March 11, 2014 in Marvel, Movies, scifi.
Marvel has Balls.
Back in the 60′s I discovered Marvel comics. I even remember the Black and white scaries where a lot of the superheroes first appeared.
The local newsagents would simply stack a random bunch of comics on a shelf. I’d check in every couple of days to see if anything new had come in. Fact was, even he didn’t know what day he’d get a delivery or what comics would arrive.
It didn’t take me long to discover the characters in Marvel comics were more real, they talked, related to each other, reacted to everyday events in ways that were far more natural than the DC characters who always seemed to be self-consciously righteous or morally superior. DC characters had cheesy dialogue and lame sources for their superpowers. Marvel characters were more interesting, more real, more troubled and more fun.
So I read comic after comic and this led me to reading books. I’d go to the library every week and get out around three of four books whick I’d read from start to finish.
Comics got me into stories and then into scifi, science, religions and psychology. No one shoud ever knock comics for their value.
Anyway, Marvel over DC. Here are a few reasons why.
Why Iron Man is more real No.1
Why Iron man is more real. No.2
February 24, 2014 in Biotechnology, Brain and Mind, cyber-skin, genetics, nanomaterials, nanomedicine, Nanopunk, Nanotechnology, neuroscience, quantum computers, Quantum Physics, Robotics, Science, scifi., surveillance, synthetic biology, The Story
This year marks the centenary of the start of World War One.
We live in a new century marked by the emergence of a technology that is shaping the direction and evolution of all the sciences; Nanotechnology.
Biologists, geneticists, neurologists, engineers and experts in AI are all exploring the ways in which nanotechnology can drive their work forward into new areas.
Browsing my blog here will give you an insight into all the ways that nanotechnology is shaping the world we live in. There is nanotech in your home right now. You are probaly using nanotech enhanced cosmetics, household cleansers. Some of the food in your cupboard and fridge has certainly been treated with some form of nanotechnology to preserve flavour, add colour, and stop decay. Smart and Self-replicating Nanotechnologies are becoming more prevalent and complex in their design and structure.
If we are already seeing nanotech being used to create nanobots that work in the body to attack illnesses, Nanotech that interact with the neurons in your brain and work through your nervous system, can be absorbed through your skin or gut, then What do you expect to see in the future?
Have a look at this video that sums up everything I’ve been talking about and all my blog posts then leave your comments.
February 21, 2014 in The Story
In my novel ‘Nanopunk’ I described the way the nanoparticles in Alister were absorbed and transported through his nervous system via a modified ribonucleoprotein of the rabies virus used as a host carrier for the nanoparticles, allowing them to be neurotropic; able to travel along the central nervous system.
Now it seems my fiction is becoming fact.
In a paper published in Soft Matter, scientists announced their discovery of a 2-D crystalline structure assembled from the outer shells of a virus. A virus consists of a protein shell protecting an interior consisting of either DNA or RNA.“We are excited about the potential of virus-like particles as building blocks for creating new nanostructures,” said the paper’s lead author, Masafumi Fukuto, a physicist in the Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Dept. at Brookhaven National Laboratory. “For the particular virus that we studied, we discovered two new forms of 2-D crystals that are distinct from previously observed hexagonal and square crystals.”
via Using viruses as nanoscale building blocks.
February 20, 2014 in space
Formation of a debris disk after the tidal disruption of a star by a supermassive black hole
Exploring the universe’s most violent events using computer simulations is what Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz does. So in 2012, when the first detailed observations of a star being ripped apart by a black hole were reported in Nature, Ramirez-Ruiz was eager to compare the data to his simulations. This was especially true because he doubted one of the published conclusions: that the disrupted star was a rare helium star.
Read more at RedOrbit. Your Universe Online
The video is a simulation of what happens that when the gravitational force of a supermassive black hole pulls in a star. The star is stretched out of all recognisable shape before it’s destroyed. You see around half the star’s mass being ejected as a stream of debris while the other half is eventually sucked down in a spiral into the black hole, forming what’s called an accretion disk