Check out this fantastic piece from Popular Mechanics, readers! Shooting at the Moon: The Pioneering Rocketry of Robert Goddard In 1929, Popular Mechanics covered the explosive work of Robert Goddard. His liquid propellant-fueled rocket, the first of its kind, carved a path to the stars. BY JOHN BRADY MAR 16, 2021 In the December 1929 issue, … Continue reading The Birth of the Modern Rocket
Click the link to learn more, readers! Japan tests rotating detonation engine for the first time in space BYASHWINI SAKHARKAR AUGUST 21, 2021 EMERGING TECH The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced that it has successfully demonstrated the operation of a “rotating detonation engine” for the first time in space. The novelty of the … Continue reading A New Engine from the Land of the Rising Sun
Nevertheless, the design certainly makes one think of one the most famous Star Trek* episodes in the original series! Click the link to learn more about these earthly portals, readers. Now, if we could just add some chevrons* to these things, we would be in business…. Portals Erected in Lithuania and Poland Let People See … Continue reading Not on the Edge of Forever
No, the title for this post was not entirely my idea, readers. And while it is a reference to the popular 1960s’ anime series Speed Racer*, that allusion came straight from Lockheed, the creator of the drone described in the article linked herein. It is, apparently, quite fast! However, looking at the photograph makes me … Continue reading “Go, Speed Racer, GO!”
Take a look at this thought-provoking piece by J.D. Cowan, readers: Losing Touch Imagine living in a pod with nothing to look at but your bed, a screen, and a small supply of processed government approved meals to munch on. We appear to be unknowingly charging into this future with a smile on our faces. … Continue reading Reposted: Losing Touch
Click the link to learn more, readers: Scientists Announce a Physical Warp Drive Is Now Possible. Seriously. Humans are one step closer to traveling at faster-than-light speeds. BY CAROLINE DELBERT MAR 4, 2021 A new paper proposes a fully physically realized model for warp drive. This builds on an existing model that requires negative energy—an impossibility. The new model … Continue reading Warp Speed, Mr. Sulu!
Well, not entirely. Music players feature heavily in this article, but they are not the only “retro” technology receiving a boost in popularity. Follow the link to learn more about this trend as buyers turn to older machines, readers! Vintage technology: 'It sounds so much cleaner' By Michael Dempsey Air Vice Marshal Rich Maddison is … Continue reading “That Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll…!”
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Just kidding – though one has to wonder why people emphasize a weapon’s part in the death of another human being. Hammers do not strike men and women in the head of themselves. Neither do kitchen knives slip between ribs all on their own. Someone has to pick these items up and use them this … Continue reading It’s Elementary, Watson. The Pistol Did It!
This young lady appears to have found a way to do it. The article is four years old, but that doesn't make it any less interesting. Check out the piece linked here to learn more, readers! 13-Year-Old Israeli Girl Develops Satellite System for Producing Oxygen in Space by Ruthie Blum JANUARY 21, 2016 6:52 PM … Continue reading Producing Oxygen in Space – Is It Possible?