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John Lally
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How will we clean up the giant (and steadily increasing) trash vortex that swirls around our little blue planet? Perhaps by harpooning it with these space fishing nets.
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Force fields have been a mainstay in science fiction since just about forever. Now, the future may finally be close at hand as Boeing recently patented a "method and system for shock wave attenuation via electromagnetic arc," which aims to make invisible and instant protection from nearby explosions a reality.
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The Mars Exploration Rover, better known as Opportunity, has been beaming back images and data from our planetary neighbour since 2004. As as of today, it has travelled 26.219, making it the first little interplanetary explorer to complete a marathon.
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While running a standard sample analysis of some Martian dust, the Curiosity rover made a wonderful discovery — there is nitrogen, one of the essential ingredients for life, on Mars.
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Adding more credence to the notion that everything is better in slow motion, the Slow Mo Guys strapped a compact disk to a vacuum cleaner motor and spun it up to 23,000 RPM. At that speed the disk simply disintegrated under the forces, and thankfully the duo's high-speed camera was there to capture the destruction at 170,000 FPS.
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How do astronauts get from Earth to the International Space Station? Well, in a Soyuz spacecraft, of course. But do you know what kind of path the Soyuz takes to rendezvous with humanity's orbital outpost? It's probably not what you think.
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It's well known that USB flash drives are supposed to be ejected before removing them. Your computer will often display a scary warning if you fail to safely eject the drive. But do you really still need to do this? What happens if you don't? Let's take a look. Different Protocols First, we need to consider…
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Everyone has a little bit of pyromania in them, it just depends on when it wants to come out. After watching this Brusspup video of 10 tricks to do with fire, I know exactly when I'm going to start playing with fire again: the next big power outage. I'm totally going to make fire tornadoes, rising water, candle seesaws and burning steel wool.
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Before autonomous smart cars hit the roads, we're going to be seeing regular cars upgraded with the smarter technologies that will eventually make self-driving vehicles possible. In the UK Ford is introducing what it calls Intelligent Speed Limiter technology on its new S-MAX that enhances the vehicle's cruise control capabilities with cameras that are able to recognize posted speed limits.
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A pair of engineers say it's possible to detect the signatures of spacecraft traveling at relativistic speeds, and we can do so using current technologies. The trouble is, their new analysis also suggests that moving through space at ludicrous speed is more hazardous than previously thought.
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More than a hundred years ago, physicists discovered that heat is simply the energy stored in the vibrations of atoms. This meant that heat and sound are related. Now, for the first time ever, scientists have experimentally shown that these atomic vibrations have magnetic properties, too.
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The length of a planet's day seems like such a simple number, a basic piece of information that should accompany any solar system diagram. But probes flying past Saturn have turned up oddly conflicting numbers.
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Education
  • Edenderry VEC
    Inter and Leaving Cert, 1990
  • National College of Ireland
    HDip and MSc in eLearning and Learning Technologies, 2005 - 2007
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Hi everyone, what to say about me, well I'm a...
  • Astronomy and science nut.
  • Computer Geek (my job)
  • Sci-FI Geek (Doctor Who, Star Trek, BSG, Farscape to name a few)
  • Big fan of College Football (Florida Gators and Alabama) and the NFL (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Emergency First Responder with the Order of Malta
  • Atheist (don't mention the G-word)
  • Movie fan
  • BIFO
Married for about 154 years to my long suffering wife Andrea (Andi) and together we have two "little angles" (sometimes) Connor and Emma. 
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