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And Then You’re Dead: A Scientific Exploration Of The World’s Most Interesting Ways To Die by Cody Cassidy and Paul Doherty (book review).

November 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
And Then You’re Dead: A Scientific Exploration Of The World’s Most Interesting Ways To Die by Cody Cassidy and Paul Doherty (book review).

Want a nice cheery book for this time of year? I doubt if the thrill-seekers or even the unfortunate who contemplate taking their own lives will find this book of use. Many of the situations are a tad extreme to get into and might actually put them off. What Cody Cassidy and Paul Doherty’s book […]

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The Planets: Photographs From The Archives Of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj (book review).

November 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Planets: Photographs From The Archives Of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj (book review).

There is one major observation you get when you look at the pictures in Nirmala Nataraj’s book ‘The Planets: Photographs From The Archives Of NASA’, you are looking at alien worlds and they belong to our Solar System. So close and photographs are the only way to really see them. If that alone doesn’t convince […]

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Blockbuster Science: The Real Science In Science Fiction by David Siegel Bernstein (book review).

November 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Blockbuster Science: The Real Science In Science Fiction by David Siegel Bernstein (book review).

I doubt if anyone today has read all the SF stories that are currently out there. We might have specialisation and know all of them in a particular sub-section but even that depends on the number of years to read. I know more about SF from the ‘Golden Age’ but back in the 1960s-80s, it […]

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Killer robot subs with nukes get real.

November 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Killer robot subs with nukes get real.

Lockheed Martin is to develop the U.S. Navy’s new programme of robot submarine, with Orca, the U.S. Navy’s Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV). This long-range full-sized autonomous submarine will perform a variety of missions, enabled by a reconfigurable payload bay which will field cruise missiles as well as other nuclear-tipped missiles. Key attributes of […]

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Stretching Things: an extended article by: GF Willmetts.

October 29, 2017 | By | 4 Replies More
Stretching Things: an extended article by: GF Willmetts.

One of the most drastic types of super-humans are the pliable ones. They are also in small number with the most famous being Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic at Marvel, at DC Comics, Ralph Dibney aka The Elongated Man and Patrick ‘Eel’ O’Brian aka Plastic Man still around. Rita Farr aka Elasti-Girl, in her original […]

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The Periodic Table: A Visual Guide To The Elements by Tom Jackson (book review).

October 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Periodic Table: A Visual Guide To The Elements by Tom Jackson (book review).

There are some books that I wish had when I was young, mostly because we never had such visual representations that allowed so much comparison, like seeing the boiling points of elements collectively in their series. It would certainly have been easier to remember. Tom Jackson’s book, ‘The Periodic Table: A Visual Guide To The […]

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What We See In The Stars by Kelsey Oseid (book review)

October 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
What We See In The Stars by Kelsey Oseid  (book review)

I’m not entirely sure who the target audience is for illustrator/writer Kelsey Oseid’s book, ‘What We See In The Stars’. The design and text does tend to suggest a teen audience. What we have here is a short history of the skies and how it was down to one person, Claudius Ptolemy who was making […]

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Game Changers by Rudlf Taschner (book review).

October 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Game Changers by Rudlf Taschner (book review).

No, ‘Game Changers’ has nothing to do with your desire to change computer games, other games are available. The sub-title of Rudlf Taschner’s book is ‘Stories Of The Revolutionary Minds Behind Game Theory’. As he explains in his introduction, he adds dialogue to aid the presentation and I suspect it helps because I found myself […]

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Engage Ion drive, captain: NASA’s new subspace drive breaks all records!

October 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Engage Ion drive, captain: NASA’s new subspace drive breaks all records!

A super-advanced space drive (known as a Hall thruster) which is in the running to take humans to Mars has just broken all records for operating current, power and thrust for a device of its kind. Its development is being led by Alec Gallimore, University of Michigan professor of aerospace engineering and the Robert J. […]

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Star Trek: Treknology by Ethan Siegel, PhD (book review).

October 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Star Trek: Treknology by Ethan Siegel, PhD (book review).

Now here’s a book that will open different doors, depending on your interest in ‘Star Trek’ and real science and technology. Amongst the photos from the various ‘Star Trek’ series and films and from our reality, Ethan Siegel’s book, ‘Star Trek: Treknology’, looks at the fictional technology against how it would be done or has […]

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