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The Drake Equation examined (science video).

February 3, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Drake Equation examined (science video).

The Drake equation provides a rough estimate of the number of civilisations in our galaxy … so where is ET and why have we yet to come across them? In this 35 minute science video, Ian Crawford, professor of planetary science and astrobiology at Birkbeck, University of London, examines what known variables we can now […]

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Looking In All The Wrong Places: a speculative article on where to find dark matter and energy by: GF Willmetts.

February 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Looking In All The Wrong Places: a speculative article on where to find dark matter and energy by: GF Willmetts.

Let’s be radical and explore something I’ve been speculating on this past month. You’ve all seen rainbows. If you look above and below it in ideal conditions with a dark cloud behind it, you will also see fainter versions there. We’re inclined to look at the brightest rainbow than those but it does demonstrate how […]

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Many Worlds theory explained by physicist Sean Carroll (video doc).

January 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Many Worlds theory explained by physicist Sean Carroll (video doc).

If you’ve got 21 spare minutes to spend, then this enlightening science video featuring physicist Sean Carroll will happily explain the latest scientific thinking on how we exist inside a multiverse. There is a universe where I am King of the UK! 

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Coronavirus: a pandemic straight out of the Contagion film?

January 27, 2020 | By | 3 Replies More
Coronavirus: a pandemic straight out of the Contagion film?

We’ve been following the rapid progress of Coronavirus through China with a worried eye. To help SFcrowsnest’s readers, we’ve compiled some videos that will be off interest if you want to deep-dive into this subject – and maybe think about taking some basic precautions for you and your family if you haven’t yet. Let’s start […]

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Superhuman: Life At The Extremes Of Mental And Physical Ability by Rowan Hooper (book review).

January 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Superhuman: Life At The Extremes Of Mental And Physical Ability by Rowan Hooper (book review).

‘Superhuman: Life At The Extremes Of Mental And Physical Ability’ is a popular science book looking into the science behind performance at extreme levels. Ranging from seemingly subjective qualities, such as bravery and musical ability to more quantifiable traits like memory and endurance, this book covers a wide range of topics. Bringing together science and […]

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Crew Dragon passes escape test before first manned SpaceX flight (science news).

January 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Crew Dragon passes escape test before first manned SpaceX flight (science news).

NASA and SpaceX successfully completed a launch escape demonstration of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday 19th January 2020. This was the final major flight test of the spacecraft before it begins carrying astronauts to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The launch escape test lifted off […]

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The Moon Industrial Complex (science video).

January 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Moon Industrial Complex (science video).

The Moon is getting lined up to be commercialised damned quick – before you know it, there’ll be McDonalds and Space Ports and mines and the life of the high frontier will get real busy, real quick.

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First programmable artificial lifeforms designed by supercomputers (science news).

January 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
First programmable artificial lifeforms designed by supercomputers (science news).

You know you’re living in science fiction for real when the Deep Green supercomputer cluster’s evolutionary algorithms design and deploy the world’s first living robots, called xenobots, and hey, they can self-heal, too. That’s going to end well! Read the full story over at https://newatlas.com/biology/programmable-artificial-lifeforms-xenobots/

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Is biofabrication the future’s next industrial revolution? (science talk)

January 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Is biofabrication the future’s next industrial revolution? (science talk)

What if we could grow clothes from microbes, build furniture from living organisms and raise bio-buildings with exteriors like tree bark? Suzanne Lee shares exciting developments from the field of biofabrication and shows how it could help humanity replace major sources of waste, like plastic and cement, with sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives. 

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ET call home? Should we try to signal aliens, or are we signalling for elimination? (David Brin video interview).

January 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
ET call home? Should we try to signal aliens, or are we signalling for elimination? (David Brin video interview).

Science fiction author David Brin chats with astrobiologist David Grinspoon about METI – Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence – concerning the perils and unforeseen events that might occur for humanity if we actively try to establish contact with aliens. David thinks this is madness, and tells us all why …

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