fbpx

RSSCategory: Science

Biology Runs Amok! The Life Science Lessons Of Science Fiction Cinema by Mark C. Glassy (book review).

June 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Biology Runs Amok! The Life Science Lessons Of Science Fiction Cinema by Mark C. Glassy (book review).

Ah! A writer after my own heart. Cancer immunologist/writer Mark C. Glassy uses his book, ‘Biology Runs Amok! The Life Science Lessons Of Science Fiction Cinema’, to explore how real science was used in SF films can date when they were made and the accuracy to their display. These articles first appeared in the American […]

Read More

Dust Demons of Mars!

June 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dust Demons of Mars!

Dust Demons of Mars might sound like a nifty SF TV series episode from something like Doctor Who, but in actuality, it’s a real massive Martian dust-based super-storm currently affecting operations of NASA’s Opportunity Rover. Scientists from NASA are hoping they can learn from the various missions studying this unprecedented event – with particular emphasis […]

Read More

Apollo by Matt Fitch, Chris Baker and Mike Collins (graphic novel review).

June 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Apollo by Matt Fitch, Chris Baker and Mike Collins (graphic novel review).

21 July 2019 will be the 50th anniversary of that ‘one small step’ by Neil Armstrong onto the surface of the Moon. There should be dancing in the streets but there will be plenty of commemorative books and television documentaries. SelfMadeHero, publishers of many interesting works, have got in early with this book. ‘Apollo’ is […]

Read More

First Man (science drama movie trailer).

June 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
First Man (science drama movie trailer).

First Man is a movie that looks behind the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20th 1969. It seems to show very well just how difficult space travel actually is, in practice. Something to bear in […]

Read More

Grumman F-14 Tomcat: All Models 1970-2006 Owners’ Workshop Manual by Tony Holmes (book review).

June 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Grumman F-14 Tomcat: All Models 1970-2006 Owners’ Workshop Manual by Tony Holmes (book review).

Although reference is given to the film ‘Top Gun’ to the US Navy’s jet, the F-14 Tomcat, it isn’t a film I’ve seen that got me interested in the aircraft. Instead it was watching the 1980 SF film, ‘The Final Countdown’ which struck me with their use on the USS Nimitz as the aircraft carrier […]

Read More

Ancient organics found on Mars by NASA! Current “mysterious methane” signature announced, today.

June 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ancient organics found on Mars by NASA! Current “mysterious methane” signature announced, today.

NASA’s Curiosity Rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet. While not necessarily evidence of life itself, these findings are a good sign […]

Read More

Astute Class Nuclear Submarine: 2010 To Date Owners’ Workshop Manual by Jonathan Gates (book review).

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Astute Class Nuclear Submarine: 2010 To Date Owners’ Workshop Manual by Jonathan Gates (book review).

In 2010, the BBC in the UK did a multi-part documentary called ‘How To Build A Nuclear Submarine’. It made a very strong impression on me at the time in how the new model submarine was put together in sections as it allowed more people to work on the parts than in the confines of […]

Read More

Factfulness by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund (book review).

May 24, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Factfulness by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund (book review).

In his introduction, United Nations advisor Hans Rosling sets a test of 13 questions about how well you know statistics about the welfare of the world. I only scored 5 right, although I was basing my answers on the worse areas of the world that frequently have famines than a world average. The results from […]

Read More

Life on Europa? Chances tick up with new evidence in Europa’s plumes.

May 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Life on Europa? Chances tick up with new evidence in Europa’s plumes.

Scientists re-examining data from an old mission bring new insights to the tantalizing question of whether Jupiter’s moon Europa has the ingredients to support life. The data provide independent evidence that the moon’s subsurface liquid water reservoir may be venting plumes of water vapor above its icy shell. Data collected by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft in […]

Read More

Mars loves helicopters, true.

May 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mars loves helicopters, true.

NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars, how cool is that? The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet. “NASA has a proud history of firsts,” said […]

Read More

SFcrowsnest

Enjoy scifi? Please spread the word :)