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Earth-killer asteroids ranked by size (space video).

February 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Earth-killer asteroids ranked by size (space video).

Animator Alvaro Gracia Montoya has created a very nice video animation of the solar system’s known Earth-killer asteroids ranked by size compared to New York City.

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Earth’s alien first contact: how badly will humanity lose its s$£%? (video: documentary).

February 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Earth’s alien first contact: how badly will humanity lose its s$£%? (video: documentary).

Earth’s alien first contact: so, just how badly will humanity lose its s$£% when it gets its first public message – or visit – from ET? A discussion between John Michael Godier and Trevor Williams about the many possible reactions of humanity and the various scenarios of first contact with an alien civilisation.

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Jetman: made of Iron, man? (video).

February 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Jetman: made of Iron, man? (video).

Jetman, that brave jet-pack powered man of iron – or reinforced carbon – gets one step closer to his desire to remove Elon Musk from holding the title of … ‘Nearest thing we’ve got to a real-life Tony Stark”, as this video of his last flight and latest flight suit zipping around shows. 

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New hydrogen-boron reactor the answer to nuclear fusion future? (science news)

February 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
New hydrogen-boron reactor the answer to nuclear fusion future? (science news)

Is a new hydrogen-boron reactor the answer to a nuclear fusion future … one where clean energy reigns supreme and carbon emission worries are a thing of the past? Read the story in full over at https://newatlas.com/energy/hb11-hydrogen-boron-fusion-clean-energy/ The Offworld Report – the best content offworld SFcrowsnest.

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US Navy loads up on anti-drone laser system (news).

February 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
US Navy loads up on anti-drone laser system (news).

The U.S. Navy recently installed its first Optical Dazzling Interdictor: Navy (ODIN), a laser weapon system that allows a ship to counter unmanned aerial systems. The first system was installed on the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), during her recently completed Dry-Docking. ODIN’s development, testing and production was done by Navy […]

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SETI expands hunt for alien life in the stars with Very Large Array (news).

February 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
SETI expands hunt for alien life in the stars with Very Large Array (news).

Emerging technologies and new strategies are opening a new era in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence … aka SETI. New discovery capabilities, along with the rapidly-expanding number of known planets orbiting stars other than the Sun, are spurring innovative approaches by both government and private organisations, according to a panel of experts speaking at a […]

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Unsettling answers to the Fermi Paradox (audio science doc.)

February 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Unsettling answers to the Fermi Paradox (audio science doc.)

Where are all the aliens and is there a rational solution to the Fermi Paradox? Joining John Michael Godier in this audio documentary, is Dr. Stephen Webb, astronomer and author of ‘If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens … WHERE IS EVERYBODY?’ to discuss a few unsettling and spooky solutions to the Fermi Paradox.

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Space tourism finally gets going (news).

February 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
Space tourism finally gets going (news).

There’s now a company called Space Adventures which has teamed up with SpaceX to do the whole space tourism thing for low-Earth orbit flights with private citizens on the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. 

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How We Learn by Stanislas Dehaene (book review).

February 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
How We Learn by Stanislas Dehaene (book review).

When I started Stanislas Dehaene’s book, ‘How We Learn’, with its sub-title adding the detail, ‘The New Science Of Education And The Brain’, I didn’t expect the opening chapter to focus on Artificial Intelligence. More so, as in the introduction, there was a lot more focusing on what made humans different to other members of […]

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Warp Drive and Aliens: what’s up with that? (science lecture video).

February 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Warp Drive and Aliens: what’s up with that? (science lecture video).

Brilliant astronomer Bryan Gaensler (who works at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, at the University of Toronto) visits the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics to lay out humanity’s latest thinking on interstellar travel and the search for alien life – including why he believes the frontiers of current research may be more exciting […]

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