I never tire of watching these (as cool as the final frontier gets* **)

It is Friday. Nay, it is an excellent Friday. And what does one do on excellent Fridays? One watches youtube videos***. Duh. I do have a predilection for videos of things that have been propelled, one way or another, into space, and then allowed to plummet back to Earth. Here are some of my favourites. … More I never tire of watching these (as cool as the final frontier gets* **)

In-car discussion of the day – air transport for the masses

So, the family is in the car driving home from supermarket trip, when father and brother recall a conversation they previously have had – how to transport mahoossive numbers of people by air, but not by means already conceived and in use. (In short, aeroplanes.) Their idea: a central control-hub, surrounded by people-carrying hubs, each … More In-car discussion of the day – air transport for the masses

Terraformation

As the Sun swells into a Red Giant and engulfs rather a lot of the Solar system, we may want to start thinking about relocating – if the human race is still around, that is. Where could we go? What do we need to survive? Water. Oxygen. Essentially an atmospheric and climatic combination as close … More Terraformation

We are not alone…

… or are we? Undoubtedly one of the questions that have mesmerised the people of Earth (okay, some of us) for considerable amounts of time, the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence – assuming that it is needed for them to visit us – has paved the way for scientific research grants and cult-labelled entertainment serials alike … More We are not alone…