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Venus atmosphere – being modified by living organisms? (science video)

October 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Venus atmosphere – being modified by living organisms? (science video)

Is the atmosphere of Venus being altered by living organisms? An exploration of recent research suggests the atmosphere of Venus could be being modified by the action of microbial life. 

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Balloons And Airships: A Tale Of Lighter Than Air Aviation by Anthony Burton (book review).

October 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Balloons And Airships: A Tale Of Lighter Than Air Aviation by Anthony Burton (book review).

In steampunk stories, it’s inevitable that airships are used even if they started much earlier than the Victorian era. So a look at Anthony Burton’s book, ‘Balloons And Airships: A Tale Of Lighter Than Air Aviation’, fills in the actual history on the subject. Although the Montgolfier brothers achieved the first manned balloon flight, it […]

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Self-aware robots are redefining consciousness (science video).

October 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Self-aware robots are redefining consciousness (science video).

What does it mean for a robot to be self-aware? That’s what robotics labs are investigating as they embark on a quest towards artificial consciousness. 

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Print me a space rocket, please (science news).

October 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Print me a space rocket, please (science news).

When you decide to print your space rocket engines using 3D printers you can drop hundreds of unnecessary components and make them super-resilient compared to traditionally-built engines. Is this the way of the future? It should also be pointed out, that many of the descriptions of the USA’s so-called reported captured flying saucers match this […]

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Images Of The Past: A Century Of Man-Made Disasters by Nigel Blundell (book review).

October 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Images Of The Past: A Century Of Man-Made Disasters by Nigel Blundell (book review).

I have to confess that the main interest in reading about disasters is ensuring that such things should never happen again and lessons were learnt from it. Nigel Blundell’s book, ‘Images Of The Past: A Century Of Man-Made Disasters’ covers 15 significant ones, although some chapters, deal with collective ones as that befallen the American […]

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Andy Weir talks to Joe about how humanity can survive on Mars (science interview).

October 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Andy Weir talks to Joe about how humanity can survive on Mars (science interview).

Author of The Martian, Andy Weir, talks to Joe about how humanity can survive on Mars. He’s the man who should know – he got Matt Damon to the Red Planet living off potatoes, right?

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Unnatural Selection (trailer: Netflix science documentary series).

October 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Unnatural Selection (trailer: Netflix science documentary series).

The Netflix documentary series Unnatural Selection explores new developments in the science of gene-editing that defy evolution and raise moral, social and environmental impact questions about where we, as a society, draw the line. It’s out now over at https://www.netflix.com/title/80208910 

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NASA takes delivery of all-electric experimental aircraft (science news).

October 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA takes delivery of all-electric experimental aircraft (science news).

The X-57, NASA’s first all-electric experimental aircraft, or X-plane – and the first crewed X-plane in two decades – was delivered by Empirical Systems Aerospace of San Luis Obispo, California on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the first of three configurations as an all-electric aircraft, known as Modification II, or Mod II. The X-57’s Mod II […]

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World War A: When Aliens Attack (full science documentary).

September 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
World War A: When Aliens Attack (full science documentary).

What would happen if ET didn’t want to phone home, but wished to take ours, instead? This hour-long science documentary asks the unsettling question about the fate of humanity if aliens didn’t come in peace.

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SpaceX: Elon Musk, to the stars (interview).

September 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
SpaceX: Elon Musk, to the stars (interview).

SpaceX head cheese Elon Musk interviewed on the design and development of Starship and how it’s all going. SpaceX’s Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle are a fully, rapidly reusable transportation system designed to carry crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars, as well as anywhere else in the solar system.

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