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Robots and Their Potential Uses in Warfare

I recently read an article that talked about robots in Afghanistan being used to disarm IEDs and it got me thinking. What would a world be like where robots did all the fighting? When I think of robots fighting it nearly always conjures up an image of Arnie as Terminator, a robot sent back in [...]

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Carnival of Space 181

Lots of links from astronomy and space blogs including a little science.

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A Good Chance of Life on Mars

This is a good lecture on why there’s a 1 in 4 chance of life (in Penelope’ Bostons opinion anyway) under the surface on Mars.

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A Debate on the Existence of Intelligent Life

The great debate is held at Berkley university and this one is on SETI, it’s worth a listen. SETI debate

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Carnival of Space 154- Atlantis, Mars, Fire and Beyond

It’s been a while since I last posted the Carnival of space. Well, it’s here again the very best of the space community websites all on one site. Fancy living on Mars? I think there are a lot of people that would probably say yes. Their stay would probably be quite short today but what [...]

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Best Of The Week Podcast- SETI and the Universe

Fifty years ago, a young astronomer named Frank Drake pointed a radio telescope at nearby stars in the hope of picking up a signal from an alien civilization. Thus began one of the boldest scientific projects in history: the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). A great lecture with slides from the Royal Society. Join the [...]

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Why Won’t That Supernova Go Bang?

A massive old star is about to die… How a supernova explosion will be observed and what with. [podcast]http://www.weirdwarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/why wont the supernova explode.mp3[/podcast] By NASA Join the forum discussion on this post – (1) Posts

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Best of the Week Podcast-Giant Ribbon at the Edge of the Solar System: Mystery Solved?

Last year, when NASA’s IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer) spacecraft discovered a giant ribbon at the edge of the solar system, researchers were mystified. They called it a “shocking result” and puzzled over its origin. Now the mystery may have been solved. [podcast]http://www.weirdwarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/giant ribbon.mp3[/podcast]

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A Simple Look at Black Holes and Their Affect on Light and Mass Including Hawking Radiation

So what is a black hole? A good way to look at what a black hole is, is to think of a region of space that has so much mass that everything around it is unable to escape its gravitational pull. The mass of a planet determines how much gravity that planet has, the higher [...]

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Best of the Week Podcast- Why Don’t Supernovas Explode When They Should Do?

Supernovas don’t explode. Why is that? The nuclear fuel runs out and it begins a collapse under its own weight and there should be a massive blast, but nothing happens. Something is being missed but a new space telescope should resolve this problem. [podcast]http://www.weirdwarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/story.mp3[/podcast]

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Best of the Week Podcast- A Man, A Planet and Loads of Controversy

ENCORE While the Kepler spacecraft hunts for habitable planets beyond the solar system, we’ve let one of our own planets slip away! Find out why Pluto’s demotion to dwarf status created a public uproar as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson reads us his hate mail. From third-graders! Also, how we might find Earth-like planets… the possibility [...]

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Best of the Week podcast- Kuiper Belt at a Childs Level.

What is the Kuiper Belt? by Susan, Amanda & Kevin Murph. Susan Murph from the How to Grow Your Geek Podcast and her children Amanda and Kevin discuss Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. [podcast]http://www.weirdwarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/kuiper belt.mp3[/podcast]

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Best of the Week Podcast-Hubble’s First Images of an Extrasolar Planet.

Paul Kalas was the leader of the team who managed the long-sought feat of actually taking a photograph of a planet orbiting another star. Before this, all the planets outside our solar system were found by indirect means. He describes how they achieved the breakthrough, using the Hubble Space Telescope, and discusses the wide range [...]

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Best of the Week Podcast-Everything to Do with the Preparation and Launch of a Space Vehicle

This is all about the preparations for launch of a space vehicle. It is mainly about the space shuttle, but covers lots of questions that you may have about why they stop and start all the time and what actually goes on. Why do they say that and why do they do this, you will [...]

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Best Of The Week Podcast- The History Of The Search For Extraterrestrial Life (SETI)

The story and history of SETI the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The ups and downs of the alien search with Frank Drake and a few critics. [podcast]http://www.weirdwarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/history seti.mp3[/podcast]

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Best Of The Week Podcast – TDRS Data Relay Satellite System

Tracking and data relay satellite system of the TDRS sounds anything but interesting , but it’s one of those normal and secret communication systems. It’s only a 10 minute podcast so give it a go. [podcast]http://www.weirdwarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/The TDRS system.mp3[/podcast] Join the forum discussion on this post – (1) Posts

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Best Of The Week Podcast- Will Large Engineering Jobs Ever Occur?

The search for astro-engineering by SETI and others. Will these massive engineering projects seen in modern Si-Fi one day become a reality? [podcast]http://www.Weirdwarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Astro engineering.mp3[/podcast] Join the forum discussion on this post – (1) Posts

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Best Of The Week- Your Nook in the Incredible Universe Podcast

What we are and who we are and our place in the universe. [podcast]http://www.weirdwarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/your place.mp3[/podcast]

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Best Of The Week- The Guiding North Star Podcast

Everything you need to know about the North star. No, it’s not as boring as it sounds! Be a north star expert. [podcast]http://www.weirdwarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/north star.mp3[/podcast] By slacker Astronomy

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Carnival Of Space #123

Normally I write an article on physics or space but sometimes I will be going through a few links of a few blogs that are quite good for all sorts of things about space and physics. This is called a carnival and if you look on the Internet you’ll find a lot of other links [...]

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