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A video compilation of Nasa's Curiosity Rover Mission to Mars this August A video compilation of Nasa's Curiosity Rover Mission to Mars this August
By Salar Golestanian @ 30 Jul 2012 :: Article Rating
Nasa's $2.5bn Curiosity rover mission to the surface of the Red Planet is on Monday 6 August whilst most of the world's attention is on the London Olympics the mobile Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) should bring about a revolution in our understanding of the geological history of the planet... provided it can land safely.
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Higgs Boson or "The God Particle" The last piece of the Standard Model "Discussed - Part 1 HD Higgs Boson or "The God Particle" The last piece of the Standard Model "Discussed - Part 1 HD
By Salar Golestanian @ 23 Jul 2012 :: Article Rating
This is the part one of the series of episodes in Salaro TV.  In episode 03 we are discussing the possible sighting at the famous Higgs Boson that is also sometimes called the God Particle. In this part 1 we analyse the recent annoucement at CERN that, at least, a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson had been found. I want to highlight that the physicists at CERN weren't using microscopes or similar tools to view the Higgs boson directly; they were looking at the energy signatures of other particles created.  CERN researchers used those signatures, along with particle physics Standard theory, to claim the discovery of the Higgs boson.
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100 years old doubt is gaining momentum - Neutrinos clocked faster than light 100 years old doubt is gaining momentum - Neutrinos clocked faster than light
By Salar Golestanian @ 23 Sep 2011 :: Article Rating
It was only a couple of days ago when I talked about universal laws of physics may not be uniform across time and space. Now it seems that we don't have to travel too far and proof is only a few hundred miles in central Europe. The Physics shocker talked about in the last few hours is that Neutrinos are clocked faster than light itself.
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Laws of physics may change across the universe and across time Laws of physics may change across the universe and across time
By Salar Golestanian @ 21 Sep 2011 :: Article Rating
For years I have been meaning to finish my paper that I started to write some 30 years ago. But year on year I move further and further away from Physics bringing up children. However, finally there seems to be some new evidence supporting my thoughts then when I was studying physics at Uni. There is an idea that we live in an area of the universe that is "just right" for our existence. The controversial finding comes from an observation that one of the constants of nature appears to be different in different parts of the cosmos Today. My big question is what about in the past?
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Explore the Solar System with NASA's 'Eyes on the Solar System' Explore the Solar System with NASA's 'Eyes on the Solar System'
By Salar Golestanian @ 13 Sep 2011 :: Article Rating
"Eyes on the Solar System" is a 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data. I have a 5 years old son and when I showed this to him - It was difficult to end the demo and it was well passed his bed time by the time he went to sleep. With this one can explore the cosmos from their computer. Hop on an asteroid. Fly with NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft. See the entire solar system moving in real time. It's up to you. You control space and time.
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Light from supernova of dying star 21m light years away may be visible with my Telescope tonight Light from supernova of dying star 21m light years away may be visible with my Telescope tonight
By Salar Golestanian @ 08 Sep 2011 :: Article Rating
Tonight, I am going to look forward to watch with my little telescope an exploding star in a galaxy far from Earth should be visible from roof window soon after twilight this evening. Amateur astronomers around UK will be able to observe the flicker of light from its violent death throes through a good pair of binoculars or a telescope, if clear skies permitting. Earlier family had a good look at moon with around 400 magnification and it was crystal clear view. So I am hoping that I can locate the supernova in the next few hours.
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Berkeley Scientists Discover Supernova Exploding star to be visible from Earth with a basic telescope within a fortnight. Berkeley Scientists Discover Supernova Exploding star to be visible from Earth with a basic telescope within a fortnight.
By Salar Golestanian @ 30 Aug 2011 :: Article Rating
I am glad I bought a home telescope couple of weeks ago. I am excited that if we have clear sky, in the next few weeks, then we should be able to take a glimpse of this event. New Supernova Type Ia supernova PTF 11kly, is the youngest ever detected, is seen above over three successive nights. The image shows slow build up and the light reaching earth is increasing by the minute.
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Google Taking Street View To Depths Of Amazon & may be soon on Valleys of Moon, Mars and beyond Google Taking Street View To Depths Of Amazon & may be soon on Valleys of Moon, Mars and beyond
By Salar Golestanian @ 20 Aug 2011 :: Article Rating
Google Taking Street View To The Depths Of The Amazon - this gave me an idea that it is probably only natural to predict that at some point in the future we are going to see this kind of devices roaming the surface of Mars and Jupiter and near planets. However, the main question come to mind is ‘when will it happen’?
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Book your Space Holiday: Russian Hotel Ready For Guests by 2016 Book your Space Holiday: Russian Hotel Ready For Guests by 2016
By Salar Golestanian @ 18 Aug 2011 :: Article Rating
Space sightseeing is going to happen a lot sooner that Sci-Fi books predict. In fact, if you have an extra £700,000 GBP around which is the price of a typical 3 bedroom property in London then in five years from now you could be one of the first off-world voyagers to stay for up to five days in this amazing orbiting hotel built by Orbital Technologies.
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Lee Smolin perspective on 'PHASE SPACE' - The Trouble with Physics Lee Smolin perspective on 'PHASE SPACE' - The Trouble with Physics
By Salar Golestanian @ 13 Aug 2011 :: Article Rating
Just had a quick look at this book by Lee Smolin mainly because of the quote below by Gerard 't Hooft that sum up my own reservations with a lot of 'Theories of everything that is being passed around these days. The confrontation between string theory and its critics is one of the great intellectual dramas of our age. 
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Can Life exist on Mars? The idea has been given new life with new Nasa Images Can Life exist on Mars? The idea has been given new life with new Nasa Images
By Salar Golestanian @ 07 Aug 2011 :: Article Rating
I was intrigued the other day by BBC news that they have found evidence of existence of water on Mars. The appearance of what scientists believe is flowing salt water on Mars has reignited speculation about alien life. These high-resolution images sent from NASA's orbiter show what appear to be marks left by water flowing down from Mars' rocky slopes, and a report on the findings published in the latest issue of the journal Science.
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Was Time and Space looked the same some 13.7 billion years ago? Was Time and Space looked the same some 13.7 billion years ago?
By Salar Golestanian @ 01 Aug 2011 :: Article Rating
Today as I was doing some weekly Sunday Shopping in my local town, I randomly passed by the local camera shop and my son very excitedly pointe at this telescope. His Birthday was a few months ago and Christmas is long way away. But I thought I should capture the moment and purchase his Christmas present today. I ordered it and it should arrive next week.
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Sadly the NASA's last space shuttle blasted into history for the last tim Sadly the NASA's last space shuttle blasted into history for the last tim
By Salar Golestanian @ 09 Jul 2011 :: Article Rating
Atlantis launch on Friday morning was the last of NASA’s space shuttle flights. The event marks the end of a 30 year program that has put nearly 800 people in orbit, but I hope that it is not the end of space exploration in the United States. Companies have been engaging in a private sector space race alongside and in partnership with NASA for quite some time.
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Intel's 3D tech redefines the transistor - Allowing us to Sustain Moore's Law Intel's 3D tech redefines the transistor - Allowing us to Sustain Moore's Law
By Salar Golestanian @ 05 May 2011 :: Article Rating
I recently discussed "Is Moore's Law dead? What happens if CPU speed does not keep up with our demands?" in my blog. Where doubling the number of transistors on a silicon device every two years was no longer possible. This is because the 22-nanometer limit in semiconductor substrate could not be reduced with current Transistor Technology. However, with Transistors entering the third dimension, this limit is no longer relevant as we can carry on doubling the number of transistors on a silicon device every two years in the third dimension. This is revealed in the latest news release by Intel.
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Have they found the God Particle at the Swiss "Large Hadron Collider"? Have they found the God Particle at the Swiss "Large Hadron Collider"?
By Salar Golestanian @ 24 Apr 2011 :: Article Rating
A leaked document according to Daily Telergraph contains unconfirmed reports that one of the detectors at the Large Hardon Collider at CERN near Geneva had picked up signals that could be the long sought after particle called 'Higgs Boson'. Last week we saw at Fermi lab the experiment that contradicted the existence of Higgs Boson I reported here
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So what has happened to the Grand Unified Theory? May the 'One Force' be with you! So what has happened to the Grand Unified Theory? May the 'One Force' be with you!
By Salar Golestanian @ 19 Apr 2011 :: Article Rating
Unifying gravity with the other three interactions ( the electromagnetic, weak, and strong interactions) would provide a theory of everything (TOE), rather than a GUT Grand Unified Theory. GUTs are often seen as an intermediate step towards a TOE. And now suddenly on April 6th, Mystery signal at Fermilab hints at 'technicolour' force. Last week at Tevatron collider scientists spotted evidence of new particles that might point to a previously unidentified force of nature or yet another force.
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First Galaxies Were Born Much Earlier Than Expected - is Big Bang in Trouble? First Galaxies Were Born Much Earlier Than Expected - is Big Bang in Trouble?
By Salar Golestanian @ 13 Apr 2011 :: Article Rating
Today the top science story is the new finding by Hubble that using the amplifying power of a cosmic gravitational lens, astronomers have discovered a distant galaxy whose stars were born unexpectedly early in cosmic history. This result sheds new light on the formation of the first galaxies, as well as on the early evolution of the Universe.
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Falcon Heavy opens up new possibilities with twice more lift than anything before Falcon Heavy opens up new possibilities with twice more lift than anything before
By Salar Golestanian @ 10 Apr 2011 :: Article Rating
Elon Musk, CEO and chief rocket designer of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) last week unveiled the dramatic final specifications and launch date for the Falcon Heavy, the world's largest rocket that will carry more payload to orbit or escape velocity than any vehicle in history, apart from the Saturn V moon rocket, which was decommissioned after the Apollo program. This opens a new world of capability for both government and commercial space missions,” Musk told a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
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Hubble Telescope & Chandra X-ray Observatory team up to witness a star torn apart by a black hole Hubble Telescope & Chandra X-ray Observatory team up to witness a star torn apart by a black hole
By Salar Golestanian @ 07 Apr 2011 :: Article Rating
Hubble Telescope & Chandra X-ray Observatory team up to observe GRB 110328A blast. On March 28, 2011, NASA’s Swift satellite caught a flash of high-energy X-rays pouring in from deep space. Swift is designed to do this, and since its launch in 2004 has seen hundreds of such things, usually caused by stars exploding at the ends of their lives, but this time it didn’t see a star exploding as a supernova, it saw a star literally getting torn apart as it fell too close to a black hole!
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NASA's Glory Launch Set for March 4 NASA's Glory Launch Set for March 4
By Salar Golestanian @ 01 Mar 2011 :: Article Rating
NASA's Glory spacecraft is scheduled for launch on Friday, March 4. with all the issues from the last attempted launch have been resolved. The liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is targeted for 5:09:43 a.m. EST. Coverage of the countdown on the Glory launch blog and on NASA TV will begin on launch day at 3:30.
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Discovery arrives at space station for final time Discovery arrives at space station for final time
By Salar Golestanian @ 26 Feb 2011 :: Article Rating
Discovery and the STS-133 astronauts arrived at the International Space Station Saturday afternoon, bringing a logistics module and Robonaut 2. The mission's first spacewalk is set for Monday. It's not science fiction. A humanoid robot is headed to space on the shuttle Discovery. Additionally, fascinating research and technology is also aboard with 5 investigations for the crew to perform and 24 studies with hardware or samples.
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Watch the launch of ATV-2 Johannes Kepler live Watch the launch of ATV-2 Johannes Kepler live
By Salar Golestanian @ 15 Feb 2011 :: Article Rating
ESA’s second Automated Transfer Vehicle will be launched on today. Watch it here live. This flight is representing the third of five back-to-back launches to the International Space Station in a 2-month period, the European Space Agency stands ready to the launch the ATV-2 (Automated Transfer Vehicle 2) spacecraft on a multi-month mission to deliver thousands of pounds of supplies to the leading orbital outpost. The mission will also hold the distinction of being flown to orbit on the 200th Ariane rocket launch, the 56th launch for the workhorse Ariane 5 variant. Nasaspaceflight.com has great pages for the details of this mission.
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Volunteers in "Mars 500" Project begin virtual Mars 'space walk' Volunteers in "Mars 500" Project begin virtual Mars 'space walk'
By Salar Golestanian @ 14 Feb 2011 :: Article Rating
Members of the Mars 500 crew wave before being locked into the isolation facility in Moscow in June 2010. Two volunteers from Italy and Russia will step onto a sandy mock-up of the Martian surface at around 1:00 pm (1000 GMT) after a gruelling eight-month journey -- all without ever leaving a Moscow research center.
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HealthCare Innovation Expo 2011 is showing some great Medical Advances in Virtual Worlds HealthCare Innovation Expo 2011 is showing some great Medical Advances in Virtual Worlds
By Salar Golestanian @ 04 Feb 2011 :: Article Rating
Healthcare Innovation Expo 2011 is the premier event for health and social care commissioners and providers. With over 150 seminars, 100 speakers and 250 exhibitors all featuring high impact innovations is showing some great examples in Virtual World. Imperial Collage London will show great use of Virtual Worlds in Healthcare on 9-10 March 2011.
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Two of Today's Futuristic Medical Technologies Two of Today's Futuristic Medical Technologies
By Salar Golestanian @ 26 Jan 2011 :: Article Rating
This site is built with the founding idea that Science Fiction of yesterday becomes the technology of today. We have another two example now with ReWalk both develops and markets walk restoration devices for people with lower limb disabilities, Including paralysis. And another another amazing tool for peaple with hearing loss with "The CapTel 800i" that provides real-time, word-for-word captions of what is said over the phone on a bright screen built into the phone.
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Science Channel and Ridley Scott are working on episodes of “Prophets of Science Fiction” Science Channel and Ridley Scott are working on episodes of “Prophets of Science Fiction”
By Salar Golestanian @ 12 Jan 2011 :: Article Rating
Science Channel and Ridley Scott are working on eight episodes of “Prophets of Science Fiction” which will present the greats of science fiction who conceived of technologies decades before their time. From the press release:
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Fulfilling destiny, yesterday's Sci-Fi, today's commercial products. Fulfilling destiny, yesterday's Sci-Fi, today's commercial products.
By Salar Golestanian @ 02 Jan 2011 :: Article Rating
With a new year just starting, it is a good time to list some of my favourite products that were only ideas at some point in the past and now they have come true. Here is a list to name a few, Submarine, iPad, iPhone or Laser Guns, where all of these were Science Fiction that has turned out to be accurate predictions. In the next decade there are going to be more Sci-Fi turning Practical Science. This Blog first appeared at Salar Golestanian Blogs.
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Did someone say Moore's Law is dead? New chip making PCs 20 times faster! Did someone say Moore's Law is dead? New chip making PCs 20 times faster!
By Salar Golestanian @ 29 Dec 2010 :: Article Rating
Scottish scientists have built a 1,000-core processor, claiming that this chip could make desktop computers 20 times faster. For example, currently the fastest pc runs an Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition which is about 6 core.  However, Dr Wim Vanderbauwhede and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Lowell have created a processor which effectively contains more than a thousand cores on a single chip. Original Post in Salar Golestanian Blogs.
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Is Moore's Law dead? What happens if CPU speed does not keep up with our demands? Is Moore's Law dead? What happens if CPU speed does not keep up with our demands?
By Salar Golestanian @ 17 Dec 2010 :: Article Rating
A few months ago Gordon Moore stated that More Law is dead. It is nearly 40 years since the publication of his law which states the transistor density on integrated circuits double about every two years. This is quite obvious as at one point one will find we cannot build a transistor with just a small number of atoms.
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Very clever Quick, easy, 3D model from 2D flickr images of a building Very clever Quick, easy, 3D model from 2D flickr images of a building
By Salar Golestanian @ 07 Dec 2010 :: Article Rating
A group of researchers from the University of North Carolina and the Swiss university ETH-Zurich have teamed up to develop a system for creating 3D models of famous landmarks using photos from photo sharing websites like Flickr.  Original post at Salar Golestanian Blogs
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Google is doing its bit to save the planet. So what is Google Earth Engine? Google is doing its bit to save the planet. So what is Google Earth Engine?
By Salar Golestanian @ 04 Dec 2010 :: Article Rating
Google.org is the philanthropic arm of Google, and this week it has blogged about its shiny new tool at the COP 16 climate conference in Cancun. It is a database that will help scientists and conservationists track and analyse changes in Earth's environment, and hopefully slow deforestation as well as any new forestation projects going on around the globe.Original post at Salar Golestanian Blogs
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Early universe recreated in Large Hadron Collider was superhot liquid Early universe recreated in Large Hadron Collider was superhot liquid
By Salar Golestanian @ 29 Nov 2010 :: Article Rating
Having a lot of interest for Space Physics, and therefore I try hard to follow what is happening at LHC and simplifying the language used in the communications coming out of LHC is a great help to me so I like to share them. The LHC is the world's biggest ever physics experiment, and by studying conditions close to those just after the big bang, it could solve some of science's deepest mysteries. Original post at Salar Golestanian Blogs
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The big physics-y news story of the moment is the trapping of antihydrogen The big physics-y news story of the moment is the trapping of antihydrogen
By Salar Golestanian @ 26 Nov 2010 :: Article Rating
Antimatter was first predicted1 in 1931, by Dirac. Ever since then there has been 100s of Science Fiction books and Movies made with this concept at its heart. StarTrek Enterprise Engine run with Antimatter. In reality the work with high-energy antiparticles is now commonplace, and anti-electrons are used regularly in the medical technique of positron emission tomography scanning. Original post at Salar Golestanian Blogs
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Houdini fly inflates head to break walls Houdini fly inflates head to break walls
By Salar Golestanian @ 24 Nov 2010 :: Article Rating
World of insects are truly fascination. Watch a fly inflate its head to break through a wall and escape. This is just a great article by one of my favourite magazine New Scientist. read it before it disappears by end of the months. Original post at Salar Golestanian Blogs
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These are various short and long News Articles, Reviews and Blogs by Salar Golestanian and employees of SalarO.com as well as contributors of Scifiwood.com. The subject matter are mixed topics with Pure Science to Science Fiction as well as general topics on Web Trends, Technology, Software Engineering genre, or whatever subject that can affect the convergence of today's technology with Science Fiction in any shape or form.  These Blogs and Reviews don't have commercial or corporate aspiration, so they are indeed completely independent views. Some of these entries may be short and just link you to the actual news or site that can expand further on the subject of interest.  In Phase II we plan to incorporate some Social Networking applications within the portal.