“Military applications aside” one could say, but are we ever going to be free from the war machine when we aim for the stars?
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Tel-Aviv University demos quantum superconductors locked in a magnetic field (www.quantumlevitation.com). For an explanation of the physics behind this demonstration, visit http://quantumlevitation.com/the-phys….
With the theme “Knowledge that Works: From Theory to Practice,” the 2011 ASTC Annual Conference featured more than 100 sessions, which highlighted how science centers and museums are putting new ideas to practical use to serve their communities. The conference was hosted by the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, October 15-18.
Image taken from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vortex_ring
A vortex ring, also called a toroidal vortex, is a region of rotating fluid moving through the same or different fluid where the flow pattern takes on a toroidal (doughnut) shape.
Mars500 is an international study into interplanetary spaceflights and was the first full duration simulation of a manned flight to Mars. The mission started on 3 June 2010 and ended on 4 November 2011. This is the entire story of this mission.
NASA VOYAGER STATEMENT ABOUT SOLAR WIND MODELS
A paper recently published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters describes an alternate model for the interaction between the heliosphere — a “bubble” around our planets and sun — and the interstellar medium. It also proposes a test for whether Voyager 1 has, indeed, left the heliosphere.