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Disappearing stars & cosmic voids: The Fermi Paradox at work? (science documentary)

July 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Disappearing stars & cosmic voids: The Fermi Paradox at work? (science documentary)

If the Universe is inhabited by older alien civilizations, those who have ventured out to the stars and colonised galaxies, we would expect to see a footprint of extraterrestrial activity. Could the many stars whose brightness has dimmed be indicative of Dyson Spheres or other megastructures? Could the Cosmic Voids vastly bigger than any galaxy […]

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Were there advanced civilisations on Earth before humanity? (video)

July 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Were there advanced civilisations on Earth before humanity? (video)

It took humans 10,000 years to go from hunter-gatherers to world domination. Considering the vastness of time that humans and life have been on Earth, could this have happened before with other creatures? This question was put forth by Adam Frank and Gavin Schmidt in their paper titled The Silurian Hypothesis, where they tried to […]

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Proteus: the first non-cuttable material (science news).

July 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Proteus: the first non-cuttable material (science news).

Well, this is a real pisser for bike thieves – coming soon to a bike chain near you, the world’s first non-cuttable material. Engineers at Durham University were inspired by nature to create the new lightweight material while examining the design of the tough cellular skin of the grapefruit and the fracture resistant shells of […]

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Was there someone here before us? (science video)

July 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Was there someone here before us? (science video)

In this hour-long science documentary video, Jason Wright joins John Michael Godier to explore unusual technosignatures from alien civilizations. Looking for red spirals, dyson spheres, and other signs of intelligent life within the universe. The idea of prior technological civilizations existing either on ancient venus, mars, or even earth is explored. Would they be aliens […]

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The Sun is a star: see how it burns (science news).

July 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Sun is a star: see how it burns (science news).

The first images from Solar Orbiter, a new Sun-observing mission by ESA and NASA, have revealed omnipresent miniature solar flares, dubbed ‘campfires’, near the surface of our closest star. According to the scientists behind the mission, seeing phenomena that were not observable in detail before hints at the enormous potential of Solar Orbiter, which has […]

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Space Commerce (science video).

July 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Space Commerce (science video).

You might be in space, but you still got to make a few Galactic Groats to put lunch on the table, right? In this 25-minute-long science video, space-investor Tess Hatch joins host Mark Sackler to discuss the burgeoning field of space commerce. That’ll be five Credits, please. 

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Liquid Air Batteries (science video)

July 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
Liquid Air Batteries (science video)

Literally energy from thin air? Energy storage from thin air sounds a bit too good to be true, but the beauty of this potentially transformational technology is the simplicity of a design that utilises tried and tested components that have been reimagined and re-engineered to perform a vital function for electricity grids, now and in […]

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Is artificial intelligence an ELE-state threat to humanity? (science video).

July 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
Is artificial intelligence an ELE-state threat to humanity? (science video).

Is artificial intelligence an ELE-state threat to humanity? Hey, what the heck do we know about it at SFcrowsnest Towers? We can’t even beat those Paradox computer strategy games’ A.I. when war gaming. Luckily, we’ve got Elon Musk, Michio Kaku, and Steven Pinker on hand to advise us – and you – on how dangerous […]

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Martian settlers: fill your water bottles (science: video).

July 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Martian settlers: fill your water bottles (science: video).

This movie, based on images taken by ESA’s Mars Express, showcases the water-ice-filled 82 km-wide Korolev crater on Mars, where the first Martian settlers will be setting up their water mines to survive without shipping H2O from Earth. Located in the northern lowlands of the Red Planet, this impact crater is filled with water ice […]

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The Future of Humanity with Dr. Michio Kaku (science video).

July 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Future of Humanity with Dr. Michio Kaku (science video).

Physicist Doctor Michio Kaku explores the process by which humanity may gradually move away from the planet and develop a sustainable civilisation in outer space, and untangles the brain-wrinkling conundrums of string theory, astronomy, futurism & interplanetary colonisation.

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