Posted in Physics Space

HOW THE WORLD WILL END? A COMPREHENSIVE LIST ACCORDING TO PROFESSOR STEPHEN W. HAWKING

Stephen William Hawking born January 8, 1942 and died March 14,  2018 was an English theoretical physicist and Director of Research at the Center for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge, he has been known as the last most…

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A BRIEF SUMMARY OF A DREAM: DEFINITION, FACTS AND MYTHS ABOUT “ANTIGRAVITY”.

Anti-gravity also known as non-gravitational field is an idea of creating a place or object completely free from the force of gravity. It does not refer to balancing the force of gravity with some other force acting…

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WHEN ART AND SCIENCE COLLIDE: THE DAWN OF THE “AUTOMATON” ERA AND THE ORIGINS OF MODERN ROBOTICS.

The definition of an automaton is based on the principle of a self-operated machine, designed to automatically follow a predetermined sequence of operations or able to respond to determined instructions. Historically, it is more common…

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THE AMAZING TECH VISIONS FROM JULES VERNE´s “20k LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA”: THE NAUTILUS SUBMARINE.

Nautilus was the fictional submarine commanded by Captain Nemo and featured in Jules Verne’s novels “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” (1870) and “The Mysterious Island” (1874). Verne named the “Nautilus” after Robert Fulton’s real-life submarine Nautilus (1800). Three years before writing his novel,…

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A LEGACY FROM THE BIG BANG: THE GRAVITATIONAL WAVES

Gravitational waves are ripples that happen within the curvature of spacetime and are generated in certain gravitational interactions and propagate as waves outward from their source at the unbelievable speed of light. Albert Einstein predicted the existence of…

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DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?: A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PHILIP K. DICK NOVEL THAT INSPIRED THE “BLADE RUNNER” MOVIE(S).

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is the name of the novel written by American writer Philip K. Dick which was the primary basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner. The novel later on was…

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WHEN THE SOIL SHAKES: CHARLES F. RICHTER AND THE COMPUTING OF EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDES.

In 1935, seismologists Charles Francis Richter and Beno Gutenberg of the California Institute of Technology developed a scale, later coined as the “Richter magnitude scale” with the purpose of computing the magnitude of earthquakes, specifically…

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HOW THE FURY OF A HURRICANE IS MEASURED: THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE (SSHS)

The way we measure hurricanes today is based on a scale developed in 1971 by the civil engineer Herbert Saffir and the meteorologist Robert Simpson, who at the time was the director of the U.S….

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THE STORY BEHIND THE 4Oth ANNIVERSARY OF THE VOYAGER SPACECRAFT: SAGAN´S “GOLDEN” DISC.

BACKGROUND The Voyager 1 probe is the farthest human made object released from the Earth and now has reached interstellar space abandoned the boundaries of our solar system. The Voyager 1 is a space probe launched…

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ENIAC: ONE OF THE VERY FIRST ELECTRONIC COMPUTERS THAT REVOLUTIONIZED THE WORLD.

ENIAC which the acronym is “Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer” was one of the very first electronic computers. It was Turing tested, all digital and able to solve several types of mathematical problems through programming….

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HOW THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY SKYROCKETED: SIR ARTHUR EDDINGTON ECLIPSE EXPERIMENT.

May 29, 1919. BACKGROUND. By the time Albert Einstein developed his general theory, he was back in Germany, working in Berlin. But a copy of his general theory of relativity was soon revealed at Cambridge….

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A CAR BASED ON CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY AHEAD OF ITS TIME: THE TUCKER “TORPEDO” 1948.

Preston Thomas Tucker was the US designer and entrepreneur responsible of the conception of the Tucker Automobile, a.k.a. Tucker “Torpedo” launched in 1948. The car was briefly produced in Chicago during 1948 and only 51 cars…

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