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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 …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #39 – STEM and STEAM

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean39.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:37 — 11.6MB) | EmbedA few weeks back I already hinted at me delving into the matter of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) versus STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) as an educational paradigm. I have since done some research whcih has …

Minutes at the Edge #13 – Your Body spawns a Zombie Baby

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3.amazonaws.com/ScienceEdge/Edge13.mp3Podcast (minutesedge): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:19 — 4.9MB) | EmbedScience is great and sometimes science discovers things, noone really expected. Case in point: Every single one of us carries some „zombie genes“. Yes, you read that correctly, and they want to do a few things after …