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Navigating in Space

We watched as Tim Peake and his Expedition 47 colleagues dock with the International Space Station on 15th December 2015 but just how did they get there?

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Maps and Navigation in Science Fiction

You’re in the middle of an epic space opera or a science fiction fantasy sprawling continents, worlds… universes. Couldn’t you use a map right about now?

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Sputnik: how a prediction became reality

Sputnik: how a prediction became reality; the birth of the space age and the advances in satellites for communication and navigation.

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The artificially intelligent bookshop…

In recent years traditional booksellers have been under increasing threat from the digitisation of books in the form of eBooks and indeed from online bookselling vendors.

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Social robots: how artificial intelligence can be used to help in social care

Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly prevalently used within the scientific arena, less something which is used in the far-off dystopian futures of science fiction, the technology of artificial intelligence is being implemented in different ways throughout a number of industries and sectors in the world.

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From the page to reality: how artificial intelligence in science fiction has infiltrated real life.

There are endless examples of artificial intelligence in science fiction. The thought of beings and machine which could be as intelligent, if not more so than humans has been a popularly explored notion by science fiction authors such as Isaac Asimov, Arthur C Clarke, Philip K Dick and Iain M Banks

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The search for life around the universe…

Space scientists are always endeavouring to discover life around the universe in worlds beyond the Earth, but the question remains how do they attempt to determine whether life actually exists on other planets and worlds beyond Earth and just what is necessary to support life?

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Science Fiction and the Super heroes…

Comic book publishers such as Marvel and DC have been using the science of molecular alteration to transform humans into super heroes who have powers to do good deeds in the world as a popular narrative device since their publications began.

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An out of this world dinner date!

Long before astronaut Tim Peake launched from Kazakhstan on his Principia mission, he challenged chef Heston Blumenthal to create a menu of dishes which he could eat on board the International Space Station.

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Signs of Life

The question of whether there is life of planets other than Earth has always been prevalent in science, with scientists investigating and exploring the possibilities for the discovery of life that is sustainable on other planets within our universe.

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Planetary Alignment

In an alignment which hasn’t occurred since 2005, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will be visible to those of us in the Northern hemisphere in the night sky for the next month. This is because all five planets will be on the same side of the sun at the same time.

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