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Making A Home On The Moon

full moonWe’ve read about for generations, and it’s all come from science fiction novels. Now, after 9 years of development and fabrication, Project Genesis, the construction of the first lunar base, is becoming a reality. Throughout this past year, in conjunction with the Russian space program, modules of the base have been delivered to the lunar surface. With the last piece of the structure touching down today, delivered by the shuttle Airostar, construction is said to commence at once.

Australian led scientists and Brigham Aerospace joined forces with NASA in the development and construction of the Luna Gaia. This self contained base will be the anchor for the future expansion and colonization of the moon, as well as a launching point for further space travel.

The site chosen for the base is within the Mare Nubium, or Sea of Clouds. It was picked for its location to ice found during the LCROSS lunar-impact probe from 2010, It also allows room for expansion within the northern mares. Continue Reading

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Population Reaches 20b – Are we out of room?

mars earth comparison According to a recent world census, the population of human inhabitants on earth has exceeded 20 billion individuals. UN estimates from the beginning of the millennium record a population of nearly seven billion inhabitants, which means that in roughly two centuries, the number of humans has nearly tripled. In 2202, a world census was undertaken to fully assess the total population in order to begin to address the problems of energy and resource depletion due to overcrowding.

A combination of factors has led to the population explosion that has left governments struggling to meet the needs of the people. The international ban on contraception and abortion enacted in the 21st century led to rapid population growth, followed by a severe economic depression as governments strained to deal with a growing and aging society. The following century brought scientific breakthroughs that revolutionized modern medicine. Average life expectancy rose to 120 years or more. The combination of high birth rates coupled with reduced death rates has brought the world to the tipping point in terms of population size. Continue Reading

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50 Volunteers to Settle in the Asteroid Belt

Alpha-CentauriOfficials with the Global Alliance for Scientific Space Exploration and Research announced today that 50 volunteers will be selected for mankind’s first settlement in the asteroid belt. GASSER director Frederick Elliaon stated the project represents humanity’s most far reaching endeavor yet, coming on the heels of the successful colonization of Jupiter’s moon, Titan.

With the Titan population now numbering nearly 250,000, Ellison stated his organization is ready to move forward and reach farther as man continues to conquer the Solar System if not yet the stars. But this move will put the Alliance within galactic shouting distance of GASSER’s long term goal of establishing a base on Neptune, considered to be essential to the dream of reaching out into the stars. Continue Reading

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The End of Google: Search Ends and Knowledge Becomes Instant

satellite (REYKJAVIK, Iceland– April 6, 2047) The international consortium KnowNow today announced the completion of @Earth, their daring plan to move beyond the Internet. The organization’s leader, Sindri Baldursdóttir, announced the details at a press conference in Reykjavik, home of the headquarters of the organization. “Utilizing well established technologies such as cloud computing and array shift, we have initiated @Earth. As of today, knowledge belongs to everyone,” Baldursdóttir stated.

The @Earth project started eleven years ago. Their goal was to create a rudimentary artificial intelligence, (known as AI,) which would monitor a wide variety of resources to create an easily navigated knowledge source. The launch of the system today initiated the AI and made it available to subscribers. “Initially,” Baldursdóttir continued, “@Earth will be available to patrons of the project. Ultimately, it will be freely available to all residents of planet Earth.” Continue Reading

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Man Lands on Mars

Mars-manned-mission-NASA-V5Skeptics said that it would not ever be possible for a human being to take take a trip to mars. However, On March 31, 2091, Johnathan C. Moore proved all of those skeptics wrong. He became the first human being ever to walk on Mars. Mr. Moore is delighted, but the road getting to Mars was anything but easy.

It took one week and two days for the space craft to land on mars. Mr. Moore stayed on Mars for two weeks. It took aerospace engineers over five years to design a space craft that could handle the demands of Mars. They failed over ten times, but they were determined to make the perfect space craft. Continue Reading

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First Human Base on Mars

mars baseKOROLYOV, Russia. – The joint effort of dozens of nations for the last decade culminated in triumph yesterday, as the Solidarity rocket-shuttle hybrid touched down without incident on Martian soil. The journey from Earth lasted 38 days, surprising Mission Control experts, who predicted the propulsion system, a Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (or VASIMR), would take a minimum of 42 days to reach Mars.

“We’re extremely proud of this accomplishment,” stated Michael R. Ross, head of the Interplanetary Travel and Colonization Administration. “What we’ve seen today is the culmination of the bravest men, the best minds, and the joint good will of the people of Earth, as we forge ahead at the dawn of a new age in human existence. Today we, like Columbus, will set foot on a new world.” Continue Reading

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Man Back to the Moon in 2024

Moon_colony_with_roverOn September 11th, 2024, America landed back on the moon for the first time in over fifty years. Astronauts Lucas Demarco, Gary Sanders and Rob Bruce all walked on the moon for several hours, gathering samples from the moon. They took pictures near the still standing American flag from the first moon walk. The samples will be tested for radiation from the recent solar flare that set off peak radiation levels across the world. Scientists are hoping that these samples will help expand their understanding of the effects of solar flares.

Project supervisor Adam Neumann from the Department of New Moon Research stated that “Things have gone even better than we anticipated. Our recently expanded funding from President Thomas Brown really helped give us the funds and the impetus to go back. The newly developed space shuttles are amazing, safe and faster than ever.” Continue Reading

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Siemens Unveils First Artificial Gravity Device

satellite(MUNICH, Germany – August 8, 2071) German multi-national industrial giant Siemens today announced from their Munich headquarters the successful final testing of their promised artificial gravity device or AGD. A company official commented, “The first-generation AGD is designed as a wheelbarrow without wheels.” In a press release Siemens promised release of the device to the market sometime in Q1 of next year. They state that the artificial gravity device will be “the greatest labor saving machine ever invented.”

The AGD design purportedly uses principles derived from the physics of quantum mechanics. A source close to the project said, “It uses the theoretical higher dimensions by shifting the effect of the load into those dimensions. It will be like carrying a cargo of bricks that weighs nothing.” Continue Reading

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Scientists find out what fear looks like from space

Google Earth Satellite images are available to anyone with computer access. For many years, meteorologists have utilized satellite images to predict weather. Global Positioning System (GPS) devices use satellites to ascertain a certain geographical location. With Google Earth satellite images, scientists can observe objects, landmarks, animal populations, and remote areas all over the world for their research.

One recent scientific study involved an analysis of grazing halos, around the Great Barrier Reef, that were discovered via satellite images. Grazing halos are rings of sand in the ocean, where the vegetation has been stripped bare due to over-grazing by the local marine life. The study was completed by marine biologist Dr. Elizabeth Madin and her team from University of Technology, in Sydney, Australia. The research was conducted at Heron Island, in the Great Barrier Reef. The focus of the study was to observe the behavior of the marine life on the reef to determine why they did not venture far from the reef to forage for food. The scientists hypothesized that fear of predators limited their search for food and led to over-grazing.

The research team determined that the herbivores living in the coral would only forage in areas where shelter could be quickly obtained. As the distance from the reef was increased, their shelter decreased, ergo the decimation of the vegetation decreased and the vegetation canopy increased. The scientist concluded that their research did confirm the hypothesis. The herbivore marine life caused the halos because of their fear of predators. They would only graze in a safe area close to the reef. This discovery and research were all made possible because of the Google Earth satellite images.

Satellite-image-based research is an important new tool that is beneficial to the public and to scientists in all genres. Studying the satellite images over a period of time could reveal important changes in the Earth’s ecosystems. Monitoring the migration habits, of various land and sea animals, could also be accomplished by satellite image tracking. Satellite images are available, free-of-charge on Google Earth to anyone, anytime, or anywhere on the Earth. All that is needed is to access Google Earth. The possibilities, for satellite image-based research, are unlimited!

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Giant crystals and spherical flames: science in microgravity

Giant crystals and spherical flames: science in microgravity

In the absence of gravity, surface tension dominates the physics of fluids. Here, in an image taken on the International Space Station, it causes water to extend from a metal loop as if it were stirred by an invisible spoon. Continue Reading

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The Internet can be tricky for parents to deal with because kids often need to use the Internet for school, but parents parents are often worried about the various activities that their children might be engaged in. Peer-to-peer file sharing can lead to lawsuits and even a criminal prosecution. Some teens might engage in activities online that are embarrassing to the family or may lead to viruses or hackers accessing the computer. Fortunately, there are various forms of monitoring software that can offer parental control.

Monitoring software can also be very helpful when parents are trying to learn what their children are up to, such as whether they are attending class or doing their homework.

Many teens use the computer purchased specifically for schoolwork to play computer games or chat with friends. Monitoring software can not only record activities on the computer, but smartphone software such as Mobile Spy can silently record the teen's GPS information, text messages and phone call information.

Monitoring software sits silently on a computer or mobile device and monitors all of the activities carried out on the device, encouraging the teen to consistently use the device for communication. Activity is usually uploaded to an online account so that the parent can monitor activity from anywhere without having to get close to the phone. This is crucial since parents will usually not have physical access to the phone without arousing suspicion.

Many monitoring programs also come with keystroke loggers, which log keys recorded on the computer, a contextual blocker, and features that allow parents to block certain websites. All of these features allow parents to have a peace of mind when allowing their teens to use the Internet.