Scientists have a plan to seed life throughout the universe

Scientists have a plan to seed life throughout the universe

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today we have the power to create new species of animals never previously thought possible and at some point it seems inevitable that humans will start seeding new life across the universe.   In the past six months’ scientists have created alien life forms unlike...

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NASA’s possible-impossible plasma engine roars into life

NASA’s possible-impossible plasma engine roars into life

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s inevitable that humanity will one day become an interstellar species and engines like these might be the ones to get us there, wherever “there” is.   Franklin Chang-Díaz bounds up a handful of stairs and looks through a porthole cut into the side of...

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Hawking uses nano sized spacecraft to kick start interstellar travel

Hawking uses nano sized spacecraft to kick start interstellar travel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Accelerating interstellar nano spacecraft to 215 million km/h might sound fun but it’s just another day in the office for these guys   Stephen Hawking is backing a project to send tiny spacecraft to another star system within a generation. The satellites would travel trillions of miles...

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