Good fuel for stories, whether there’s any truth to them or not!
By Pope Brock
was slung in my favorite deck chair, drink in hand, having a gawk at the night sky. Andromeda, Pisces … I trawled the constellations, mind abandoned, still aware in some curve at the back of my brain that the world is coming apart at the seams and we’re all fucked, and enjoying the gentle paradox of it, the clink of the ice in my glass and the slumber of the dog.
By and by I found my gaze resting on the moon. There it was, the great provider: breeder of wonder, werewolves, and all those songs. The place where beauty meets philosophy, where hope and despair alike are lost.
Gnawing through the romance though was a little something I’d read not long before. An astrophysicist had claimed that the moon could save our planet.
Read the full article at Nautilus.Read more "The Moon is Full of Money"
The latest development from a collaboration between 3D Systems and Airbus proves that space is the place for 3D printing.
In the redesign of a radio frequency (RF) filter engineers have managed to bypass surface topology concerns and cut the weight of a part by 50%.
The metal component is now the first tested and validated part of its kind for commercial use in telecommunications satellites, used to feed television, phone and internet signals around the world.
Read the full article at 3D Printing Industry.Read more "Airbus Sets Sights on Space with 3D Printing"
#30days30authors I should have posted this hours ago, but I’m trying to make a deadline. Here’s an excerpt from my hard sci-fi project! “I can’t believe we’re finally decelerating!” Bianca sighed over morning coffee in the lounge. Over the course of the three year journey this had become a regular custom for the crew. “It […]Read more "Excerpt from The Cloud by Diane Morrison"
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I am ready for the vat-meat! I tried to be a vegetarian several years ago because I strongly disapprove of the way we treat animals in the industrial farming industry, but with gluten sensitivities and lactose intolerance I just couldn’t make it work. Not on my budget, anyway. I think it would be a marvelous […]Read more "5 Years Away from Lab-Grown Meat"