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The Cassini Google Doodle

What I like about Google in the Morning (other than the smell of victory, of course), is: The company is run by geeks and nderds and therefor, they care a lot about science. This morning, when I browsed to Google, I found this wonderfull Doodle and it made me grin: …

Tatooine might be out there!

The good news on Star Wars in the real world does not cease. After one of the Mars rovers clearly spotted the Mos Eisley Cantina Band, it now also seems like a planet like Tatooine might actually exist. Tatooine famously orbits a binary star (see header image) and it was …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #43 – A chat with planetary scientist Jo Lima

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean43.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:07 — 43.1MB) | EmbedIn today’s episode of the Non-Euclidean Æthercast I have the great pleasure of chatting with one of my oldest international contacts in the Steampunk scene: Jo Lima from Portugal. Since we have known each other for quite a …

Youtube Channel Recommendation: Isaac Arthur – Futurism at its Finest!

Something slightly different today: I would like to recommend the Youtube channel of Isaac Arthur to you. It concerns itself with various aspects of futurism, tackling everything from technological utopias, eco-friendly archologies and transhumanism to interstellar colonization and megastructures. All videos cover their respective subject in depth and carry lots …

John Glenn, true hero, has passed on

2016 will not stop taking great ones. Yesterday, John Glenn, military aviator, test pilot, astronaut, and US senator has passed on at the venerable age of 95. Most people will know John Glenn as the first American to circle the earth in space, but he also is famous for another achievement: …

Happy Ada Lovelace Day once more!

Today, like every year is Ada Lovelace Day, in memory of Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer and in celebration of women in STEM fields. Alas, I am away on business so I do not have much time for a blog post but I can leave you with this video:

Sleep well, Rosetta, you made us proud!

Rosetta, ESA’s 12 year mission to study comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has come to an end with an epic finale. The Rosetta probe has crash-landed on the comet and thus joined the lander Philae, it successfully deployed there on November 12th 2014. One of the most ambitious space missions in human history …