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Gaming with the Speed of Light

November 15th, 2012 · No Comments

If you really want to get familiar with something you need to spend time with it. MIT has made a game that does just that with relativity effects that occur when you are moving close to the speed of light. Interesting concept that is worth watching.

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Tags: Other games · Science · Science Fiction

Faster-Than-Light

September 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Big news from the CERN institute today: their measurements in the Opera experiment show some sub-atomic particles must have exceeded the speed of light! Not by very much, but it is significant. This is such a huge finding that they now have asked institutes in Japan and the US to repeat the experiment, in order […]

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Tags: Astronomy · Science · Science Fiction

Living batteries?

May 9th, 2011 · No Comments

This inspiring TED talk combines the knowledge about evolution and practical ways to make use of it to help solve the clean energy puzzle. Much recommended if you can spare a few minutes.

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Tags: Biology · Science Fiction

Jill Tarter + Will Wright, about SETI

September 2nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Spore Nieuws found a very interesting article of Jill Tarter and Will Wright talking about Spore and SETI. I recommend reading it, they talk about the “return of investment” of scientific discoveries in general, and of the SETI project in particular. About technological enhancement of our biological bodies, and if we would recognize possible evolutionary […]

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Tags: Astronomy · Biology · Robots · Science Fiction · Spore · Video

Arthur C Clarke

March 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Today one of my favorite writers has passed away. He has had a lot more to do with my nickname than David Bowie. May he rest in peace.
In the words of HAL-9000: “Goodbye, Arthur”.

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Tags: Science Fiction

Space Settlement 2009 Calendar Art Contest

February 9th, 2008 · No Comments

While we are waiting for the analysts’ day at EA on the 12th, I’d like to share an interesting link that I found on Boing boing. It leads to the Gallery of the NSS Space Settlement Calender Art contest. Here’s the winner: “After the storm” by Raymond Cassel.

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Tags: Art · Science Fiction