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How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change (science video).

July 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change (science video).

“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” states Allan Savory. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. It’s happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. He now believes that a surprising factor can protect grasslands […]

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Searching for alien civilisations (science video).

June 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Searching for alien civilisations (science video).

Dr. Shelley Wright of the OIR Lab at UCSD joins good old John Michael Godier to discuss a new way of searching for intelligent alien life, PANO SETI. This new way of searching will look for technosignatures in the form of lasers or other rapid bursts of light. PANO SETI will have the capability of […]

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Riding A Quantum Wave : an article by: GF Willmetts

June 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Riding A Quantum Wave  :  an article by: GF Willmetts

Sometimes, interesting ideas make for better articles than story speculation. More so in the isolated world we currently live in and I have more thoughts to myself and how often have we speculated on the nature of reality and our universe in particular. Prepare for some heavy mental thinking and me doing it in an […]

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10 SETI technosignatures that will horrify us (science documentary).

June 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
10 SETI technosignatures that will horrify us (science documentary).

Here’s a twenty-minute-long video documentary about SETI technosignatures we might not want to see in the near future – the incredibly spookier technosignatures SETI might detect in the coming years.

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Our civilization may not exist for long (science documentary).

June 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Our civilization may not exist for long (science documentary).

A 40 minute-long science documentary on why our civilization may not exist for long, with Joscha Bach, VP of Research at the AI Foundation, who is exploring the workings of the human mind, intelligence, consciousness, life on Earth, and the possibly-simulated fabric of our universe.

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The Tesla of AI robot tanks (science news).

June 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Tesla of AI robot tanks (science news).

The Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle (TX-RCV) has landed, and it’s the 12-ton Tesla of AI tanks. Built as a joint venture by Milrem Robotics and John Cockerill Defense, it is dropped into battle by parachute or heavy lift helicopter, then the AI fighting vehicle can back up infantry formations or operate independently, in unmanned formations. […]

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One robot dog, going cheap? (news)

June 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
One robot dog, going cheap? (news)

There’s now an advert out for Boston Dynamics’ robot dog, Spot, that nimble four-legged, no-headed (spooky) robot dog that can climb stairs and traverse rough terrain. How much, you ask? A snip at $75,000, along with various accessories at https://shop.bostondynamics.com/ – maybe we’ll wait until it comes on sale at Christmas! 

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Could interstellar viruses travel between worlds? (science video)

June 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
Could interstellar viruses travel between worlds? (science video)

In this 20-minute-long science video (thanks PBS), we examine the field of astrovirology, which, although very new, is actually an emerging subfield of astrobiology. That’s because it transpires viruses don’t just influence organisms – they’re incredibly important on a planetary scale. Perhaps even an interplanetary scale? 

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The truth about graphene – what’s the hold up? (science video)

June 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
The truth about graphene – what’s the hold up? (science video)

Ever since it was discovered in 2004, graphene has been hailed as one of the most important breakthroughs in materials since the plastics revolution more than a century ago. The early predictions were that graphene would almost immediately enable the kinds of products and technologies that we’re used to seeing in sci-fi movies. Cut to […]

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The eerie silence? SETI discussion (video).

June 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
The eerie silence? SETI discussion (video).

A technologically advanced extraterrestrial civilization could likely detect life on Earth if such beings exist. Life on Earth would be detectable in our planet’s atmospheric spectral lines for over a billion years. Most of our atmospheric oxygen is due to life, and can be observed over interstellar distances — across thousands of light-years. Over this […]

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