Quick episode this week…everything moves fast. I start with a new feature I am trying out, each week I will ask a couple of Star Trek trivia questions. This week I answer last week’s question and start the ball rolling once more. You don’t have to DO anything, But if you want to write your answers to me at the Beam Me Up mail box address is email@example.com
Up Next is our first story of the afternoon Clockwork episode #6 by Erin Bassett and things are getting IN TER RESTING!
From the first story, I got to an article on Earth-Sky speculating that there is such a thing as environmental evolution? And From the Beam Me Up blog:
Space X’s Dragon docks with the ISS, researchers have succeeded in taking skin cells and transforming them into beating heart tissue, I list a short list of the 2011 Nebula Awards winners and A nineteen year old college student has invented a way to take advantage of the Casimir-polder force!
Finally I play CEO a story of self discovery in the oddest of places by Ed McKeown.
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Beam Me Up episode 314 is technically the first show in the Beam Me Up fiscal year. This week I continue a series, try out a new feature and finish a multi-part story.
First I demo a new q & a about Star Trek. Each week I will ask a couple of questions to be answered the following week.
The first story is Part 8 of In Plain Sight by Jason Kahn. Our detective on New Eden continues to run head long into strangeness. This week is no exception.
From the Blog, I review David Scholes Alien Hunters, I talk about how water droplets react in micro gravities when exposed to tone generators. Very interesting to watch the video. Next, you will not believe what Kodak kept in a cellar in Rochester NY, and you have to watch this little mockumentary about the near future and most of the western world. Nasa wants to mine asteroids and so it would seem does some private companies.
Finally AC Wise Still Life story concludes this week with part three. Enjoy!
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Well, out with the old and in with the new. Episode 313 of Beam Me Up is the beginning of the seventh year of I am not sure what. It would seem it is popular though!
I open this week with a quick ditty from John Anealio called “Let Your Geek Flag fly” a cute “call to arms” for all the geeks of the world.
From there I play the first piece of fiction of the afternoon. a flash fiction, a story by J.P. Kelly that was influenced of all things by down-town LL Bean in Freeport! I kept thinking I would run it during the Christmas holidays but never got the chance. But now I read that he now is gearing up his site Free Reads and I thought what better story to remind everyone how good the site was. From there it is over to the blog with the article about a black hole that has some mind numbing features, Symphony of Science is back at it again, I play the newest compilation, “We Are Star Dust”. Earth Sky’s article this week points how different Mars really is from the Earth Forall that it seems to be like Earth. Another article from Courtney tells of scientists using space telescopes like the Spitzer have been able to resolve infra-red light from “super Earth” planets.
And finally I play part 2 of A.C. Wise’s Still Life
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wooooooooooo ever had one of those days? Yeah? Mine seem to last a week… soooooooo, what’s on tap this week? Well its episode 312 and I found a couple of entertaining stories and some very interesting articles plus a review.
Very first thing out the door I had a story with the same characters as in episode 308 Kevin Phyland’s Phobic. In this episode Kevin’s story may not be as graphic but it is every bit as thought provoking. His story this month is “Going Home” and I think you will enjoy it every bit as much as I did reading it.
Next I have a couple of articles from EarthSky.org. The articles of note this week deal with first, where is all the star building material come from? You will get a major Oh WOW when you find out not so much where as to when star making could have ceased….and speaking of star making material, how about surviving stars from just shortly after the big bang, yep, possible. From there I review the movie Cowboys and Aliens….lol don’t pass judgement now, listen to the review! From there, it’s the SuperMoon on the 5th / 6th if you are lucky tonight otherwise this is dated – I know, dont you hate that! Ron sends us in a study just starting up about pulsed fusion space engines that is very interesting! And check out hypervelocity stars. Yep 2 billion MPH now that is what I call faaaaaaaaaaast! And to get the ball rolling, Courtney wanted to remind me that this year is the last year for over 100 years in which we will be able to watch a transit of the Sun by Venus. It will be in June this year, and I will remind everyone so anyone that wants to can see it, at least we have some lead time huh?
And so on to our second story, Still Live by AC Wise will be this week’s ender. Still Life deals with the progression of tech to preserve a person’s memory. For most of the past century it was a picture. Literally a still life….. Now we have instant pictures and movies…so where will the tech progress from here. What will be the reaction of others that loved and cared for them as well. How do you consider other’s feelings for your love lost. And what of the replacement. Its more than a picture, but how much more…… I will only get about half read before the top of the hour, so more next week.
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