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Heroes Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

May 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
Heroes Of The Space Age by Rod Pyle (book review).

Author Rod Pyle explains in his introduction to his latest book, ‘Heroes Of The Space Age’, that the real problem was who to leave out and that whoever he chose would disappoint others. So one of the criterias he applies is having some diversity so they would necessarily have similar backgrounds. As such, you have […]

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Apophis, the Earth-killer asteroid gets people scared.

May 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Apophis, the Earth-killer asteroid gets people scared.

On April 13th 2029, a scratch of light will streak across the sky getting brighter and faster. At one point it will travel more than the width of the full Moon within a minute and it will get as bright as the stars in the Little Dipper. But it won’t be a satellite or an […]

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Beyond Human: Living With Robots And Cyborgs by Gregory Benford and Elisabeth Malartre (book review).

May 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Beyond Human: Living With Robots And Cyborgs by Gregory Benford and Elisabeth Malartre (book review).

I bought ‘Beyond Human: Living With Robots And Cyborgs’ by Gregory Benford and Elizabeth Malartre several years back and with a bit of a lull now, have gotten into reading it. The title of the book clearly gives away the subject matter as it explores our reality and how cybernetic technology is rebuilding us. Although […]

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The Apollo Missions In The Astronauts’ Own Words by Rod Pyle (book review).

May 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Apollo Missions In The Astronauts’ Own Words by Rod Pyle (book review).

Rod Pyle seems to be involved in a lot with space books this year. This one, ‘The Apollo Missions In The Astronauts’ Own Words’, unlike the others is closer to being a photo album with some rare photographs, making it a decent companion piece to them. Pyle gives information about the missions interspersed with dialogue […]

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Marsquake recorded: listen to the audio … geology or aliens?

April 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Marsquake recorded: listen to the audio … geology or aliens?

NASA’s Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely “marsquake.” The faint seismic signal, detected by the lander’s Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure instrument, was the first recorded trembling that appears to have come from inside the planet, as opposed to being caused by forces above the surface, such […]

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NASA Missions AS-506: Apollo 11 Owners’ Workshop Manual 1969-2019 by Christopher Riley and Phil Dolling (book review).

April 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA Missions AS-506: Apollo 11 Owners’ Workshop Manual 1969-2019 by Christopher Riley and Phil Dolling (book review).

This is the 10th reprint of ‘NASA Missions AS-506: Apollo 11 Owners’ Workshop Manual 1969-2019’ by Christopher Riley and Phil Dolling and I reviewed the original release back in 2009. There are a few more pages so I’ll focus on them, especially as it focuses on the future of Man on the Moon. These are […]

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Good Spot: mush, creepy little robot, MUSH.

April 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Good Spot: mush, creepy little robot, MUSH.

Pssstt, want to see some creepy headless robot dogs drag a truck along? Yeah, sure you do, pervert. Well, here’s your chance, because Boston Dynamics is doing some scary adverts to promote the fact they’re about to start selling these bad robot boys.

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100 Innovations Of The Industrial Revolution: From 1700 To 1860 by Simon Forty (book review).

April 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
100 Innovations Of The Industrial Revolution: From 1700 To 1860 by Simon Forty (book review).

As author Simon Forty explains in the introduction, picking out just 100 choices for his book, ‘100 Innovations Of The Industrial Revolution: From 1700 To 1860’, meant being selective. Even so, this is the era of early steel production so it would hardly be surprising that several of the choices were in its manufacture. This […]

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Bird-bot will conquer the world (first, they came for the warehouse workers).

April 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Bird-bot will conquer the world (first, they came for the warehouse workers).

Robot developer Boston Dynamics has given up for the moment on scary evil pony robots that can do Kung-fu moves and moved into the more prosaic world of coming up with robots to replace humanity in manual jobs – starting with this Big Bird-like pecking mother of a warehouse bot. It’s called the Handle. Here’s […]

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NASA’s 3D-printed Moon/Mars base plans are in.

April 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA’s 3D-printed Moon/Mars base plans are in.

NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is a competition to create 3d-printed bases for the Moon, Mars and beyond using resources available off-world. April 2019 will see a $2 million prize purse go to the team best able to autonomously construct a habitat in a head-to-head habitat print run in April 2019. The challenge is managed through […]

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