Half a Percent of the Speed of Light

It would be really fast. Put your science fiction behind you. If we could use nuclear power to achieve a half of a percent of the speed of light it would be fantastic. We could reach the nearest star in 800 years! We could reach the Trappist-1 system in a mere 8000 years! Wake up... Continue Reading →

Will “Space Force” Militarize Space?

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, wants to create a new branch ​_of the military with equal but separate powers with the air-force. He calls it "Space Force." I don't think this sounds like a good idea. Are we now going to militarize space? The Internet is already producing thousands of images to... Continue Reading →

Did we “accidentally” bring new bacteria to the moon or Mars via our space exploration programs?

Probably, and that’s why terraforming is a bad idea. Inside the scientifically minded community, there are two distinct ideas. Don’t contaminate. Leave whatever planet it happens to be in the original prestine condition so we can study it. (This is the predominant, tree hugging concept.) Screw number 1. Terraform the planet. Make it livable for humans,... Continue Reading →

What is one of the weakest species on Earth?

Which is the weakest species? I shall refer you to the great Quora article by Abdullah T on this subject. He has written very nicely. He claims the dung beetle is the strongest species and that bacteria are the weakest of them all (although some argue that humans are the weakest of them all). Dung beetles can pull over... Continue Reading →

Are we all aliens from space?

People wonder and sometimes ask what if we were all actually descendants from Aliens. While there is no real scientific evidence to suggest that aliens came here to propagate life on Earth, and even less likely that aliens could travel through Interstellar space, there is an argument for saying that we are all aliens! It... Continue Reading →

If you were to purchase a brand new car today (in 2018) and money were no object, what optional or standard features would be important or useful to you?

I'd go with an all electric vehicle that could go over 300 miles with a charge, charge quickly, has Bluetooth to connect to my phone when I'm driving, an airbag that won't kill me if I crash, tinted windows, heated seats and steering wheel, power seats, separate temperature control for driver and passengers, and finally,... Continue Reading →

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