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The Marvellous Learning Animal: What Makes Human Nature Unique by Arthur W.Straats (book review).

May 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Marvellous Learning Animal: What Makes Human Nature Unique by Arthur W.Straats (book review).

I have to confess that when I started reading Arthur W. Straats’ book, ‘The Marvellous Learning Animal: What Makes Human Nature Unique’, that I wasn’t reading it somewhat unhinged from reading another book at the same time. Nope! Straats’ does have a sense of humour and the good sense not to use footnotes which ultimately […]

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Neutron star is full of secrets…

May 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Neutron star is full of secrets…

Astronomers using NASA’s Swift X-ray Telescope have observed a spinning neutron star suddenly slowing down, yielding clues they can use to understand these extremely dense objects. A neutron star is the crushed core of a massive star that ran out of fuel, collapsed under its own weight, and exploded as a supernova. A neutron star […]

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NASA Mars Rover 1997-2013 (Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity And Curiosity) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Baker (book review).

May 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
NASA Mars Rover 1997-2013 (Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity And Curiosity) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Baker (book review).

Oddly, considering how close, relatively speaking, Mars is to Earth, the proportion of speculation as to what was there to actually going to have a look has, until recent times, has been massively against. For the long titled ‘NASA Mars Rover 1997-2013 (Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity And Curiosity) Owners’ Workshop Manual’, author David Baker briefly examines […]

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Catch me an asteroid!

May 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Catch me an asteroid!

NASA’s first mission to sample an asteroid is moving ahead into development and testing in preparation for its launch in 2016. The Origins-Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) passed a confirmation review Wednesday called Key Decision Point (KDP)-C. NASA officials reviewed a series of detailed project assessments and authorized the spacecraft’s continuation into […]

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Hurricanes of Saturn.

April 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hurricanes of Saturn.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn’s north pole. In high-resolution pictures and video, scientists see the hurricane’s eye is about 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) wide, 20 times larger than the average hurricane eye on Earth. Thin, bright clouds at the outer edge of […]

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2001: A Space Rotation: an article by GF Willmetts (feature).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
2001: A Space Rotation: an article by GF Willmetts (feature).

A lot of the articles I write often start from seeing a problem and then seeing how I can resolve it within the reality without bringing in anything not already presented. Occasionally, there is a revelation. Sometimes, two. This one falls under the latter and something in its current state that shows why it won’t […]

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Ah, grasshopper.

April 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ah, grasshopper.

SpaceX’s Grasshopper spaceship shows the world some of that old-style rocket action just like we used to imagine it in Buck Rogers… you know, rockets that could land and take off again without shedding all those stages over the ocean. SpaceX is backed by PayPal founder Elon Musk.  When the system is fully developed, Elon […]

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The Mystery Of Existence edited by John Leslie and Robert Lawrence Kuhn (book review).

April 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Mystery Of Existence edited by John Leslie and Robert Lawrence Kuhn (book review).

The sub-title of ‘The Mystery Of Existence’ is ‘Why Is There Anything At All?’ to which I heartily retort say, ‘I think, therefore I am.’ Trying to unravel existence is something that is never likely to have that much of a solution. Mostly because we are part of it and our objectivity has to be […]

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Science Team… fight the alien threat.

April 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Science Team… fight the alien threat.

Here comes Science Team, an independent feature-length motion picture looking to raise funds via http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/science-team-an-independent-feature-length-motion-picture – this project features a battle for survival between a young man, his dead mother, a telepathic space alien and a bureaucratic government organization. Science Team Promo from Drew Bolduc on Vimeo.

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NASA finds smallest habitable zone worlds yet.

April 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
NASA finds smallest habitable zone worlds yet.

NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered two new planetary systems that include three super-Earth-size planets in the “habitable zone,” the range of distance from a star where the surface temperature of an orbiting planet might be suitable for liquid water. The Kepler-62 system has five planets; 62b, 62c, 62d, 62e and 62f. The Kepler-69 system has […]

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