Monday, April 25, 2016

Apparently the Power Elites Have Decided to Get Us Excited About Space Again...

Will the future consist of ordinary mortals suffering slavery at the hands of global elitists or will the future consist of ordinary mortals playing an integral role in shaping the future? The answer to that question is up to us. If we still believe in the Constitution of the United States of America, we need to get busy and get active in every venue we have available to us. Each of us has a sphere of influence. Instead of complaining, use your influence. We need to stop thinking of politics as dirty business--we need to become politicians, every political office matters from sheriff to mayor, to state representative, if we fill all those posts with people who love God and love the Constitution, we can turn this country around. We need to stop hating businessmen--we need to become businessmen. We need to stop whining and get busy working. It's up to us!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Science of Over the Edge: Gravity

In the Over the Edge series characters have achieved mastery of gravity and use gravity fields in elevators to lift and lower occupants. Gravity waves are also used to push or repel ships and gain acceleration or slow ships down.

LIGO, laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatory, recently reported that scientists have detected gravitational waves. This is a huge step forward in our understanding of gravity and of the universe!

IT'S OFFICIAL: Gravitational waves have been detected, Einstein was right

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Science of Over the Edge: Bone Growing Wire

Inventors haven't come up with bone growing wire as described in the first book of the Over the Edge series, but they have come up with some bone growing foam. French scientists reported recently that they'd created an injectable foam that repairs degenerating bones and may even regrow them. It's called calcium phosphate cement. It's been used before, repairing broken vertebra for instance, but not in this form. Here's the link to the story:

Researchers have created an injectable foam that can heal degenerating bones 


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

What About AI That's Not Intelligent?

Kevin Slavin: How Alogrithms Shape Our World
This is just a picture--it won't play the video. Click on the link above for video.

People worry about artificial intelligence. They have good reason, even without the numerous science fiction stories that explore the dangers of AI. But what about AI that's not intelligent? What about AI that just blindly does what it does? That's what Kevin Slavin describes in the Ted Talk link above.

In Over the Edge robots abound, but they're mostly harmless. This implies that the question of AI has been dealt with. Hmn, might be a good story.