Category Archives: Science & Technology

Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon by James Benford My rating: 4 of 5 stars Starship Century is a collection of science and science fiction focused on both what it would take to reach the stars and what it might be to journey on such voyages. It’s writers include all-stars in both the and science … Continue reading

Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death by Sam Parnia My rating: 3 of 5 stars I felt like this book was about two completely different subjects, ones that certainly overlap, but could still have their own books respectively. The book starts by diving into the topic of resuscitation … Continue reading

What was Pope John Paul II afraid of? Maybe he was afraid of finding out that he didn’t hold a monopoly on truth. At least Stephen Hawking is a more realistic person. Famous British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking says pope told him not to study beginning of universe Hawking: Space key to human survival

While everyone seems to be pointing to Al Gore’s new film “The Inconvenient Truth” as the be-all end-all about global warming, here’s what real scientists have to say: Scientists respond to Gore’s warnings of climate catastrophe Thank heavens this man did not become a US President!

Yes. Yes I do. I would love nothing more than to live a life of 200, 300, or more years. I find life interesting and there are lots of things I might like to try that one lifetime won’t afford me. Apparently so do several other people, and the subject is becoming a hot topic. … Continue reading

New Scientist is running an article about a new solar sail method that could push a craft to Mars in about one month. Currently this is just a theoretical concept since the craft would need a push from a 60-megawatt microwave beam, which we currently do not have the capability of creating. Still, it’s a … Continue reading

I’m sitting here freezing my ass off, and I start thinking that maybe it’s time for a warmer climate. But where to go? Of course the usual choices to the south might do nicely, but as the universe is slowly getting colder it would only last for so long. So, what the hell, maybe it’s … Continue reading

This has to be absolutley devistating to the professor who worked on the Doppler wind experiment. He put 18 years of his life into it, and someone forgot to turn on the instrument that was to carry out the experiment. Sheesh! You can’t even get good customer service from the European Space Agency! Professor’s Saturn … Continue reading

2 days 16 hours till the Huygens probe begins its descent into Titan’s Atmosphere. God speed…

This bridge is one really incedible engineering job: France opens tallest road bridge Millau Viaduct

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