The Fermi Paradox and Where It Leads Us

Guest article by Andrew Fain. Enrico Fermi was a theoretical and experimental  physicist  known for his work on the first nuclear reactor, contributions to quantum theory, particle physics and statistical mechanics.  He won the nobel prize in 1938 and was widely known as the father of the atomic bomb along with Robert Oppenheimer. Enrico Fermi [...]

Next Tourist Destination to Become Outer Space

A space hotel built by the Russians in 2016 may be a possibility. It would be built by a commercial firm and would be a space station with an orbit about 350 km above the Earth. It would be pretty exclusive with only seven passengers living in capsules. To get their two-day trip they would [...]

In the Breaking Bad Series Would a Large Electro Magnet Turnover a Truck?

In the breaking bad series some information that needs to be erased is erased by a large electromagnet on the back of a lorry. This would be overkill if the magnet and laptop were in the same room but as the laptop is on the other side of a wall in a police office this [...]

New Research Gives More Information on Mercury’s Surface

Mercury is different from the Moon and Mars. Mariner showed that the planet was covered by smooth plains and cratered planes but their origin was unknown. So what were they formed by? Scientists studied the surface to see if the planes were formed by volcanic flows or material ejected from Mercury’s impact basins. New images [...]

Planet Formation Theory Threatened by Hubble Find

A new planet may be being built, not by aliens (well who knows really?), But in a cloud of gas and dust around TW Hydrae about 176 light-years away. This dust and gas cloud is in the constellation Hydra and was spotted by the Hubble space telescope. A Gap has been detected and current theories [...]

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An Internet To Span A Galaxy

Wouldn’t it be great to surf to a website and find out about any planet, Star or literally anything else in the galaxy? Just think of all the forums, chat and possibilities for communication that a galaxy wide Internet would give us. Could this be done? It would need a rather long cable.  I am [...]

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Is Nothing Nothing Or Something?

I was tempted just to post a blank page, but that still wouldn’t have been nothing and would have been cheating. So here we go… Let’s say you walk into a room and there is “nothing in it” — no objects of any kind, no furniture and no people. It’s just four walls, a ceiling [...]

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Using A Laser To Communicate With Aliens

A communication strategy that aliens might use instead of radio signals is to send brief and intense bursts of laser light across the galaxy – sort of like a signal lamp between two ships. Some space telescopes would be ideally suited to pluck out such a signal from the sky background. Why laser beams instead of radio transmitters? [...]

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Using Energy In Different Ways To Travel The Universe

The greatest restriction to space travel as far as I can see is that the fuel that is needed to propel the vehicle is carried on the spacecraft. If we use energy to travel the universe in a different way then that fuel may not have to be carried or just a little fuel may [...]

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Talk to the Animals?

My dog is looking at me now it’s barking at me. It always seems to be saying something. But how would I know if it was or not?. I’m not sure if I really want to know what is being said,but perhaps it could be quite useful if I could understand the barks. Perhaps that [...]

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Is Humanity a Spacefaring Race.?

We’re destined to go to the stars. That’s the assumption we’ve been making for a century, and I daresay most readers believe this as surely as they believe we’ll eventually cure dandruff. Our anticipation of an interstellar destiny is not merely the consequence of too many couch-hours spent watching Spandex-suited astronauts in Star Trek, Star [...]

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Square Planets

Looking at the universe I have always thought it odd that planets were round and not some other shape. To make a sphere on earth isn’t really that easy.  I can’t say that I have tried it  But just trying to get a lump of plasticine into a sphere with your hands is almost impossible. On [...]

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Super Human Future Senses.

I am looking at my curtains.  Now what colour are they really?  I would say that they were brown but brown is a name that we have just paired with that particular reaction in my eye. The good thing is that if I asked somebody else they will say that that curtain is brown as [...]

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Lets Get Into Space.

I have always thought that I would love to go into space. A low altitude orbit would be okay but there is no way to do it at the moment as it costs just that little bit too much. This means that I have watched Apollo 13 about 13 times and also watched films like [...]

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ET leftovers

We have been trying to communicate with ET Or other civilisations for a long human time but when you compare that to the universe’s clock it’s not even one millionth of a second. Time is the big problem when looking for other civilisations and being human we really don’t have time on our side at [...]

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Food Pipe

There are a lot of people in this world that just can’t get enough food. Now that isn’t something that I lose sleep over every night but it just isn’t really a nice thing if you start to think about it. There are a lot of adverts and a lot of ways that you can [...]

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Future Evolution?

The human body is badly designed. I noticed that it has many problems and if someone designed  a body these problems simply just wouldn’t appear. What about birth for instance?  Pushing out a baby through a small hole (well normally anyway) and causing all that pain is just a stupid design.  Then if things go [...]

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