell (book review).

March 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Origins: How The Earth Made Us by Lewis Dartnell (book review).

I hope we’re all aware of how early Man, Homo erectus, spread out from Africa but have you wondered how the ecology affected all of this, especially as it also encompassed several Ice Ages. With Lewis Dartnell’s latest book, ‘Origins: How The Earth Made Us’, you get to see this. All species grow and diverge […]

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Mars by Rod Pyle (book review).

March 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
Mars by Rod Pyle (book review).

Mars is the planet most like the Earth in terms of environmental conditions and the one that holds most tightly to popular imagination. When HG Wells published his ‘War Of The Worlds’ in 1897, scientists couldn’t quite resolve surface details through the telescopes of the time and some believed they could see canals criss-crossing the […]

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The World Of Dinosaurs by Dr. Mark Norell (book review).

March 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
The World Of Dinosaurs by Dr. Mark Norell (book review).

It wasn’t that long ago that everyone ‘s idea of what dinosaurs looked like was limited to comparisons with the slow, sluggish reptiles of today. Robert Bakker and the Dinosaur Renaissance began transforming them into the dynamic animals we saw in ‘Jurassic Park’. But as alert and agile as these new dinosaurs seem, they’re still […]

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SpaceX’s Dragon crew capsule successfully docks with space station.

March 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
SpaceX’s Dragon crew capsule successfully docks with space station.

For the first time in history, a commercially-built and operated U.S. crew spacecraft and rocket, which launched from American soil, has docked with the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft lifted off Saturday on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Known as Demo-1, […]

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In Shape We Shift: an article by: GF Willmetts.

March 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
In Shape We Shift: an article by: GF Willmetts.

There are similarities between the fluid mechanics of pliable super-humans and that of shape-shifters but only as far as where some shape-shifters exaggerate their body shape. However, the common denominator is for them to manipulate their body mass in shape, colour and texture to resemble other people or, in some cases, objects. There is a […]

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The icy cold waters of Mars.

March 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
The icy cold waters of Mars.

The Mars Express orbiter has revealed the first geological evidence of a system of ancient interconnected lakes that once lay deep beneath the Red Planet’s surface, five of which may contain minerals crucial to life. Mars appears to be an arid world, but its surface shows compelling signs that large amounts of water once existed […]

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Every fighter jet a drone cloud.

February 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Every fighter jet a drone cloud.

Boeing has introduced its newest unmanned fighter drone, the Boeing Loyal Wingman, a near fighter-jet sized AI weapon which will operate in a four-squadron drone cloud around each human pilot-manned fighter craft … what they call “smart teaming with existing military aircraft.” The Loyal Wingman measures 38 feet long and can fly 2,000 nautical miles […]

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Bigelow Aerospace: building zeppelins in space.

February 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Bigelow Aerospace: building zeppelins in space.

Robert Bigelow, the billionaire owner of Bigelow Aerospace, is deploying inflatable orbital habitats with the end aim of building hotels in space. Here’s a short video documentary exploring how Bigelow is doing with this grand aim. 

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Alien DNA whisked up by NASA.

February 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alien DNA whisked up by NASA.

In a research breakthrough funded by NASA, scientists have synthesised a molecular system that, like DNA, can store and transmit information. This unprecedented feat suggests there could be an alternative to DNA-based life, as we know it on Earth – a genetic system for life that may be possible on other worlds. This new molecular […]

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Capturing The Universe by Rhodri Evans (book review).

February 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Capturing The Universe by Rhodri Evans (book review).

Now here is a book you want to dally over, Rhodri Evans’ book, ‘Capturing The Universe’, collects together photographs of all the planets, before exploring the Milky Way and what lies beyond, the universe at large. Actually, it’s bigger than large and you can well believe that there are as many stars as grains of […]

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