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Which Star Trek captain was the best? Well… Kirk was blatantly the most fun. But I’d much rather serve under Picard. And Janeway had to stay cool in a vastly worse series of crises. On the other hand, Sisko made the biggest difference in the history of the galaxy.
Who best led us where no man has gone before?
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My latest posting is about Space Tech, near-term and far-reaching, starting with Project Rama, Reconstituting Asteroids into Mechanical Automata, AI-powered spacecraft. Plus a look at EM Drive. And should we look to extracting resources from Phobos or the moon?
Less than a month from now I'll be back on duty with NASA's Innovative and Advanced Concepts program (on the External Council of advisers.) The next NIAC symposium, August 20 in Raleigh NC, is open to the public, by the way. ...
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The Walter Day company has issued a series of way-cool “Sci Fi Author trading cards.” Mine has just been released, and I am honored to announce that my number is… is… 42! (Sorry, Douglas Adams!) There’s also an interview at the site.
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They keep getting smarter...
The semi-arid region of northeast Brazil offers little for a monkey to eat, except for a variety of hard-shelled fruits and seeds. So when capuchins arrived in this region about half a million years ago, they needed to find a way to access the only food available to them.
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NASA’s remarkable Juno probe will arrive at Jupiter tonight. It will enter orbit around the gas giant, collecting data for months, before its death plunge into the planet’s atmosphere in 2018. Quite a ride for a little probe, launched back in 2011, and a stunning achievement for the scientists and engineers who carried this off.
NASA's Juno probe will attempt to slip into orbit around Jupiter tonight (July 4), shortly after becoming the fastest object ever made by human hands.
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Worth a read: the Caltech commencement address – delivered by Atul Gawande. The text is on The New Yorker website: The Mistrust of Science
Science has never been more powerful, but it is under attack.
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Uggh! Don't read this while eating... Cockroach milk the next superfood? I think not.
Cockroach crystals contain three times as many calories as the next most energy-packed protein, buffalo milk.
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IF it's packaged and marketed properly, it'll go. cf. 'rapeseed' vs. 'canola' oil.
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On Quora the question is: "What will be the most important social change that augmented reality will bring?"
Answer (1 of 33): The most important non-social changes that augmented reality will bring about will be in design, education, and communication. We have already begun to see examples of these changes in construction and interior design apps, camera-based text translation, and augmented reality in...
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One free Sci Fi ebook every month: Sign up at the Tor.com eBook Club. First up: The Three Body Problem, by Cixin Liu
Starting on July 11th, 2016, sci-fi/fantasy community site Tor.com will be giving its readers free ebooks at the start of each month! Tor.com is happy to announce the TOR.COM EBOOK CLUB, which we, …
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Insistence of Vision: My short story collection, just released in audio -- nicley narrated by my friend, Stephen Mendel
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My latest posting: "Expanding our view: Science and technology and unimagined possibilities."
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Congratulations to Ann Leckie for Ancillary Mercy, Naomi Novik for Uprooted, Ken Liu for The Grace of Kings and other winners of the 2016 Locus Awards for the best in science fiction and fantasy
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Author of The Postman, Earth, Existence, The Uplift War, and The Transparent Society.
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Scientist, futurist and best-selling author. David Brin's novels include Earth, Existence, The Postman, and Kiln People, as well as Hugo Award winners Startide Rising and The Uplift War. The Transparent Society won a Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association.

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