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REAL SCIENCE: Ticket To Ride...To Mars

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Time to get your resumes in order, gang: nonprofit organization Mars One has opened up its application process for one-way tickets to the colony they hope to set up on Mars in 2023.

Mind you, it's going to be a permanent gig for whoever they select, so you'd better like the color red and desert views.

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Cell Phone Holograms Are Almost Here

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If Star Trek gave us cell phones, Star Wars will give us holographic projections to go with them.

 

Researchers at Hewlett-Packard Labs in Palo Alto, CA are working on developing a 3D holographic display that can be viewed without glasses, from several angles, that could be used in cell phone technology.

 

I may need to get me one of them.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/mar/20/princess-leia-hologram-3d-display

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REAL SCIENCE: A Pain In The Asteroid

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While we were all so busy watching the anticipated approach of asteroid 2012 DA 14, a chunk of space rock the size of a bus slipped in under the radar and broke up in a spectacular fireball over the Ural Mountains, scaring the daylights out of hundreds of unsuspecting Russians.

 

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THE PHYSICS OF SCIENCE FICTION: Cloaking Fields and Fun With Light

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This is NOT an original Republibot production, and its appearance here in no way reflects the opinions of the Spreading the Muse, nor our own site. We're just showcasing it 'cuz it's super-cool.

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