The fundamental nature of reality, specifically the idea that there is no objective reality; rather, it is virtual, due to a couple key elements: 1. The seat of our consciousness being separate from the body, and 2. The fundamental substrate of reality being digital. Jim Elvidge will be discussing his theory of digital consciousness and […]
EVER wanted to apply to Star Fleet Academy? In space, bunions won’t make you scream … Humour aside, it’s about to become real. President Donald Trump has declared he wants a new “Space Force” alongside his army, navy and air forces as the battle for world dominance moves overhead. Trump has just told a gathering […]
The projects will involve Russian and Chinese scientific and industrial bodies and companies, Roscosmos said in a statement on Saturday. Roscosmos and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) also signed an agreement of intent on cooperation over moon and deep space research, at the International Space Exploration Forum (ISEF) in Tokyo. The countries will also […]
When someone says they plan to “break the vacuum,” this probably means they’re a parent about to attempt to clean a room normally occupied by a teenager … unless they’re a laser physicist. Then it means they’re getting ready to use a laser to rip a hole in empty space and pull out the matter/antimatter […]
In everyday life we look and touch things to find out what they are made of. A powerful scientific technique does the same using lasers – and in two years’ time it will fly in space for the first time. A researcher working with ESA has been investigating how lasers might be used in future […]
From eclipses to comets and auroras, there were plenty of amazing celestial sights for skywatchers to catch this year. Check out some of the best photos taken by Space.com readers in 2017 in this year-end gallery.
When it comes to animals that heroically blasted off into space during the space race, names like Laika the dog or Ham the chimpanzee are probably the first that come to mind. But one spacefaring feline who helped to pave the way for humans to go to space has gone largely unrecognized, and a new […]
The government of Australia announced Sept. 25 that it plans to formally establish a national space agency, a milestone sought for decades by the country’s space industry and other space advocates. Sen. Simon Birmingham, the Minister of Education for the government of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, formally announced plans to establish the agency in a […]