eneve – island

December 3, 2011

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eneve – island pt.2

December 3, 2011

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& island pt 1 – https://eneve.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/eneve-island/

The Man in the High Castle

May 1, 2011

The Man in the High Castle (1962) is a science fiction alternate history novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. It won a Hugo Award in 1963 and has since been translated into many languages.

The story about daily life under totalitarian Fascist imperialism, occurs in 1962, fourteen years after the end of a longer Second World War (1939–1948). The victorious Axis Powers — Imperial Japan, Italy and Nazi Germany — are conducting intrigues against each other in North America, specifically in the former U.S., which surrendered to them once they had conquered Eurasia and destroyed the populaces of Africa.

Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said

April 29, 2011

Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said is a 1974 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick about a genetically enhanced pop singer and television star who loses his identity overnight. The story is set in a futuristic dystopia, where America has become a police state after a Second Civil War.

After his former lover throws a Callisto-based parasitic lifeform at him, celebrity entertainer Jason Taverner wakes up to find himself to be completely unknown to the outside world. He has no identification, there is no record of him in the extensive databases of the police government, and neither his friends nor his former fans have any memory of him. As an ex-celebrity and an ex-citizen, he has real problems. These are exacerbated for him as a “Six”, a highly rated stratum of covert genetic engineering of humans that apparently began in the 1940s.

Site – http://en.wikipedia.org


April 8, 2011

VALIS is a 1981 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. The title is an acronym for Vast Active Living Intelligence System, Dick’s gnostic vision of one aspect of God. VALIS is the first book in the VALIS Trilogy of novels including The Divine Invasion (1981), and the unfinished The Owl in Daylight.  VALIS represents Dick’s last major work before he died.

The major subject of these dialogues is spirituality, as Dick/Fat is ostensibly obsessed with several religions and philosophies, including Christianity, Taoism, Gnosticism and Jungian psychoanalysis, in the search for a cure for what he believes is simultaneously both a personal and a cosmic wound. Near the end of the book the messianic figure appears, incarnated in the young child Sophia (a name associated with Wisdom in many Gnostic texts, literally meaning “wisdom” in Greek).

Site – http://en.wikipedia.org

Shuttle launches humanoid robot into space

February 25, 2011

The space shuttle Discovery has launched into space on its final mission, carrying a crew of six people and one humanoid robot – the first to be sent into orbit.  Discovery launched at 1650 EST on Thursday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mission will deliver water, oxygen, and spare parts to the International Space Station. The shuttle and its crew are scheduled to return to Earth after 11 days in space, but will leave a humanoid robot called Robonaut 2 on the space station.  After an initial testing period, NASA hopes that Robonaut 2 will become a useful member of the space station crew, carrying out simple tasks like cleaning to give station crew members more time for other work. It may even be sent outside the station to do inspections or maintenance work.

Site – http://www.newscientist.com

Aging Partially Reversed in Mice

November 29, 2010

Scientists have partially reversed age-related degeneration in mice, an achievement that suggests a new approach for tackling similar disorders in people.

By tweaking a gene, the researchers reversed brain disease and restored the sense of smell and fertility in prematurely aged mice. Previous experiments with calorie restriction and other methods have shown that aspects of aging can be slowed. This appears to be the first time that some age-related problems in animals have actually been reversed.

Site – http://online.wsj.com

Long Live the Web

November 22, 2010

The world wide web went live, on my physical desktop in Geneva, Switzerland, in December 1990. It consisted of one Web site and one browser, which happened to be on the same computer. The simple setup demonstrated a profound concept: that any person could share information with anyone else, anywhere. In this spirit, the Web spread quickly from the grassroots up. Today, at its 20th anniversary, the Web is thoroughly integrated into our daily lives. We take it for granted, expecting it to “be there” at any instant, like electricity.

The Web evolved into a powerful, ubiquitous tool because it was built on egalitarian principles and because thousands of individuals, universities and companies have worked, both independently and together as part of the World Wide Web Consortium, to expand its capabilities based on those principles.

Site – http://www.scientificamerican.com

Antimatter Atoms Trapped for First Time

November 19, 2010

For the first time, scientists have trapped antimatter atoms—mysterious, oppositely charged versions of ordinary atoms—a new study says.

Though the achievement is “a big deal,” it doesn’t mean the antimatter bombs and engines of science fiction will be igniting anytime soon, experts say.

Site – http://news.nationalgeographic.com

What’s the Matter with the Higgs Boson?

November 17, 2010

The search is on for the Higgs boson, and it seems likely that soon we’ll find this mysterious particle that creates matter in the universe. But what if we don’t? In this week’s “Ask a Physicist,” we’ll find out.

The Higgs boson has the unique distinction of being the only particle in our standard model of particle physics that we haven’t yet discovered. We may be on the verge of detecting it in the next few years, and yet, for some reason, almost nobody has asked anything about it, even though I’ve been chomping at the bit to write about it.

Site – http://io9.com/

What are the ingredients for great science fiction?

September 22, 2010

What makes for truly great SF?  Consider 1984, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, Ender’s Game, The Forever War, even the Foundation trilogy. Then it struck me that isn’t simply this dystopian, social commentary mold.  Great science fiction deals first and foremost with the human condition – who and what we are, how and why we live together – and what that implies for the world and our future.  In science fiction we’re looking at conditions at the edge of what we know, we’re asking what we might feel and do, what we may become, if we pushed things beyond the here and now. The worlds of science fiction have to be plausible or else there is nothing new to learn. Ask what we would become and the answer not only sheds light on who we are now, but on what we feel about the worlds we might create for ourselves.

Site – http://io9.com/

A Wrinkle in Time?

August 3, 2010

Unusually short but intense “fireballs” in the distant universe might be created by the plucking of invisible cosmic strings—ultradense flaws in space-time—a new study suggests.  Some gamma-ray bursts stay visible for several seconds to a few minutes. Scientists think these long-duration bursts are created when the cores of very massive stars collapse and explode.  Other bursts are much more brief—sometimes lasting just fractions of a second—and it’s unclear what triggers them.

Site – http://news.nationalgeographic.com