Imagineering: Hiding in the Past

Hi all. A very recent post stated my intent to explore the notion of abandoned space-borne structures. Abandonment in general is a beautiful and melancholy place to find oneself in sometimes. Anyone who likes to explore lost and lonely places would no doubt be aware of a keen and poignant sense of displacement, coupled with […]

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Exploring Titan: a Channel Update

My tiny little channel lives! I’m almost at 200 subscribers. UPDATE: 3rd APRIL 2018 200 Subscribers! Back to the post. That is peanuts, but it tells me this channel is definitely trending on an upward trajectory. My most recent video “A Brief History of Astrobiology” is doing well (hint, check it out!) Watch it for […]

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An Accidental Ecosystem in Space

Imagine this. It’s the distant future. Space travellers have discovered a huge structure in deep space. Let’s assume the travellers aren’t human. These beings have stumbled upon the greatest discovery in their history. A vast megastructure, hundreds of kilometres long, it’s a huge cylinder spinning slowly across interstellar space. The structure is a riotous collection […]

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Hacked: the human edition

Originally posted on The Biochemist Blog:
By Natalie Hamer, Newcastle University In today’s western society, almost every individual owns a piece of technology. Be that a mobile phone, a tablet or a computer; technology has become so integrated into our lives that we use it daily to complete simple tasks such as communicating, banking and even…

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2018: Onward! A thank you

Happy New Year! 2018 lies before me, and I can’t sleep. What do you do when you can’t sleep? You write a blog post. The last hour has been a blur, as I’ve tweeted, posted, video’ed, recorded and generally spread new year cheer across the social media sphere (or my own tiny little corner of […]

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16 Psyche

My newest video features the bizarre metal asteroid 16 Psyche. This improbable chunk of iron and nickel may one day be mined, yielding metals worth over 10000 quadrillion dollars! No, that figure doesn’t seem real to me either. Here is the transcript for said episode. I had some fun experimenting with effects for this episode, […]

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Making videos on your phone. 

A few months ago I was watching a YouTube video which steered me towards the topic of this post. I am a (very small time) youtuber myself, and spend a lot of time looking for ways to tweak my content and make it more polished. The YouTube video mentioned above was made using screen capture […]

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