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Star stuff! This new version of the Periodic Table shows the origins of the elements...

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What constraints are needed to prevent AI from becoming a dystopian threat?

It is, of course, wise and beneficial to peer ahead for potential dangers and problems — one of the central tasks of high-end science fiction. Alas, detecting that a danger lurks is easier than pre…
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Explore the universe with Google.com/sky -- using images from NASA satellite, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and the Hubble Telescope.
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Sky | Moon | Mars · See sky in Google Earth | Help | About Google Sky · Google Sky. e.g.: Galaxy, M31, NGC3628, Mars. العربية, Český, Dansk, Deutsch, English (UK), English (US), Español, Español (Latinoamerica), Suomi, Français, עברית, Bahasa Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands ...
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Tune in to the world's radio stations... by spinning the globe.

Browse the world's radio stations, just by spinning a globe.
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"The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible." --Sir Arthur C. Clarke.

On this day we celebrate the great Sir Arthur C. Clarke born 99 years ago today. So many incomparable works to revisit: Childhood's End, Rendezvous with Rama, 2001: A Space Odyssey... Clarke challenged us to think beyond...and helped shape our sense of the possible.


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An excerpt from my upcoming anthology Chasing Shadows: Visions of our Coming Transparent World. This excerpt features the short story: FeastWar by Vylar Kaftan plus the introduction by James Gunn -- now posted on the Tor.com website:


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Just released: Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World: An anthology of stories and essays about a future filled with light, edited by David Brin and Stephen W. Potts, in collaboration with the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, with stories and essays by Ramez Naam, Bruce Sterling, Brenda Cooper, Robert Sawyer, Nancy Fulda, Scott Sigler, James Morrow, Neal Stephenson, Robert Silverberg, Aliette de Bodard…and more.
http://www.davidbrin.com/chasing.html

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Exploring themes of light and shadows… here are quick looks at some excellent science fiction novels and anthologies, with new books by Kim Stanley Robinson and Jeff Vandermeer,
as well as some older works by Robert Heinlein and Katherine Burdekin…


Before discussing dark dystopias, here’s something more uplifting... The perfect, thought-provoking pre-order! Chasing Shadows is an anthology edited by David Brin and Stephen Potts -- in partnership with the Arthur C. Cla...
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For weekend-holiday distraction - and the new year - let's get back to Science Fiction! First, have a way cool look at the physics and paradoxes of time travel. And why is matters in Star Trek. Then the growing international influence of sci fi... even as science fades, back home. And what Karel Capek will be more famous for than the word "robot"! Lots of book recommendations, and films too!



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Bizarre… and fantastic:

The Polish artist Jakub Rozalski, who goes by the sobriquet “Mr. Werewolf,” has produced an amusing series of steampunk-ish canvases in which serene and idyllic rustic landscapes of what seem to be Eastern Europe (Rozalski’s very back yard, you might say) in the early decades of the 20th century fea
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Direct attacks, social manipulation or runaway intelligence? A fun look at how the various robot apocalypse scenarios play out in the movies



Will robots rise up and take over the world? We hope not, and perhaps our only savior is QA testing. If the robot apocalypse does occur, the last thing...
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For your holiday shopping! My third short story collection is now available: Insistence of Vision will open doorways into possible (and mind-blowing) tomorrows and alternate realities. Through tales like “Chrysalis” and “Transition Generation” and “Stones of Significance” you’ll explore the consequences, if we get want we ask for. You’ll meet alien invaders unlike any other, in “Mars Opposition” and in “The Logs.” There is a novella offering new drama from the Uplift Universe! Surprises and ironies abound in Insistence of Vision… as they will in the territory ahead. The future.
http://www.davidbrin.com/insistenceofvision.html
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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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