Tag Archives: science

This week’s Avoid Spikes comic now online!

In this week’s ‘Avoid Spikes’, Foxx realises that “because it is cool” is not always a good reason to apply for a job.

Something Funny Happened On The Way To The Moon

Aerospace engineer Sara Howard’s new book revelas what it was like to work on the Apollo program at the height of the space race.

This week’s Avoid Spikes comic now online!

In this week’s ‘Avoid Spikes’, Mart is doing SCIENCE! and may have found a way to give Foxx almost half a wit.

Why our world may actually be nothing but a hologram

Some clever folks have done SCIENCE! in their BRAINS and have come to the conclusion that we may be living in a hologram. Or something. Apparently. Truth be told, we’re not really sure.

This week’s Avoid Spikes now online!

In this week’s ‘Avoid Spikes’, Mart investigates what everyone has wondered at one time or another.

New Avoid Spikes comic now online!

In this week’s ‘Avoid Spikes’, we examine panic and fear-mongering over scientific advancement.

Yup, we’re still all pretty much screwed. Maybe.

Forget supervolcanoes, tsunamis and asteroid impacts. If we’re talking end-of-the-wolrd, gamma-ray bursts are the shit.

dogsounds interviews: Sara Howard, Apollo engineer

dogsounds interviews Sara Howard, one of very few women who worked in the Apollo project, and the first female aerospace engineer.

NASA releases first images of Apollo Hardware. On Moon.

Nasa unveils the first, early high-pass, low-resolution images from the Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter that show the Apollo landing sites.

New Avoid Spikes comic now online!

40 years ago today, something rather stellar happened.

Geek time!

dogsounds towers is awash with geeks. Here’s a couple of treats for your inner geek.

Setting up home in the uncanny valley

More film of Boston Dynamics’ BigDog – a robotic pack-horse designed for the military. They killed Bambi!!

Look Around You!

Classic episodes of the TV series “Look Around You”: hokey science at its best!

New Avoid Spikes comic now online

Mart considers the the efficacy of the Suckinator 300™.

Are we but ghosts in the machine? Pt. 4

The final part of dogsounds’ exploration of Nick Bostrom’s Ancestor Simulation argument.

Are we but ghosts in the machine? pt. 3

In part three of this series, we look at the likelihood that, based on Dr. Nick Bostroms scary maths, it is highly likely that all that we perceive around us is, in fact, a mere simulation.

Are we but ghosts in the machine? Pt. 2

In part two of this series, we examine the technical requirements put upon a posthuman society to create a living, breathing, thinking Ancestor Simulation and why it is more than likely that it is more than possible.

Are we but ghosts in the machine? Pt. 1

In part one of a four-part series, we investigate brains in a vat, perceived reality, and the the theory of Ancestor Simulations created by philosopher Dr. Nick Bostrom. Do we live in a Matrix?

Morally wrong, but scientifically fascinating.

  Came across this story on environmentalgraffiti.com. Seems that in the 1920′s, Russian scientist Sergei Brukhonenko created a device called the “autojector” that he was able to use to keep a head alive without the presence of a body. In this case, the head of a dog. Now, I’m not saying this is a morally […]

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