By: Jeff Parsons
The Earth’s energy grid. It’s a term that gets used in many ways. Lately, it brings to mind that we’ve always been a part of this living environment called Gaia, but somehow, along the way, we’ve lost much of what we...
The Montauk Project
By: D. Vogt
The Montauk Project is a top-secret, paranormal military research project which was supposedly conducted by the U.S. government in the aftermath of the (also paranormal) Philadelphia Experiment. There are various claims about precisely what kind of research went on at Montauk Air Force Station...
Death in space: Ethical and practical concerns
By: D. Vogt
The possibility that we will mount a manned expedition to Mars in the coming decades has forced NASA to return to a question which it has not had to grapple with in quite some time: what happens if someone dies in space, or if -...
Assessing the scientific possibilities behind The Matrix
By: D. Vogt
The Matrix trilogy offered an unusually chilling version of a relatively common theme in anti-mass-consumerism film: that all of us have become cogs in a grand machine, blindly deceived into thinking that the illusion we live in is actually reality. That machine is maintained by...
X-51A WaveRider goes six times the speed of sound
By: D. Vogt
The X-51A WaveRider is an unmanned U.S. Air Force experimental aircraft capable of reaching hypersonic speeds (specifically, six times the speed of sound, or 4000 miles per hour) using new scramjet engine technology. Test flights began in December 2009 and continue today. - Design...
Famous scientist says the human race will die out within 100 years
By: Sam E. Jones
Professor Frank Fenner, emeritus professor of microbiology at the Australian National University, one of the leaders of the team that helped to wipe out smallpox has said in recent interviews that he believes that the human race will most likely become extinct within the next...
A look at the aircraft of the future
By: Sam E. Jones
Because scientific breakthroughs can’t really be predicted and because of the limitations of gravity and wind drag, aircraft of the future aren’t expected to fly much faster than they do now; at least not the kind that flies in the atmosphere. While it&rsquo...
Solar powered plane travels for more than 24 hours for the first time
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Solar power has been heralded as an alternative to petroleum-based fuels since Bell labs produced the first photovoltaic cell in 1954, but it has always had one very large obstacle – sunlight is not available at night. In recent years, solar, or photovoltaic, cells have...
A look at the aircraft of the future
By: Amanda Ines
We've seen solar cars being invented, solar powered parking lots and even miniaturized solar powered pieces of art and now we are about to witness the maiden flight of the world’s first solar powered airplane. Bertrand Piccard, the Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist, has been...
By: Phyllis Logie
Nylon is a synthetic fibre, nicknamed the 'miracle fibre' which was invented in 1934 by DuPont cooperation as a replacement for silk. The fibre was an immediate hit and remained so until World War II when in 1941 both silk and nylon production was taken...

 

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