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Time Travel 101 for (Inanimate) Dummies

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Is It more Than A Concept? Time travel is a concept that almost everybody at this point already knows. While not exactly limited to science fiction, time travel, along with space travel, is probably one the genre’s most staple ideas. From the classic The Chronic Argonauts to the contemporary likes of Back to the Future and Terminator, we’ve explored the …

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Want to blow up things in space?

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Here’s an app that let’s you do it.       If you have an appetite for cosmic destruction, there’s now an app for that, developed by the venerable PBS science series NOVA. NOVA Black Holes, a free iPad game, lets you hurl a star at other celestial objects while navigating an increasingly complex minefield of stars, planets and black …

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The ‘Earth next door’ may have a breathable atmosphere – and we could find out in 2 years

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The ‘Earth next door’ may have a breathable atmosphere – and we could find out in 2 years The funny thing about the discovery of Proxima b – the closest planet to our Solar System, which is also rocky, Earth-sized, and potentially habitable – is that nobody has actually seen it. Astronomers know it exists because they have seen its …

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How NASA Is Making ‘Star Trek’ Tech a Reality

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How NASA Is Making ‘Star Trek’ Tech a Reality Another Mission Into Space… “Star Trek” technologies are starting to become a reality in our everyday lives; just ask anyone who owns a cellphone or tries a virtual reality headset. But how real are these “Star Trek” technologies in space today, 50 years after the iconic science fiction series’ TV debut? …

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Artificial Intelligence, And The Future It Holds

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Artificial Intelligence, And The Future It Holds 1997: World chess champion Gary Kasparov is defeated in a rematch by Deep Blue. 2011: Jeopardy! game show veterans Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter gets mowed down by Watson. 2016: AlphaGo wins four out of five matches with world Go champion Lee Sedol. What does Deep Blue, Watson, and AlphaGo have in common? …

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Cryonics And Our Future… A Step Closer To Immortality!

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Cryonics and Our Future… A Step Closer To Immortality! Cryonics may sound like science fiction and yet it is based on real science. Its purpose, preserving a human being until further medical science catches up defies in some ways and for some reason, reality… and yet so many things around us that began as science fiction have become science facts. …

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Mars: NASA to share ‘major’ Red Planet science discovery

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Space agency NASA has excited space fans across the globe with the news it is set to announce a “major science finding” that solves a mystery about Mars.   A panel of five high-profile scientists will participate in the news conference at NASA’s headquarters in Washington tomorrow (from 1:30am AEST), which will also be streamed live online. Speculation has been …

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What’s Behind NASA’s Upcoming Mystery Announcement About Mars?

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Our best guess: flowing water, and the potential for alien life. NASA officials will announce Monday morning a major scientific discovery related to their continued exploration of Mars.   The agency won’t give too many details on what exactly the big reveal is, apart from the fact that the briefing will feature some pretty big names at the space agency …