Canada: Stop Spocking Fivers

Here’s a strange ongoing problem in Canada. Since February 27, 2015 when Leonard Nimoy who played the character of Mister Spock on the TV show Star Trek passed away, people in Canada have been defacing (re-facing?) 5 dollar bills to make Sir Wilfrid Laurier look like Spock. Bank of Canada is pleading with Star Trek fans to stop “Spocking” its five dollar bills. Since Leonard Nimoy’s death, Canadian folks have been “Spocking” the hell out of the five dollar bill that features a portrait of Canada’s seventh prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Sir Wilfrid now sports, on certain bills at … Continue reading Canada: Stop Spocking Fivers

Possible Aliens: Radio Pulse Pinpointed to Distant Galaxy

With some very fast accurate measurements from a radio telescope array, a radio burst called FRB 180924 (due to its detection date of Sept 24, 2019) has been pinpointed to be coming from a specific location in space. The location: the outskirts of a big galaxy called “DES J214425.25−405400.81“. It was detected by the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), a network of 36 radio telescope in Western Australia. Here’s where the signal originated: For just the second time ever, researchers have pinpointed the location of a fast radio burst (FRB), a super-brief explosion that releases as much energy in 1 millisecond as … Continue reading Possible Aliens: Radio Pulse Pinpointed to Distant Galaxy

New Species Recorded During Historic Dive

An explorer from the USA named Victor Vescovo has used a Triton submarine to boldly go where no one has gone before. While doing so he discovered what appears to be a new animal species never before seen by humans in one of the most isolated places on Earth. Here’s a still image: In the submarine called Limiting Factor, Vescovo descended 23,596 feet into the deepest part of the Java Trench in the Indian Ocean, becoming the first human to dive to its depths. … This was his third dive as part of the Five Deeps Expedition and it occurred April … Continue reading New Species Recorded During Historic Dive

Soft Robots with Brains of Rubber

The award for the strangest news today goes to … robots with no solid parts. Soft robots are cheaper, lighter, simpler to make, and safer for humans to bump into. We are not talking about padding around a solid frame, but robots made entirely of soft flexible squishy parts. This is possible very soon because the last necessarily solid part of a robot, the logic board or “brain,” has found a soft replacement. It may sound impossible, but all of the logical calculations and processing now done by electronic computers can be accomplished mechanically with only rubber and air. How? … Continue reading Soft Robots with Brains of Rubber

Video: Direction-Changing Fireball Above Los Angeles

Here’s a recent strange event. The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted a video of a fiery streak in the Wednesday (March 20, 2019) evening sky which people reported and the LAPD reassured the public that it was “just a film shoot” and nothing to be concerned about. It looked very much like a fiery meteor crash landing in Downtown Los Angeles or maybe space debris or an alien invasion  … Apparently it was the work of the Red Bull Air Force’s team of skydivers, wearing wingsuits fitted with LED lights and pyrotechnics, reported the Los Angeles Times. Jumping from a … Continue reading Video: Direction-Changing Fireball Above Los Angeles

Ghost Particles, They’re Here

Nutrinos are real. Science estimates 650 trillion of these subatomic ghost particles move through us at nearly the speed of light ever second. They were created one second after the Big Bang and they interact so weakly with matter that they can pass through light years of solid lead and not even notice.  Why should we care about them, then? There are several possible practical reasons. Because we can occassionally detect them and because we can generate them, there are theories that alien civilizations may be using them instead of radio waves or light to communicate. Every single second of … Continue reading Ghost Particles, They’re Here

AI to decode Dolphin Language

A human language focused artificial intelligence has been working on decoding dolphin communication, attempting to build a dictonary of dophin language. After mastering 40 human languages, a Swedish startup has turned to dolphins, hoping to use its language-analysis software to unlock the secrets of communication employed by the aquatic mammals. Using technology from artificial intelligence language-analysis company Gavagai AB, researchers from Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology will begin compiling a dolphin-language dictionary. The software will monitor captive bottlenose dolphins at a wildlife park about 90 miles south of Stockholm, the company said in an emailed statement Wednesday. via Bloom In … Continue reading AI to decode Dolphin Language

Perpetual Steam Powered Spacecraft + Are *We* Alien Probes?

By mining water from asteroids and using solar power to create steam for propulsion, an asteroid mining space probe would “never” run out of fuel for exploration. This simple propulsion strategy could be part of a self-repairing self-multiplying army of space exploration drones. Using steam to propel a spacecraft from asteroid to asteroid is now possible, thanks to a collaboration between a private space company and the University of Central Florida. UCF planetary research scientist Phil Metzger worked with Honeybee Robotics of Pasadena, California, which developed the World Is Not Enough spacecraft prototype that extracts water from asteroids or other … Continue reading Perpetual Steam Powered Spacecraft + Are *We* Alien Probes?

(Video) Artificial Hollow Moonies

Some believe the Moon is hollow and artificial. While I love the science fiction idea that our moon is a gift from aliens or from a lost super advanced version of humanity, this speculation is based on facts which so far have other possible explanations.   Moon Hollows <> Aliens. Here on our high density planet, I have explored huge caverns created by natural water erosion and also massive lava tubes created by volcanic magma flows. This thoroughly convinced me that aliens are not needed for the formation of large hollow underground structures. Aliens with the right technology could make … Continue reading (Video) Artificial Hollow Moonies