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  • What Will It Take for Humans to Colonize the Milky Way?

    01/13/2016 9:28:58 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 107 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 1/13/16 | Kim Stanley Robinson
    It's a common theme in science fiction, but migrating to planets beyond our solar system will be a lot more complicated and difficult than you might imagineThe idea that humans will eventually travel to and inhabit other parts of our galaxy was well expressed by the early Russian rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, who wrote, “Earth is humanity’s cradle, but you’re not meant to stay in your cradle forever.” Since then the idea has been a staple of science fiction, and thus become part of a consensus image of humanity’s future. Going to the stars is often regarded as humanity’s destiny,...
  • 100 Year Starship: Nasas plan to colonise galaxy

    10/29/2010 8:15:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 42 replies
    The First Post ^ | 10/27/10 | Tim Edwards
    Nasa man expects first prototype of a spaceship that will take us between worlds within a few yearsThe US space agency Nasa has announced an intriguing new project called the 'Hundred Year Starship' which aims to send humans on a one-way trip to newly discovered planets across the galaxy. "The human space programme is now really aimed at settling other worlds," said Pete Worden, director of Nasa'a Ames research laboratory, at a seminar in San Francisco. "Twenty years ago you had to whisper that in dark bars [or] get fired." The Ames laboratory is responsible for Pioneer 10, the...
  • Did Humans Colonize The World By Boat

    05/20/2008 6:57:41 PM PDT · by blam · 44 replies · 436+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | 5-20-2008 | Heather Pringle
    Did Humans Colonize the World by Boat?Research suggests our ancestors traveled the oceans 70,000 years ago. by Heather Pringle Jon Erlandson shakes out what appears to be a miniature evergreen from a clear ziplock bag and holds it out for me to examine. As one of the worlds leading authorities on ancient seafaring, he has devoted much of his career to hunting down hard evidence of ancient human migrations, searching for something most archaeologists long thought a figment: Ice Age mariners. On this drizzly late-fall afternoon in a lab at the University of Oregon in Eugene, the 53-year-old Erlandson looks...
  • Giant Crabs Colonize Rome's Ancient Ruins

    10/28/2005 3:29:13 PM PDT · by blam · 73 replies · 3,888+ views
    Giant crabs colonise Romes ancient ruins By Web Editor. Filed under Generalon October 28th, 2005 (ANSA) - A rare species of crab has taken up residence in one of the citys most important archaeological sites and is not only thriving but also growing to abnormal proportions. The freshwater crab Potamon fluviatile was already known to survive in small numbers in rivers and waterways from Sicily to Tuscany, where it generally grows to a length of about 4 cm. But according to three zoologists at the Roma 3 university, an isolated colony of the crabs is also doing very well in...
  • NASA's Griffin: 'Humans Will Colonize the Solar System'

    09/25/2005 6:45:25 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 74 replies · 1,197+ views
    NASA Administrator Michael D. Griffin met last week with reporters and editors at The Post. Here are some of the questions and answers: What can humans learn in space that robots couldn't? The thing that you can learn with humans in scientific enterprises are all of the things that you didn't send the robot to find out. With a human you're doing the opportunistic plan, the uncorrelated observation. You know, you see this over here and that over there, and you put them together. When you know what question you want to ask and what measurement you want to make,...