Comments on Looking For Local Extraterrestrials
'...one day the Face of God awoke... He opened His single Eye.'- Niven and Pournelle, 1974. (Read
the complete story)
|"Here's how the Coalsack dark nebula looks when viewed from our system.
(The Coal Sack nebula, as seen from our system)
"The Coalsack Dark Nebula (or simply the Coalsack) is the most prominent dark nebula in the skies, easily visible to the naked eye as a dark patch silhouetted against the southern Milky Way. It was known pre-historically in the Southern Hemisphere and was observed by Vicente Yáñez Pinzón in 1499. The Coalsack is located at a distance of approximately 600 light years away from Earth, in the Crux constellation.""
(Bill Christensen 3/11/2013 6:08:59 PM)
|"It appears that Dr. Matloff uses a Mac SE/30 to create his graphics."
(duG 3/20/2013 1:06:32 PM)
|"Embarrassing, but true. I prepared graphics for a book I wrote called 'The Nurse Manager's Guide to Microcomputers' using an original 128K Mac, but that was cutting edge in 1986."
(Bill Christensen 3/20/2013 2:49:10 PM)
Get more information on Looking For Local Extraterrestrials
Leave a comment:
Tediously, spammers have returned; if you have a comment, send it to bill at this site (include the story name) and I'll post it.
San Francisco Wants ED-209, Or Maybe Robocop
'The Enforcement Droid series 209 is a self-sufficient law enforcement robot...'
Seoul Self-Driving 42dot Bus Unveiled
'Buses without drivers moved close to the curb and stopped at intervals.'
T. Gondii And The Leaders Of The Pack
'... infected males were more than 46 times more likely to become pack leaders than uninfected males.'
'Parastronaut' First Astronaut With Disability From ESA (Updated!)
'He had left Earth to get away from its gravitational field...'
MIT Self-Assembling Reprogrammable Materials
'Faster the cubes moved; faster the circle revolved; the pyramids raised themselves, stood bolt upright on their square bases...'
Mem, The All Your Memories, Super Note-Taking App
'Life experience is linearly additive, but the correlation of memory impressions is an unlimited expansion.'
Porcine Fat Cells For 3D-Printed Whole Pork Products
'I grabbed two Syntho-Steaks out of the freezer...'
LANIUS Loitering Drone Munition Scouts And Maps
'... micro-missiles proceeding at walking pace.'
Copilot Software AI Training Sued By Involuntary Contributors
'...we've promised him a generous pension from the royalties.'
Thin Film Dome Protects Cities From Nuclear Blasts
'What fabric can take that kind of a load? Synthetic spider silk.'
Mars Space Weather Alert (MSWA) System
'On the three-dimensional map at weather headquarters... the storm was colored orange.'
Thermite's Robot Firefighter
Possibly worthy of Transformers!
Fabrican Dress Sprayed Directly Onto Model On Coperni Runway
'...that might appeal to women, because by discharging from a few or a few dozen bottles a liquid that immediately set into fabrics... they could have a new creation every time.'
Israel Deploys Sharp Shooter AI-powered Robot Guns
'They lock onto the target... and do the actual shooting once the target is identified.'
Drone Loiter Munitions Now Available
'...a series of airborne loiter-drones posted on indefinite guard above.'
Amazon Blimp Parent Drone Concept
'So the parent drone carries a spotter that it launches...'
Cyborg Eye Flashlight Lights Up The Room
'Foyle pressed a tooth with his tongue and the peripheral cells of his retina were excited into emitting a soft light.'
Sea Drones Attack Russian Fleet
'...autofreighters, and other self-piloting craft.'
Aéroplume Blimp For One Reflects 150 Years
You could rent it yourself, but only in 2022 Paris.
Shift Moonwalkers Help You Walk Faster? How About Tractor Treads!
'...a man could sleep — if he could sleep in an erect position — while the little tractors on his boots carried him on and on.'