The Super Hugos by Isaac Asimov My rating: 5 of 5 stars This collection was an outstanding tour of some of the very best science fiction of all time. If you can lay your hands on this book, if you’re a science fiction fan, you really must read it. I have reviewed most of the […]Read More Book Review: The Super Hugos, Presented by Isaac Asimov
By Hannah Devlin The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years. The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private company, will take a radically different approach to other […]Read More Nuclear Fusion on Brink of Being Realised, say MIT scientists
A student at the University of Oxford is being celebrated in the world of science photography for capturing a single, floating atom with an ordinary camera. Using long exposure, PhD candidate David Nadlinger took a photo of a glowing atom in an intricate web of laboratory machinery. In it, the single strontium atom is illuminated […]Read More Photo of a Single Atom with an Ordinary Camera
By Matt Williams On July 2nd, 1967, the U.S. Vela 3 and 4 satellites noticed something rather perplexing. Originally designed to monitor for nuclear weapons tests in space by looking for gamma radiation, these satellites picked up a series of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) coming from deep space. And while decades have passed since the “Vela Incident“, astronomers are still […]Read More Physicists Have Created an Artificial Gamma Ray Burst in the Lab
A new congressional report contends that a North Korean electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the U.S. would ultimately wipe out 90 percent of the population. To date, most discussion concerning the North Korean threat has been on whether the rogue state can accurately hit U.S. cities with its ICBMs. But in an EMP attack, such […]Read More North Korean EMP Attack Would Kill 90% of U.S.
Want some nightmares? Watch this. Then cry into your pillow for a while.Read More The Deadly Evolution of Nuclear Weapons
I thought I would share that for me, this was one of those happy moments in the life of a sci-fi writer where I said, “I thought about that!” Of course, I am by no means the first sci-fi writer to think of the use of nuclear rockets, especially when the tech was new. But […]Read More How Vintage Rocket Tech Could Be NASA’s Ticket to Mars
A thought-provoking article worth considering. Some of their data isn’t quite up to date, but this doesn’t hurt the article’s ideas or sentiments; though the simple answer for why we’re not doing all this is not that the points aren’t valid, and that some of these speculations may well be correct, but we’re literally looking […]Read More Are We Looking for Aliens in All the Wrong Ways?
New tests verify that Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X fusion energy device is on track to safely suspend plasma in magnetic fields. Source: ‘Star in a Jar’ Fusion Reactor Works and Promises Infinite EnergyRead More ‘Star in a Jar’ Fusion Reactor Works