Iain Banks

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Name: Iain Banks
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Could We Ever Build an Artificial World?

In our cosmic megastructures series, PM explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in constructing gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today: the Death Star and replica planets.An artificial planet concept.Steve Bowers/Orion's ... [Published Popular Mechanics - Jul 28 2014]
Entities: Steel, Star Wars, Replica
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

23:10 The science and art of whisky making

The men from Glenfiddich taste their 50-year-old whisky. Photograph: John Paul/PR ... drinking whisky is never about just drinking whisky; we're social creatures and we tend to drink in a social context... Even if we rsesort to drinking alone, we drink ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Stirling, University of

Overall ranking: 45th out of 124 in the Complete University Guide 2015.History: The only wholly new university in Scotland, built in 1967.Address: A green field site on the fringe of Stirling, two miles from the city centre. Two other campuses: one in ... [Published The Independent - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Did you know the man behind Hodor loves House, Iain Banks and philosophy?

Winter is coming to Dundee University a little earlier than expected this year.Its arrival will be heralded by the sound of House music, as Game of Thrones actor Kristian Nairn (also known as the bi-syllabic stable hand 'Hodor') will be performing a DJ ... [Published Stv.tv - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Childless and happy: The new tribe of women?

You've bonded with a new acquaintance over books and films and nightmare bosses. Then she leans forward and asks: "Do you have children?" You compose your expression. Try not to rush the answer or sound brusque. "No, I don't actually." Then you smile ... [Published Irish Independent - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

The play is the thing

If Pindar, Ancient Greek lyric poet from Thebes, were alive today, he may, for a day job, work as chief sloganeer for an advertising agency. “Become what you are,” he wrote in a Victory Ode in the 5th century BC, long before Nike brainstormed over what ... [Published Hindu Business Line - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Terminator-style 'Judgement Day' could be reality if we keep developing A.I., warns Manchester tech expert

The advancements made in artificial intelligence over the past month could mean robots become the norm in our lives sooner than some people might think.And anyone who’s seen The Terminator or I, Robot might want a few questions answering about what the ... [Published Mancunian Matters - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 20 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

Get SFX Issue One On Zinio Or Your Apple Device!

See where SFX  began back in 1995 by downloading our very first issue!The universe of early 1995 was a very different place to the one we live in now. While  The X-Files  and  Star Trek were jostling for world domination,  Doctor Who  was in limbo,  Buffy ... [Published SFX - Jun 20 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 16 2014 - 1 reports

June Pieces Of My Mind #1 [Aardvarchaeology]

Core po-mo science studies professor says roughly “You don’t get to choose your own reality and laypeople don’t know better than scientific consensus about factual issues.”Rode a Bombardier CRJ 900 from Copenhagen to Warsaw and then the competing model ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jun 16 2014]
First reported Jun 12 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 2 reports

Noted for Your Lunchtime Procrastination for June 12, 2014

Over at Equitable Growth--The EquitablogMorning Must-Read: David Wessel: First Half 2014 Real GDP Growth at an 0.8%/Year PaceMorning Must-Read: Noah Smith: Japan's Abe Is the World's Best Leader|Washington Center for Equitable GrowthMorning Must-Read: ... [Published Brad DeLong - Jun 12 2014]
First reported May 22 2014 - Updated May 22 2014 - 1 reports

This Day in Blogging History: Iain Banks doesn't write sf for the money; T-Minus: graphic history of the space race; Yummy lo-carb cicadas

One year ago today Iain Banks doesn't write sf for the money: I think a lot of people have assumed that the SF was the trashy but high-selling stuff I had to churn out in order to keep a roof over my head while I wrote the important, serious, non-genre ... [Published Boing Boing - May 22 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 2 reports

Weekend Reading: Annalee Newitz: The io9 Manifesto: Science Is Political: A Better Tomorrow Today!

Annalee Newitz:The io9 Manifesto: Science Is Political: "io9 started out in 2007 as the germ of an idea for a site about futurism......with a name that was a joke about brain implants. Six and a half years later, we've grown in size--but we've also grown ... [Published Brad DeLong - Apr 19 2014]

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Could We Ever Build an Artificial World? [Published Popular Mechanics - Jul 28 2014]
23:10 The science and art of whisky making [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 25 2014]
Stirling, University of [Published The Independent - Jul 25 2014]
Did you know the man behind Hodor loves House, ... [Published Stv.tv - Jul 18 2014]
General Electric: Changing Its Massive Momentum [Published Seeking Alpha - Jul 16 2014]
Newspapers and magazines - consciously uncoupling? [Published Media Tel - Jul 15 2014]
Childless and happy: The new tribe of women? [Published Irish Independent - Jul 10 2014]
My Herne Bay: Andy Prince of the Science Fictio... [Published Canterbury Times - Jul 03 2014]
Larry Niven's Ringworld and Known Space Stories [Published Kirkus Reviews - Jun 28 2014]
The play is the thing [Published Hindu Business Line - Jun 27 2014]
Is Ann Leckie the Next Big Thing in Science Fic... [Published River Front Times - Jun 25 2014]
Terminator-style 'Judgement Day' could be reali... [Published Mancunian Matters - Jun 24 2014]
Get SFX Issue One On Zinio Or Your Apple Device! [Published SFX - Jun 20 2014]
June Pieces Of My Mind #1 [Aardvarchaeology] [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jun 16 2014]
There, where you are, the music never dies [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Jun 14 2014]
Noted for Your Lunchtime Procrastination for Ju... [Published Brad DeLong - Jun 12 2014]
Noted for Your Lunchtiime Procrastination for J... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Jun 12 2014]
This Day in Blogging History: Iain Banks doesn'... [Published Boing Boing - May 22 2014]
BDS Movement: Barbarians Inside the Gates - Par... [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - May 08 2014]
OH HUGO GERNSBACK NO [Published Obsidian Wings - May 05 2014]
Why gaming needs its Game of Thrones moment [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 01 2014]
Weekend Reading: Annalee Newitz: The io9 Manife... [Published Brad DeLong - Apr 19 2014]
Weekend Reading: Annalee Newitz: The io9 Manife... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Apr 19 2014]
You’re Not Reading Enough Japanese Comic Books:... [Published Crooked Timber - Apr 07 2014]
Stewart Brand and his library for the ages [Published Wired: Beyond the Beyond - Mar 05 2014]
Iain Banks poetry collection to be published in... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Feb 21 2014]
Notable Deaths of 2013 [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Jan 18 2014]
The 2013 review of the year [Published Telegraph - Dec 27 2013]
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June Pieces Of My Mind #1 [Aardvarchaeology] [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jun 16 2014]
Core po-mo science studies professor says roughly “You don’t get to choose your own reality and laypeople don’t know better than scientific consensus about factual issues.”Rode a Bombardier CRJ 900 from Copenhagen to Warsaw and then the competing model ...
Noted for Your Lunchtime Procrastination for Ju... [Published Brad DeLong - Jun 12 2014]
Over at Equitable Growth--The EquitablogMorning Must-Read: David Wessel: First Half 2014 Real GDP Growth at an 0.8%/Year PaceMorning Must-Read: Noah Smith: Japan's Abe Is the World's Best Leader|Washington Center for Equitable GrowthMorning Must-Read: ...
Noted for Your Lunchtiime Procrastination for J... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Jun 12 2014]
Over at Equitable Growth -- The Equitablog Morning Must-Read: David Wessel: First Half 2014 Real GDP Growth at an 0.8%/Year Pace Morning Must-Read: Noah Smith: Japan's Abe Is the World's Best Leader |Washington Center for Equitable Growth Morning ...
This Day in Blogging History: Iain Banks doesn'... [Published Boing Boing - May 22 2014]
One year ago today Iain Banks doesn't write sf for the money: I think a lot of people have assumed that the SF was the trashy but high-selling stuff I had to churn out in order to keep a roof over my head while I wrote the important, serious, non-genre ...
BDS Movement: Barbarians Inside the Gates - Par... [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - May 08 2014]
br />!--[if gte mso 9]><![endif]-->     In this mailing: Denis MacEoin: BDS Movement: Barbarians Inside the Gates - Part II Malcolm Lowe: How the European Union Tries to Duplicate the United States, but Fails BDSMovement: ...
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