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Re: Cool Science

Postby Cap'n Frances » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:34 pm

Very cool!
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Re: Cool Science

Postby Frakme » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:44 pm

Microsoft emulates Star Trek and turns Skype into a Universal Translator
Awesome! Okay it's far from perfect, but still...
What I wouldn't give to have an Episode of Enterprise where Trip somehow manages to loses his uniform and gets covered in Nutella.

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Re: Cool Science

Postby Reanok » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:17 pm

That's really neat. I read over at the Daily Mail/Science section 2 Star trek Science technology stories one is a group of engineers developing a Transporter device to move people around someday the other is Star trek type Tractor beams..
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Re: Cool Science

Postby Frakme » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:29 pm

What I wouldn't give to have an Episode of Enterprise where Trip somehow manages to loses his uniform and gets covered in Nutella.

Aeryn: And you say you want to go back to that place of pain and suffering!
John: Well you guys don't have chocolate!
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Re: Cool Science

Postby EntAllat » Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:36 pm

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Re: Cool Science

Postby EntAllat » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:46 pm

Another interesting one: World's first space detective agency launched

Satellite and drone images are increasingly being used as evidence in court. Now two experts in the field have started a specialist agency.

IN THE middle of a boundary squabble with your neighbour? Want to find out who is dumping waste near your house? You need to call the space detectives.

Satellite imaging specialist Raymond Harris and space lawyer Raymond Purdy – both at University College London – have just launched Air & Space Evidence Ltd of London, the world's first space detective agency.

The pair intend to use their combined experience of space-based photographic databases and Earth observation privacy law to ensure that people can wield authentic imagery that stands up in court.

They want everyone to have the chance to use space imagery to settle legal disputes, from homeowners disputing garden boundaries to businesses fighting vehicle theft. Insurers might find it useful in investigating fraud and councils in tackling environmental assaults such as waste incineration or illegal logging and quarrying. And it won't cost much more than having your house surveyed, Harris says.

It might seem a simple matter for someone to use Google Earth, say, or Microsoft's Bing images to obtain evidence to support their case. Why would they need space detectives? But it is not so simple. Finding the right pictures means trawling through huge databases of historical satellite data, and lawsuits involving such approaches frequently fail.


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Re: Cool Science

Postby EntAllat » Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:11 pm

It's official - there's water on Mars!

“It took multiple spacecraft over several years to solve this mystery, and now we know there is liquid water on the surface of this cold, desert planet,” said Michael Meyer, lead scientist for NASA’s Mars Exploration Program at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. “It seems that the more we study Mars, the more we learn how life could be supported and where there are resources to support life in the future.”
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