If you’ve ever watched the movie Interstellar, that final scene, at Cooper Station, happens in an O’Neill cylinder. First envisioned by a Princeton professor and his undergraduate students in 1974, it was recently popularized as our preferred way to colonize space. Jeff Bezos fully endorses that statement.
In 1974, British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking predicted that, owing to quantum effects, black holes must constantly emit a small amount of radiation, which should eventually cause them to evaporate—entirely! It turns out he was right.
The Dyson Sphere, a thrilling concept steeped in cosmic potential, fires up our imagination about the future of human capabilities. Not just a blueprint for megastructures, it also serves as a compass, guiding our exploration in the ever-elusive search for extraterrestrial civilizations.
While we may perceive Earth as technologically advanced, in the grand cosmic scale, we’re still novices. According to the Kardashev Scale, which measures a civilization’s level of technological advancement based on energy usage, Earth scores a humbling zero.
Popeye and spinach have fueled a great deal of nutritional nonsense. One thing is sure, spinach is good for you, but not as much as you first thought.