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Machines are Taking Over the World

I am a big fan of realistic science fiction movies. The first two Terminator movies had very few flaws or unbelievable technology. Aliens was way ahead of its time. Avatar was awash with believable details. […]

Super Yacht of the Future

Designer Jonathon Schwinge has decided to take the world of yachts to the 22nd century with a decidedly futuristic design he calls Tetrahedron – an apt name considering it is, well, a tetrahedron – that appears […]

Is Supersonic Air Travel Returning?

It might just be symbolic that on a leap day, NASA administrator Charlie Bolden announced plans to build a quiet, supersonic X-plane as a test bed for future air travel. The $20M Quiet Supersonic Technology […]

3D Printing in Space

A few years ago, I wrote a post about how 3D printing would be essential for any sort of colonization efforts or long distance manned missions. Next month, Made In Space, a Silicon Valley tech […]

Cyanide for an Atmosphere and 1800 in the Shade

Scientists from  London and Leuven, Belgium recently published a paper with information about the super-Earth planet 55 Cancri e. Through observations with the WFC3 camera onboard the Hubble Space Telescope, they say its likely that the planet […]

ESA’s Moon Base and How it Gets Us to Mars

The European Space Agency (ESA) recently formalized plans to send missions to the moon beginning in the early 2020s, with manned missions following by the middle of the decade. By 2030, they hope to have […]

The Key to Getting to Mars: Balloons

Okay, not balloons, exactly, but the next closest thing: inflatable habitation modules. With existing technology, the planned travel time to Mars is about six months. That’s a lot of time cooped up in a small […]

Antimatter Power: Practical or Not?

  Since the 1960s and the first Star Trek episodes, the concept of antimatter as a power source has been in the main stream. How many times did we hear a line including loss of […]