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September 24, 2010

Sci-Fi Science – Galactic Colonization

Today on Discovery Enterprise we present the second episode of the second season of Dr. Michio Kaku’s renowned and highly acclaimed documentary series “Sci Fi Science” and explore the exciting possibility of creating a galactic civilization.


In this exciting episode of Sci Fi Science, Dr. Michio Kaku comes up with some very intriguing plans for expanding humanity’s presence throughout the Milky Way Galaxy.

Sci-Fi Science Physics of the Impossible -Galactic Colonization

http://www.megavideo.com/v/9MAVHZHP846e3dd572aa8cba4294ff296d84121a

September 23, 2010

Sci-Fi Science – Earth 2.0

Filed under: Alex Michael Bonnici,Dr. Michio Kaku,Sci Fi Science,Terraforming — ralphbuttigieg @ 7:05 am

Today on Discovery Enterprise we present the first second season episode of Dr. Michio Kaku’s Sci Fi Science and explore the exciting possibility of Terraforming the planet Mars.


In this first instalment of the second season of Sci Fi Science, Dr. Michio Kaku comes up with plans for the construction of Earth 2.0 (a second Earth) through the process of terraforming.

Terraforming (literally, “Earth-forming”) of a planet, moon, or other body is the hypothetical process of deliberately modifying its atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology to be similar to those of Earth to make it habitable by humans an other terrestrial organisms.

Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible – Earth 2.0

http://www.megavideo.com/v/RPU2WG6W88b94d93309c872a3442c6d8db6e37b5

September 22, 2010

Only Two Men

Filed under: Uncategorized — ralphbuttigieg @ 4:09 pm


Only Two Men12 men have walked on the lunar surface. But only two have descended to the ocean’s deepest point. Shown here are Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard on their January 23, 1960 mission to the bottom of the Marianas Trench in the western Pacific. The temperature outside sat at freezing. The light was lost at around 500 feet, some seven miles above them and the pressure on the capsule in which there were riding was 354 million pounds. They exceeded the capability by more than 12 times the rated max depth of the most advanced 21st century military submarine.

Modern Marvels: Ancient Discoveries

Filed under: Alex Michael Bonnici,ancient technology,Modern Marvels — ralphbuttigieg @ 7:05 am

Today on Discovery Enterprise we continue our retrospective of past technologies. But, instead of taking a trip through time of just mere decades, our time odyssey will take us back more than two thousand years. And in the course of this temporal voyage we will examine the ancient antecedents of many technologies that many would consider modern.


Today’s video feature Modern Marvels: Ancient Discoveries, explores the question – Is it possible the ancients were so technologically advanced that they successfully designed the template for today’s computers, planes, trains, automobiles and other engineering marvels?

We will first examine a mysterious device that still baffles many of today’s experts – the Antikythera mechanism.

The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient mechanical computer designed to calculate astronomical positions. It was recovered in 1900 from the Antikythera wreck, but its complexity and significance were not understood until decades later. It is now thought to have been built about 150–100 BCE. The degree of mechanical sophistication is comparable to late medieval Swiss watch making. Technological artefacts of similar complexity and workmanship did not reappear until the 14th century, when mechanical astronomical clocks appeared in Europe.

Modern Marvels: Ancient Discoveries will also explore the forerunners of today’s modern rail service, super ships and flame throwers.

Modern Marvels: Ancient Discoveries

http://www.youtube.com/p/9587A966D2658074?hl=en_US&fs=1


September 21, 2010

The Unexpected Human Future

Filed under: Atlantica Expeditions,Dennis Chamberland — ralphbuttigieg @ 6:54 pm


The Unexpected Human FutureThe future of humanity is not what we have come to know with our limited understanding of what we think of as reality. This generation is about to step out permanently into frontiers that were until now the fuzzy domain of science fiction writers and dreamers. But not much longer now and we will burst through barries in quick succession that will define a new reality of human thought, enterprise and human dominion.

The Future of the Milky Way

Filed under: Alex Michael Bonnici,Astronomy,The Milky Way Galaxy — ralphbuttigieg @ 7:05 am

Today on Discovery Enterprise we explore the future fate of our home galaxy – The Milky Way.


The Milky Way Galaxy, commonly referred to as just the Milky Way, or sometimes simply as the Galaxy, is the galaxy in which the Solar System is located. The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy that is part of the Local Group of galaxies. It is one of billions of galaxies in the observable universe. Its name is a translation of the Latin Via Lactea, referring to the pale band of light formed by stars in the galactic plane as seen from Earth.

Enjoy this Discovery Channel Documentary about the past, present and the future of our galaxy.

The Future Of The Milky Way

http://www.youtube.com/p/FD018026DE9E6AB4?fs=1&ap=%2526fmt%3D22&hd=1

September 20, 2010

ATLANTICA EXPEDITIONS VIDEO PODCAST CATALOGUE

Filed under: Atlantica Expeditions,Dennis Chamberland — ralphbuttigieg @ 6:29 pm


ATLANTICA EXPEDITIONS VIDEO PODCAST CATALOGUEThe Atlantica Expeditions will be producing weekly video Podcasts beginning in late September or early October. The Atlantica Expeditions podcasts can be subscribed to on Youtube or iTunes/Apple Store. All of these will be available as a link from our Atlantica Expeditions website (UnderseaColony.com), Facebook link or on all our Blogs – Discovery Enterprise, QuantumLimit.com or Undersea Colonies.

Here is the upcoming Podcast catalogue:

Moonpools, Oxygen , CO2, Oxygen and CO2, Transfer Cases, Food and Making Dinner, The Undersea Bathroom, Lights, Power, Excursions, Sleeping, Communications, Communicating In the Water, Undersea Weather, Day and Night, Sleeping Underwater, The Bends, Sharks and Dangerous FIsh, Territorial Fish, A Paperless Society, Resource Recovery, Exercising Undersea, What To Do With The Trash?, Habitat Air Conditioning, The Microscopic World.

Bringing the Pets Along to Live Undersea

Filed under: Atlantica Expeditions,Dennis Chamberland — ralphbuttigieg @ 5:31 pm

Undersea PetsWhen mankind enters the undersea world to stay permanently, he will not go alone! As a a matter of fact, when the Chamberland family (Dennis and Claudia) go to spend a record 90 days in 2012, we will be bringing along our cat, Snickers, to spend the 90 days with us. And how will we get her down? Well – I am building her very own cat submarine. But – just in case you think that’s quite novel – it is not a first! Check this video out and see not only an underwater cat in SCUBA, but an undersea dog as well!
http://www.youtube.com/v/SN1VcgRrEM8?fs=1&hl=en_US

Modern Marvels: 90’s Tech

Filed under: Alex Michael Bonnici,History of Science,Modern Marvels,Technology — ralphbuttigieg @ 7:05 am

Today on Discovery Enterprise we travel back to the last decade of the Twentieth Century for a retrospective look at the beginnings of the trendy technologies that have defined that epoch and has shaped ours.


Modern Marvels: 90s Tech will take you way back to the end of the Twentieth Century and the beginning of today’s trendy technologies. From DVDs to TIVO to GPS, we’ll see how the gadgets we can’t live without all started in the 1990s.

Modern Marvels: 90’s Tech

http://www.youtube.com/p/9247C7D63D41D12F?hl=en_US&fs=1

September 19, 2010

The Universe – Total Eclipse

Copyright David A. Hardy

Today on Discovery Enterprise we present episode seven of the fifth season of the History Channel’s outstanding documentary series – The Universe.


In this instalment we look examine an astronomical phenomenon that has inspired awe and wonder throughout the ages – The Total Solar Eclipse.

Once they were dreaded and thought to be dragons eating the sun but, modern science has dispelled mythology and we now look forward to total Solar Eclipses as one of the most spectacular phenomena in the heavens.

A look at the movements of the Earth, the sun and the moon during solar and lunar eclipses; how humans, if alone in the universe, may be the only intelligent creatures to witness these events; and how astronomers discover planets in other star systems that partially eclipse their stars.


The Universe – Total Eclipse

http://www.megavideo.com/v/I7CKQOX6dd36a8025175c25b37f1c6607850803f

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