The Universal Translator

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The universal translator is a well-known staple of some science fiction TV shows such as Star Trek but from a real life and scientific perspective the question then becomes: is it possible to create this technology sometime in the 21st Century? At Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh scientists have prototypes of CAT’s (Computer Assisted Translations) […]

Fusion Power and Humanity’s Future

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Fusion power is distinctly different from fission power in that it produces little radioactive waste, some physicists even predict that we may have this technology by 2030. Other than being a tremendous source of potential electrical power, nuclear fusion power may also perhaps solve our biggest existential threat in this century: global warming. Part of […]

Physics of the Future Book Review

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Michio Kaku’s book Physics of the future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 provides a tremendous amount of insight into the future from the perspective of a world-renowned physicist. Influenced by the book Paris in the Twentieth Century, a book written by Jules Verne that accurately predicted […]

Hobbs & Shaw: Does Eteon Equal Neuralink?

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When I walked into my local movie theatre to watch Fast and Furious presents: Hobbs and Shaw I was surprised to find out the main antagonists in the film were similar to Elon Musk’s Neuralink (except for the fact that Musk’s organization hasn’t shown an appetite for collateral damage around the world like Eteon). After […]

The Soviet Venera Program, CO2 and Our Fate

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The Soviet Venera program was a series of space probes marking the first robotic exploration program that took place on another planet. The first Venera probe failed to leave Earth’s atmosphere and in typical Soviet fashion was not revealed to have failed due to their policy of not announcing a failed mission. Venera 1 and […]

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One Giant Leap for Beijing: China is Closer to Landing on the Far Side of the Moon

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China may soon become the first nation on Earth to reach the far side of the moon with the launch of the Queqiao relay satellite from Sichuan province. Historically it has been difficult to establish communication between the moon and the Earth on the far side of the moon, but China remains determined to overcome […]

A image of NASA's InSight spacecraft launching

NASA’s InSight Spacecraft: an Important Mission to Learn More about Mars

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NASA’s InSight spacecraft launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on May 5. Unlike most spacecraft launches it was launched from California instead of the typical launch location chosen by NASA: Cape Canaveral, Florida. The journey of this spacecraft will consist of approximately 7 months in order for it to arrive on the surface of Mars. […]