Category Archives: Sci Fi

I Dream Of 3-D Printing

“Tea, Earl Grey, hot!” These famous words identify Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the fictional star-ship Enterprise. As he speaks these words to a ‘replicator’ installed on a wall in his room, a steaming-hot glass cup of tea appears to his satisfaction. These words have … Continue reading

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2013: 11th of 13 Things I Want to Know: Could Superman Help Felix Baumgartner?

An Austrian skydiver broke the speed of sound in a jump from the ‘edge of space’ at 128,000 feet (~40km or ~24mi), as part of a Red Bull promotion, on Oct 14th, 2012, the 65th anniversary to Chuck Yeager’s record … Continue reading

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2013: 4th of 13 Things I Want to Know: What is The Blackest Black in The Dark?

1905. A youngster named Albert comes up with ideas about the nature of light that change our grasp of the universe forever;  Ideas such as speed limited, distances stretching, and a four dimensional world, where the 4th dimension is time; … Continue reading

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2013: 1st of 13 Things I Want to Know: Is the Tweeting ISS Astronaut Happy with his ISP?

Is Chris Hadfield who tweets from space on-board the International Space Station happy with his Internet provider? I’m always complaining about my service. Sometimes it’s too slow. Sometimes it’s not available. Astronauts have been tweeting from the space station since … Continue reading

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1+1=10. Why Should High School Grads Know What That Means?

I showed the ‘About the Author’ page of this blog to high-school grads. They thought the equation 1+1=10 is a typo. If you also think it’s a typo, be advised it isn’t. And not knowing this is not your fault. … Continue reading

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Do You Have to be a Kid to Enjoy ‘Wreck-it Ralph’?

Sorry, this one is not about space… it’s about a movie.  An hour before I saw the movie an adult said the movie is ‘ok’, and he gave it 3 out of 5 stars.  So we asked some kids and … Continue reading

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More on Cyborgs

So back on the topic of cyborgs (previous discussion here).  Such Carbon-based life forms as we are, we are so fragile. There are so many things that can kill or damage us. Certainly we cannot bear the harsh realities of … Continue reading

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