Friday, May 12, 2017
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Monday, July 29, 2013
First holes in the Earth's magnetic field in the South Atlantic, now this! Doom! Well, I guess if you actually read the story, it is not that unusal. However, it will affect space weather, something that could ultimately affect us.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Friday, May 04, 2012
Good combination of science & woo-woo!
I am presently reading The Spiritual Doorway to the Brain
Monday, April 09, 2012
The Future is Now, well, no flying cars or jet packs but at leastno one dropped the "Big One"!
Roddenberry's egalitarian utopia was set in the 22nd century but its aspirations were firmly rooted in the issues of its time. Every week, the protagonists altruistically battled the forces of militarism, sexism, racism and every other "ism" network executives would allow at the time.
The series debuted in 1966, an auspicious year for another "ism": optimism. Popular culture scaled increasingly-bold peaks that year. The Scott Paper company began selling disposable paper dresses for a dollar. The Beatles' psychedelic "Tomorrow Never Knows" introduced new sounds.Masters and Johnson released "Human Sexual Response," shattering sexual myths of the past.
Stanley Kubrick was filming of 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1966. The movie anticipated the discovery of extra-terrestrial life and artificial intelligence. It could happen by 2001…why not?
Art was imitating life in the future. For the first time, photographs were sent back to Earth from the lunar surface by both the Russian and American space programs. The latter's Surveyor 1, launched on May 30, 1966, employed a TV camera that scanned the surface and transmitted the images of the lunar surface back to Earth.
The panoramas created by the combined images created fascinating fractal collages that were truly otherworldly.
May they live long and prosper.
Monday, March 26, 2012
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Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Monday, December 05, 2011
Are the Durban Climate Talks—or Climate Talks in General—Doomed? | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network
'via Blog this'
Thursday, December 01, 2011
The Future of Deep-Space Exploration
When humankind once again ventures out from Earth's neighborhood, where will we go? And how will we get there?
November 29, 2011 |
By adapting ideas from robotic planetary exploration, the human space program could get astronauts to asteroids and Mars cheaply and quickly
How a spacecraft propelled by ion drives could deliver humanity deeper into space than ever before
Why not add our closest planetary neighbor to the list of destinations for astronauts to visit in the coming decades?
In a Skype interview, Damon Landau and Nathan J. Strange of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talk about the radical mission proposal they laid out in the December issue of Scientific American
More in this ReportNews
In a speech from Florida's Space Coast, the president argued the case for his proposed NASA budget and outlined his vision for human spaceflightApr 15, 2010
Saturday, November 26, 2011
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Saturday, May 07, 2011
The latest on the bug beat: To survive floods, fire ants band together to form a raft. They can sail for weeks. But how does the raft stay afloat? Researchers report the answer in PNAS this week. Plus, engineers at Tufts are looking to the caterpillar for inspiration for soft-bodied robots. The problem is that squishy bodies make it difficult to move quickly--but some caterpillars have developed a workaround.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Preliminary investigations indicate that most of the country's ISPs cut Internet access within a 20-minute period, likely at the government's behest
By Larry Greenemeier | January 28, 2011 | 16"
See also the American Kill Switch Plan, CLICK HERE!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Mountaintops leveled. Tar sands scraped and boiled. Water taps aflame. These are just a few of the ways that mankind's quest for fossil fuels manifests itself, beyond the obvious utility of being able to power a home or business or drive a car.
Industrialized civilization relies on coal, oil and natural gas—the stored sunlight collectively known as fossil fuels—for more than 80 percent of the energy that enables everything from driving to reading on a computer screen. For all its many benefits, that energy can also have hidden costs—invisible CO2 forming a thickening blanket in the atmosphere and causing climate change, asthma in inner cities, to name a few—along with the more visible impacts.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Waiting for the WOW signal in the SETI search? Read the article linked above. Also see the Science Fact column in the January 2011 issue of Analog Magazine.
Also, listen to the Planetary Society article on Planetary Radio by clicking below on MP3 or wmv
Gregory and James Benford on Benford Beacons for SETI
Airdate: Monday, October 4, 2010
Running Time: 00:28:52
Listen: Windows Media | MP3
Greg and Jim Benford return to Planetary Radio, this time to talk about their rethinking of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. The twin brothers believe "classical" SETI may not have been looking in the right places or for long enough. Bill Nye covers several topics in his weekly commentary, ranging from Congress' vote on the NASA budget to losing fingernails on spacewalks. Emily Lakdawalla reports on the effort to pick a spot on Mars for the Curiosity rover. Bruce Betts shares a the night sky, a new space trivia contest, and a cookie with Mat Kaplan.
Click on the MP3 or Windows Media to listen
Monday, January 24, 2011
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This, combined with deep sea worms existing on chemicals from ocean floor chimney's make it more likely that we will find some type of life away from earth. Perhaps the 1976 Mars lander did find life...just life with a different chemical basis.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The Human Mission to the Red Planet
October - November, 2010
Joel S. Levine, Ph.D.,
NASA, Co-Chair, Human Exploration of Mars Science Analysis Group (HEM-SAG) of the Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG).
Rudy Schild, Ph.D.,
Center for Astrophysics, Harvard-Smithsonian
In Association and Collaboration with the Mars Society