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We Have The Technology

We Have The Technology

Imagine living in a world where walking and biking was as safe – by Commander Hadfield's measure – as flying in space. 

You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet...

You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet...

This is the week the Nobel Prizes are announced, and today is the day (at least in New Zealand; first place in the world to see the light, as the tourist people say) the Physics prize is announced. And this year the odds-on favourite will be LIGO and the discovery of gravitational waves.

Set The Controls For The Heart of Saturn

Set The Controls For The Heart of Saturn

NASA has an undoubted ability to sell a story, and it has been making the most of the anthropomorphic appeal of this brave little $3 billion, 5 ton, plutonium-powered spacecraft on its two-decade mission. But the hype is not misplaced: Saturn has a key place in the evolving human understanding of the cosmos. 

Pop Science

Pop Science

As you can guess from the title, The First Three Minutes tells the story of the moments following the Big Bang. The early universe sets the stage for the development of the cosmos we observe today, and the Cosmic Microwave Background is a key link between the distant past and the present day.  

A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

If you are trying to build a time machine, don't bother: even if we can design them, the universe makes it impossible for us (or anyone) to build them.