Episode 4 – Privatization of Space Investigation Begins
In this episode, the three part investigation into the privatization of space begins. Will it be possible to book a flight to the moon in our lifetimes? Does Mr. Creature have the RIGHT STUFF to be an astronaut? Why is Mr. Flask hunting rabbits? All these questions and more will be answered in this exciting episode.
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I am proud to announce the 2nd episode of Doctor Geek’s Laboratory of Applied Geekdom. This is not a Halloween trick, just an October surprise. I am so proud of my staff. This is quite literally a quantum leap from our first episode.
So what is in this episode? In addition to our interview with Dr. Paul Moller, of Moller International, maker of the Skycar, this episode has everything! It has tests and challenges! Devices of such lethal cunning! Confused? Don’t worry it will make sense ….eventually. Don’t believe me? Check it out on our website www.drgeeklab.com or in iTunes under Dr. Geek’s Laboratory Podcast.
For more information about the Moller Skycar, check out our YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/drgeeklab and www.moller.com
It has been a very busy few days for us here at Doctor Geek’s Laboratory. I hope everyone is enjoying our first podcast.
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By Tecca | Source: Yahoo.com
Whether you’re a Trekkie or not, you have to admit that there’s some sense of wonder toexploring the stars and trying to find life on distant planets. Of course, the U.S.S. Enterprise is a fictional ship, but have you ever put in the thought as to what it would take to actually build it, and when we could get it done if we really put in the effort? The man behind the well-researched site buildtheenterprise.org has, and he’s determined that a fully functional Enterprise is only 20 years away if we put in the effort.
Created by a systems and electrical engineer with 30 years’ experience, the BuildTheEnterprise site sets out a very specific timeline for the research and construction of such a massive space-related undertaking. The first nine years are dedicated to research, component testing, and drawing up a number of possible blueprints. The following 11 years are dedicated to development, where components will be manufactured and launched into space for assembly. Continue reading
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Tagged Earth Station One, Enterprise, Science, Space Exploration, Star Trek, Technology, transportation, U.S.S. Enterprise, Yahoo
By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com
We all love our Star Trek transporter toys, but we all know what we really want to do is step into the full-size model and shout “energize!” just before our bodies become light and then re-make themselves in another place. Sadly, it’s still out of reach, but scientists in China say they’ve just moved us one step closer.
Now before you freak out and think that we’re on the verge of moving ourselves through thin air, understand the teleportation we’re talking about here isn’t that sophisticated. What we’re talking about is known as “quantum teleportation,” a method of transporting a unit of light (or photon) from one place to another using lasers and optics. It’s also important to note that the process doesn’t actually move the photon from place to place, but rather gets another distant photon to mirror the information in the original to create a duplicate. Continue reading
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Tagged Blastr.com, China, Earth Station One, Science, Star Trek, Teleporation, Transporter
By Don Kaye, Source: Blastr.com
You know how it’s been said for years that the Mayans predicted the world would end in 2012? Well, forget all that: A new discovery shows that the Mayans did no such thing.
A cottage industry has sprung up around the idea that the Mayans—known as precise and detailed timekeepers—had pinpointed the end of the world happening on Dec. 21, 2012, because that’s when their calendar stopped. Continue reading
By: Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com
Thousands of people have been brave enough (or crazy enough, depending on whom you ask) to come forward in the last half-century with tales of alien abductions in the dead of night. It’s a widespread phenomenon, but researchers are adding fuel to the skeptic fire with claims that what you think of as a real experience was really just a “lucid dream.”
Results from an experiment last fall by the Out-of-Body Experience Research Center in California show that out of 20 volunteers, 35 percent of them were able to have out-of-body experiences in which they encountered aliens. Lead researcher Michael Raduga said that the participants were all coached to “separate from their bodies” every time they were half-awake during the night, and some of them actually got somewhere. Continue reading
By Trent Moore, source: Blastr.com
Seeing as he’s a man of little violence, the Doctor’s trusty sonic screwdriver has been his tool of choice on the BBC series for decades. Now, it seems scientists have actually created a real one.
Researchers at the Dundee University have built a device that can lift and rotate a rubber disc floating in a cylinder of water via ultrasound. According to BBC News, it’s the first time ultrasound waves have been used to turn objects as opposed to push them. Continue reading
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Tagged Blastr.com, Doctor Who, Earth Station One, Science, Sonic Screwdriver
By Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com
Though science fiction can help inspire us to create and strive toward new technological breakthroughs, it can also have a decidedly negative effect, at least according to one former NASA scientist: It makes people forget that rocket science is, you know, rocket science. Continue reading
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Tagged Blastr.com, Earth Station One, NASA, Science, Star Trek
By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com
Manned missions into the cosmos were always going to be a dicey affair, given the multitudes of things we don’t know (and the fact that NASA’s funding is a fraction of what it should be). But if there are actually hyper-intelligent dinosaurs waiting for us, maybe we should just stay home.
The theory is, the amino acids that formed the building blocks of life came to Earth on an asteroid some 4 billion years ago. And given that those acids came from somewhere else, they also exist somewhere else. Continue reading