Tag: progress

  • Standing still to go forward…

    Nearly a decade after it landed on Mars, NASA’s Opportunity rover is about to get a fresh start. Opportunity’s engineers plan to reformat its flash memory, which is good news, as the rover’s mission has been renewed for another two years, Nature News reports. (1) The more we move on, the more we forget where […]

  • Modern “civilization”. Sun. Power…

    Our planet, the world and we the living beings-all almost had come to an end two years ago but our Earth turned out to be fortunate enough to escape a strong and fierce solar storm. “Luckily for us, it missed our home planet. If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces”, […]

  • Ceramic, hi-tech materials, the essence of progress…

    Ceramic is more hi-tech than we imagine. Its technology could be used for spacecrafts in the future with much better results than the current “advanced” materials we now have. (1) What we consider “advanced” is not. What we consider “old” we will some day call it “new” again. Any progress moves us away from where […]

  • Old problems, new problems, the need for love…

    A newly deciphered letter home dating back around 1,800 years reveals the pleas of a young Egyptian soldier named Aurelius Polion who was serving, probably as a volunteer, in a Roman legion in Europe. In the letter, written mainly in Greek, Polion tells his family that he is desperate to hear from them and that […]

  • Geo-engineering.

    Scientists agree that geo-engineering is legal. (source) Weather modification (including cloud seeding) was discussed from the 40’s (see declassified meeting notes of US Senate hearing at 1974 and here). Patents for cloud seeding have been filed from this time. (Powder contrail generation) Geo-engineering and weather modification today is part of the university research, part of private […]