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5 Science Fiction Books That Will Challenge Your Mind and Imagination

By | February 18th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Futurism & Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A good way to expand your mind and dive into the unknown can be simply achieved by reading a good book. Science fiction books are probably the best choice if you want to explore the outer and inner universe and even go on an unprecedented trip through time. Here are some of the finest science [...]

Lunar Lava Tubes Might Be Able to House Human Populations, Says New Study

By | April 9th, 2015|Categories: Earth, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , |

On the heels of what has become known as the Asian Space Race, a new and exciting study might have moved us a small step toward colonizing other worlds. According to the study presented at the Planetary Science Conference, lava tubes big enough to house large human populations, such as whole cities, may exist on [...]

Humanity Needs to Colonize Three Planets to Survive, Says NASA

By | March 28th, 2014|Categories: Earth, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Climate change and population growth direct our civilization to migrate to other planets, warn NASA scientists. The human population will need at least three planets to survive, said Dennis Bushnell, chief scientist from the Langley Research Center of NASA. “The whole ecosystem is crashing. Essentially, we are too many out there. With Asians who are now billions, we will need three other planets.” The adjustment of Mars to human environmental conditions will take about 120 years, argues Bushnell, but until then we will need other planets to survive. […]

In 50 Years We Will Live on the Moon, Says Hawking

By | March 18th, 2014|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , , |

On Monday, renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking appeared in one of the British TV shows and made a number of very interesting predictions about the future of humanity. The 72 year old scientist appeared in the show «Live from Space» on Channel 4 which had a live connection with the astronauts of the International Space Station. Hawking often makes predictions of technological and scientific progress and its impact on human life in the near and distant future. This time Hawking argued that the 21st century will be […]

Lunar Space Elevator Is Going to Be Built by 2020!

By | March 14th, 2014|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , |

Space “elevator” is one of the oldest dreams of science fiction, but the possibility of actual construction has been considered for years as it will greatly facilitate the activity in space. In the case of LiftPort Group (Seattle), such a concept is considered for transporting goods to and from the Moon. According to a report at space.com, such a program should be built using the existing technology and based on simple principles. The basic idea is a “vehicle” which will move up and down on a wire connected to the surface of the Moon, making landings soft and smooth. In particular, the vision of LiftPort Group includes the missile launch from Earth in a special space station (PicoGravity Laboratory) located in a […]

The Other Side of Mars Colonization: Potential Dangers of the Red Planet

By | February 20th, 2014|Categories: Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , |

As the prospect of a permanent colony on Mars is getting closer with every new press release from the Mars One project, it probably makes sense to remember that any person who will move permanently to Mars will most likely die untimely and painful death. Here are some things that are most likely to cause it (all kinds of technical problems are excluded from consideration): First of all, the Mars colonists will be subjected toradiation before having set foot on the threshold of their new home. Technically, the radiation level […]

‘Humanity Must Colonize Other Planets to Survive’

By | November 23rd, 2013|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , , , |

Technology that allows us to reach the nearest planets is already in our hands, and a former astronaut Jeff Hoffman thinks that we must colonize other planets for the sake of our long-term survival. Hoffman is one of about five hundred people who lived through the unique experience of seeing Earth from its orbit. Imagine that being in space, you can pull your hand and completely close our planet – so that all our knowledge, the whole humanity, and every person who has ever lived on Earth, simply disappear. This very clearly shows how vulnerable we are. That is why, according to Hoffman, […]

4 options for the future development of humanity

By | August 21st, 2012|Categories: Earth, Futurism & Technology, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What do we expect from the future? Will human’s appearance change and reach the peak of its perfection? Maybe humans will turn into some kind of bio-robots and will be controlled by means of digital commands? There are too many questions. Consider a few things about how humanity can become in the future. […]

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