Posted in E.T. Intelligence Space

WE MIGHT BE ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE: THE FERMI PARADOX AND THE ATTEMPTS TO EXPLAIN IT.

‚ÄúTwo possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.‚Ä̬† ‚Äē¬†Arthur C. Clarke   By Jesus Padilla The¬†Fermi paradox, is a term coined¬†after physicist¬†Enrico Fermi established the…

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Posted in Transportation

WHERE MAGIC AND MAGNETISM COLLIDE: THE HISTORY OF MAGNETIC LEVITATION IN TRAINS.

By Ian Gonzalez Lopez. During the XIX century the world was set in motion fueled by vapor machines. The Industrial Revolution delivered big changes in the way different products were made, led the way into…

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Posted in Inventions Physics Science Fiction

REMEMBERING THOSE 50s SCI-FI MOVIES SOUNDS BEHIND A UFO: THE THEREMIN.

By Ian Gonzalez Lopez According to David Byrne, art is affected by its context in a way that it actually transforms how it is made. For example, during the Baroque, most of the academic western…

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Posted in Space

READY FOR LIFT OFF: SATURN V, THE ROCKET THAT PUT THE MAN ON THE MOON.

By Ian Gonzalez Lopez One of the most known components of the Cold War between the USA and the USSR was the so called Space Race, which drove a thrilling technological innovation in both countries,…

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Posted in Digital

RETRO INVADERS: WHY THE ATARI 2600 TAUGHT US ALL WE KNOW ABOUT VIDEO GAMES.

By Ian Gonzalez Lopez. Every single one of the cultural phenomena that now reigns in the actual panorama looked very different forty years ago; such is the case of the videogame industry. This sector that…

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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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Posted in Physics

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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Posted in Ancient Inventions

WHEN ART AND SCIENCE COLLIDE: THE DAWN OF THE ‚ÄúAUTOMATON‚ÄĚ 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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Posted in Science Fiction

THE AMAZING TECH VISIONS FROM JULES VERNE¬īs “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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Posted in Physics Space

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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Posted in Science Fiction

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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Posted in Physics

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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