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LARGE HOT AIR BALLOONS

Large air balloons have been in the news a lot recently so I thought it might be interesting to have a look at these specific types of aircraft and their history. They go back further than you may think. The first air balloon with a human payload  In November 1783, the first free flight carrying…

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Hollow Moon and Spaceship Moon

Introduction As much of the action of upcoming novel Alien Whispers: Conflict and Communion, https://mybook.to/AWCC, takes place on the moon, I thought this month that we could look at some rather extreme theories on what the moon actually is. H.G. Wells’ 1901 novel The First Men in the Moon appears to be the first publication…

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UPDATE ON HUMANOID ROBOTICS

  This month’s blog looks at the advances in humanoid robotics. Artificial intelligence is advancing by leaps and bounds, and the world of Isaac Asimov appears ever closer. What is remarkable is the ability of these machines [I’ll still call them that] to mimic human facial expressions and movement. If you have a look at…

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THE LILIUM JET

Introduction There are plenty of electric cars and water vessels. But will there ever be electric aircraft? Whilst large jumbo jets and airbuses are a long way off, one company that definitely thinks so is Lilium. This company is working on a commuter aircraft. They pride themselves in sustainable air travel. Check them out here:…

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