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In praise of the sci-fi corridor. There's a moment in every geek's life when one goes for the 'communal hug' on a pet-subject and finds oneself unexpectedly out in the cold.

In praise of the sci-fi corridor

The piano player stops playing. The landlord shakes his head as his eyes head heavenward, and he slinks away to rearrange the crisps. History of SciFi. Space, the Abandoned Frontier? 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968. Jupiter Ascending (2014. Top-Secret Space Plane Lands After Almost 2 Years In Orbit. A Perfect Solar Superstorm: The 1859 Carrington Event.

Last Thursday, the world braced itself as the strongest solar storm in five years raced toward the planet.

A Perfect Solar Superstorm: The 1859 Carrington Event

Fortunately, it delivered only a glancing blow, and global communications continued to operate without disruption. In 1859 Earth wasn’t so lucky. The Carrington Event On the morning of September 1, 1859, amateur astronomer Richard Carrington ascended into the private observatory attached to his country estate outside of London. After cranking open the dome’s shutter to reveal the clear blue sky, he pointed his brass telescope toward the sun and began to sketch a cluster of enormous dark spots that freckled its surface. Suddenly, Carrington spotted what he described as “two patches of intensely bright and white light” erupting from the sunspots. That night, telegraph communications around the world began to fail; there were reports of sparks showering from telegraph machines, shocking operators and setting papers ablaze.

Humans Visit Space. Extraterrestrial life. SPACE TRIPS. We Choose the Moon: Pre-launch. SciFi. Carl Sagan on marijuana. Carl Sagan on "God" and "gods" Carl Sagan attempts to debate with a creationist. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Im-not-saying-it-was-aliens-but-it-was-aliens.jpg (JPEG Image, 553 × 484 pixels) Humans Visit Space. SciFi Fantasy Dystopia. Sci-Fi 2010's. Humans Visit Space. Sci-Fi 2010's. Found randomly in the outer limits of the internet, thought you would like: Space Debris : space. Is an Adjacent Universe Causing the Dark Flow of Hundred of Millions of Stars at the Edge of the Observable Universe? Or, Might It Be Something Else. Back in the Middle Ages, maps showed terrifying images of sea dragons at the boundaries of the known world.

Is an Adjacent Universe Causing the Dark Flow of Hundred of Millions of Stars at the Edge of the Observable Universe? Or, Might It Be Something Else

Today, scientists have observed strange new motion at the very limits of the known universe -- kind of where you'd expect to find new things, but they still didn't expect this. A huge swathe of galactic clusters seem to be heading to a cosmic hotspot and nobody knows why. The unexplained motion has hundreds of millions of stars dashing towards a certain part of the sky at over eight hundred kilometers per second.

Not much speed in cosmic terms, but most preferred cosmological models have things moving in all directions equally at the extreme edges of the universe. Something that could make things aim for a specific spot on such a massive scale hasn't been imagined before. Kashlinsky calls this collective motion a "dark flow" in the vein of more familiar cosmological mysteries: dark energy and dark matter. Then again, maybe not. "But our data do not match theirs," Kinney continued. Top 5 Reasons We Might Live in a Multiverse. The universe we live in may not be the only one out there.

Top 5 Reasons We Might Live in a Multiverse

In fact, our universe could be just one of an infinite number of universes making up a "multiverse. " Though the concept may stretch credulity, there's good physics behind it. And there's not just one way to get to a multiverse — numerous physics theories independently point to such a conclusion. In fact, some experts think the existence of hidden universes is more likely than not. Here are the five most plausible scientific theories suggesting we live in a multiverse: 1. Scientists can't be sure what the shape of space-time is, but most likely, it's flat (as opposed to spherical or even donut-shape) and stretches out infinitely. So if you look far enough, you would encounter another version of you — in fact, infinite versions of you. 2. A Startling Image That Shows Why Space Junk is a Nightmare. Allen County Library Genealogy Center. By Delia Happy Mother’s Day!

Allen County Library Genealogy Center

For many children, this is the day you call, send a card or take your mother a gift. If you are a mother, this is the day your small children bring flowers from your garden and your adult children brave every other family in the country to take you out to eat. Si-fi. Sci fi/ fantasy. Big1[1] All the Robotic Space Explorers since 1958. Kinja is in read-only mode.

All the Robotic Space Explorers since 1958

We are working to restore service. Why do they show the Pioneers and Voyagers as looping around the planets? Didn't they just skim them? Except for the ones that actually went into orbit around Jupiter and Saturn (i.e. Galileo and Cassini), all the others just bent their trajectories a little bit. Robots. Last Girl On Earth Is Raised By Robots In Our New Favorite Short Film. Space, the Abandoned Frontier? Who Goes There? Who Goes There?

Who Goes There?

Is a science fiction novella by John W. Campbell, Jr., written under the pen name Don A. Stuart. Watch Here There Be Dragons - Star Wars: The Expanded Trashcan. Ender's Game. Ender's Game (1985) is a military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card.

Ender's Game

Set in Earth's future, the novel presents an imperiled mankind after two conflicts with the "Buggers", an insectoid alien species. In preparation for an anticipated third invasion, children, including the novel's protagonist, Ender Wiggin, are trained at a very young age through increasingly difficult games including some in zero gravity, where Ender's tactical genius is revealed. Creation and inspiration[edit] Synopsis[edit] Humanity, having begun to explore the Universe and master interplanetary spaceflight, has encountered an alien race known as the "buggers" (known in later books as the 'Formics'), scouting the system and establishing a forward base in the asteroid Eros, who provoked two drawn-out wars. Top-Secret Space Plane Lands After Almost 2 Years In Orbit. The secret foundation that contains the world’s paranormal artifacts.

By Gavia Baker-Whitelaw on October 26th, 2014 Part wiki, part role-playing game, part storytelling community, the SCP Foundation has spent the past six years lurking in one of the darkest corners of the Internet.

The secret foundation that contains the world’s paranormal artifacts

Caught in the sweet spot between “cool enough to keep attracting new members” and “obscure enough that no one is likely to Kickstart a documentary about it and ruin everything,” the SCP Foundation is a phenomenon that combines creepypasta—the Internet’s version of campfire horror stories—with the obsessive culture of Wikipedia editing. Extraterrestrial life. Sci-Fi 2010's. Classic Sci-Fi Must-See Movies. Science Fiction. Understanding Knowledge as a Commons. Knowledge in digital form offers unprecedented access to information through the Internet but at the same time is subject to ever-greater restrictions through intellectual property legislation, overpatenting, licensing, overpricing, and lack of preservation.

Understanding Knowledge as a Commons

Looking at knowledge as a commons—as a shared resource—allows us to understand both its limitless possibilities and what threatens it. In Understanding Knowledge as a Commons, experts from a range of disciplines discuss the knowledge commons in the digital era—how to conceptualize it, protect it, and build it.

Blog - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SciFi Fantasy Dystopia. Science and Technology News, Science Articles. Visitations. Space Shuttle Discovery. 15 Mind-Blowing Images by NASA. The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the United States’ largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe.

They are also home to some of the most amazing images, visualizations and videos NASA has to offer! Please do yourself a favour and check out their incredible Flickr page which has thousands of images with wonderfully detailed descriptions. Below is a collection of 15 mind-blowing featured images from NASA. Enjoy! 1. The STEREO (Ahead) spacecraft caught this spectacular eruptive prominence in extreme UV light as it blasted away from the Sun (Apr. 12-13, 2010). 2. The Observable Universe. 70 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies - 2012. YORUBA THEOLOGY The Yoruba theology resides... Complete Planet. Human Space Flight (HSF) - Space History. Key Documents in the History of Space Policy.

Vintage Space. Sci-Fi 2010's. Science Fiction. Exploratorium: the museum of science, art and human perception. Classic Sci-Fi Must-See Movies. The First Men on the Moon: The Apollo 11 Lunar Landing. Sarah Parcak, Space Archaeologist. Sarah Parcak, Space Archaeologist. SCI-FI Writing. Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service. I give a hearty Here Here for #4! There is nothing wrong with telling a story that fits within the covers of a single book.

Honestly, I respect a well crafted short story more than a shelf load of volumes that purports to tell a single story. Home - ABC Splash. Sci Fi & Fantasy.