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The Aliens Are Not Among US

By: Les Johnson

Description: The Aliens are Not Among Us touch into the scientific theory that we are not the only living 'beings' in our universe. It touches into the theories of evolution and science and based on research that it is almopst close to impossible that we can be the ONLY living beings.

Excerpt: Consider dolphins. Many believe that dolphins are intelligent, that they have language and that they experience many of the higher-order thought processes that we previously considered being the sole province of humanity. That’s just great for the dolphins—as they swim around in the ocean, seemingly carefree, playing with each other and amusing human biologists and tourists alike. But without fire they will never be able to alter their environment to build space...

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Siberian Dawn: Tapping Solar System Resources

By: Dr. Greg Matloff

Description: Dr. Greag Matloff discusses the different resources and matters found in space in which we could find as useful resources here on Earth and the value of these useful matters.

Excerpt: The JPL NEO website also includes some discussion of the potential value of minerals in the asteroids. If we can economically tap the main-belt asteroids, the estimated cumulative mineral content of these objects could enrich every human by about $100 billion! More will be said about such forecasts later.

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Gravity's Punch: The Heat of the Universe Got You Down? Fight Back...

By: Tony Daniel

Description: This article expressed Tony Daniel's interpretation on gravity and time and the theory of the the universe coming to an end.

Excerpt: Physical time and psychological time (and, in a broader sense, concepts of nature and nature itself), while not the same, are obviously fundamentally related. Witness how easy it is for us to grasp the relativity of time as predicted by the General Theory of Relativity, for instance, once we’ve understood a few appropriate analogies and/or mastered some math. The idea that nobody can understand Einstein is so much hogwash. People have adapted quite nicely to the...

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Family Therapy: Learning to Love Mercury and Pluto

By: William Ledbetter

Description: William Ledbetter describes our growing curiosity to discover more about our galaxy and universe as we want for a new exciting discovery to spark our interest.

Excerpt: So what do we do in the interim? Try to understand or at least accept the quirks and oddities of those we are stuck with? We actually have a great planetary family. Yes, the bigger siblings, Jupiter and Saturn, always get their way, but have used their impressive gravity to nearly sweep our Solar system clean of dangerous debris, making it a safer place for the little ones like Earth and Mars. Of course there is solemn and moody Venus who refuses to talk to anyo...

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Gnomonices Biformis, Geometricae, Scilicet, & Arithmeticae Synopsis

By: Pozzo, Agostino Dal; Pre 1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)

None published 1854-55 ; Vols. 5-8 called also 2. sér., t. 1-4; v. 9-46 called also 3. sér., t. 1-38; v. 47- called also 4. sér., t. 1-

Mollusks

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An Introduction to Astronomy : Designed as a Text Book for the Stu...

By: Yale College (1718-1887)

Description: Holograph in pencil on flyleaf: A.P. Wright Brownwood, March 12th 1836

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The Conquest of Planet Baen

By: Bob Kruger

Description: Bob Kruger explains the history of his creation of a social media video game called Planet Baen with Tony Daniel. Bob and Tony wanted to figure a way to integrate eBooks into the game as form of advertising as well as making it fun for everyone playing the game.

Excerpt: Planet Baen so far represents a very small step toward realizing Tony’s vision for using a game to promote books. So far, I’m encouraged. I can foresee mapping the territory of Planet Baen, placing the various freeholds in spatial relation to each other and allowing the players to compete for new territories to manage. I see possibilities for one-on-one challenges; player-contributed content; new, more responsive interfaces. The audience will determine what happ...

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The Closest Extra-solar Planet to Earth: What's Alpha Centauri Bb ...

By: Les Johnson

Description: Les Johnson talks about the new discovery of a possible earth-like planet that scientists have found in the Alpha Centauri star system.

Excerpt: Alpha Centauri A and B are particularly interesting for astronomers and science fiction writers because they are both very similar to our sun. If Sol, our sun, is “just right” for producing planets with life, then it would make sense that other similar stars could do the same. And since they are close, at least in astronomical distances – I wouldn’t call being ~25,278 billion miles away “close,” – any planets found there would be exciting and hugely significant....

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R.I.P., Moc

By: Terry Burlison

Description: This article explains the history of MOC (Missions Operations Computer) from its birth up to when it 'retired'.

Excerpt: The MOC’s original IBM 7094 was the fastest, most powerful computer of its day. It sported a whopping 64K of main core storage, the area of a computer where programs actually run. To get a sense of scale, consider that a modern laptop has about the same memory capacity as 100,000 MOCs. (Playing my copy of Angry Birds would require the memory of 500 IBM 7094s. And while fast for its day, the machine would require several months of 40-hour weeks to play a single minute of the game!)

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Traicté De La Sphere Dv Monde. Diusé En Cinq Liures

By: Boulenger, J. (Jean)

Description: Error in imposition of pages: 245 follows 241-242

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Traité Élémentaire D'Astronomie

By: Thirion, Chille

Description: With this is bound Uranogrphie, ou description du ciel, renfermant un abrégé de géographie mathématique et un traité du calendrier, d'apres Arago [et. al.] / par Ajasson de Grandsagne. Suive d'un article sur les étoiles doubles / par M. Arago ... Paris : [Impr. de G. -A. Dentu] 1834. -- Cent merveilles de la nature / par M. Valentin Parisot. 2. éd., augm. de plusieurs fragmens de MM. de Chateaubriand [et. al.] Paris : [Impr. de A. Pinard] 1833

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Elements of Astronomy ..

By: Davis, John, Rev
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In Starland

By: Chase, Fannie Dickerson
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A Popular Guide to the Heavens : A Series of Eighty-Three Plates, ...

By: Ball, Robert S. (Robert Stawell), Sir 1840-1913

Stars ; Astronomy

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Les Étoiles et les Curiosités du Ciel; Description Complètes du Ci...

By: Flammarion, Camille, 1842-1925

Sunday legislation ; Postal service

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Elements of Natural Philosophy

By: Bartlett, W. H. C., (William Holms Chambers), 1804-1893
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Circular

By: Harvard University. Observatory

Description: At head of title: Harvard College Observatory

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On the Road to the Brainships: A Look at the Current Science of In...

By: Tedd Roberts

Description: Baen Books asked Tedd Robers to reflect on brain and machine connections in science fiction compared to the present-day neuroscience of brain interfaces.

Excerpt: From the start, it is very important to understand that most neuron (i.e. brain cell) activity is electrical. There is some chemical activity in there, too, but what we can most easily work with in terms of brain interfaces is the electrical activity. Since electrical technology is well within our current technological capabilities, we can assume the ability to both read and write neuron signals with the BCIs we'll discuss here (and get back to a discussion of t...

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Exposition Du Systême Du Monde

By: Laplace, Pierre Simon, Marquis De, 1749-1827
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Andreae Argoli Ephemerides Annorum L Iuxta Tychonis Hypotheses : E...

By: Argoli, Andrea, 1570-1656; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner. MB (BRL);

Running title: Astronomicorum liber primus [secundus, tertius]; Contains the Canones ephemeridum only; the Ephemerides themselves were published under title: Andrea Argoli Ephemeridum iuxta Tychonis hypothesis et coelo deductas observationes (Patavii, Ex Typographia Pauli Frambotti, 1638; 2 v.); This book contains pagination errors, tight margins and warped pages.; Error in paging: p. 433 numbered 399; John Adams Library copy has bookplate: John Adams Library, in the Cus...

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