Not content to be doing great things with SpaceshipOne, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is also behind the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. Get your Enterprise uniform on and beam on down if you’re in the area.
President Bush’s Moon to Mars Commission labels NASA a ‘relic of the Apollo age‘. Sounds like NASA’s about to be torn apart.
Perhaps not if John Kerry is elected: “NASA is an invaluable asset to the American people and must receive adequate resources to continue its important mission of exploration.”
Astrobiology continues its excellent 7-part series on the ‘Great Terraforming Debate’ with Part 3. Also see Part 1 and 2. Tres cool astrobiologist David Grinspoon is one of the participants, make sure you read my review of his book Lonely Planets as well – definitely worth purchasing, it’s a great read (available from Amazon US and UK).
Quantum computing a step closer as scientists confirm quantum teleportation. Where does the science end and the magic begin?
Octupuses have a preferred arm. I know left and right, but what do we call the ones in-between? And shouldn’t that be octopi?
Weapons that can incapacitate crowds of people by sweeping a lightning-like beam of electricity across them are being readied for sale to military and police forces in the US and Europe. And the funny thing is – we pay the wages of these government research organisations. Go figure.
Quote of the Day:
And along with indifference to space there went an ever more complete indifference to time. “There seems to be plenty of it,” was all I would answer, when the investigator asked me to say what I felt about time.