Monthly Archives: January 2012

A World Where it Rains Liquid Methane

Possibly the most exciting space missions ever to have flow was the Huygens probe that landed on Saturn’s moon Titan. On Titan it is so cold that liquid methane takes the place of water, flowing in rivers and raining from … Continue reading

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Do you believe in Cold Fusion? NASA does.

Check this out: http://technologygateway.nasa.gov/media/CC/lenr/lenr.html. LENR stands for “Low Energy Nuclear Reactions.” It is, I believe, the same reaction that Fleishman-Pons called “Cold Fusion.” Has nasa.gov been hacked? Have they gone crazy? Or is it true? I spotted this on http://nextbigfuture.com/.

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Sword and Illusion

A few years ago my wife and I completed a book titled, “Sword and Illusion” about a warrior woman, accustomed to fighting dragons and leading armies. As she approaches middle age, she faces the most terrifying challenge of her life: … Continue reading

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What’s Creepier than Bugs?

How about cyborg bugs? Building a from-scratch robot that can do everything a bug can do is difficult. So instead, scientists are looking at a fuel cell powered by a bug’s own biochemistry. The energy can be used for sensing, … Continue reading

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