AATIP: Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program

Another Secret Government Program: https://www.space.com/39325-us-government-ufo-program-legacy.html

I am not a great believer in this UFO stuff, although the wide-eyed adolescent in me would love there to be Aliens amongst us (as long as they’re not space Nazis)…

I did watch Unacknowledged the other day as a pulpy, late-night self-indulgent treat 🙂 There do seem to be an unexpectedly large number of senior politicians in the US saying wacky things about little grey men…

 

Blue Water Ice on Mars

https://www.wired.com/story/scientists-discover-clean-water-ice-just-below-mars-surface/

Lots of pure water ice just 1m below the surface on Mars. This would certainly be useful when setting up a colony!

Image: Ville Ericsson

“Dundas and his colleagues hypothesize that the ice originated as snow, falling in waves over millions of years.”

Taken with the previous post about the possibility of ancient Martian oceans teaming with life, it is painful to think about the planet dying—eons of increasingly severe winters; organisms freezing and desiccating as seas became ice; millions of years of snow; the Martian atmosphere condensing, freezing and precipitating, settling in drifts hundreds of meters thick blanketing the planet…

Swarming Assassins


Truly terrifying!

The Terminators—when they come—will not be chromium plated, strutting androids, they will be disposable, mass-produced plastic crap…


 

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/nov/13/ban-on-killer-robots-urgently-needed-say-scientists

“The short, disturbing film is the latest attempt by campaigners and concerned scientists to highlight the dangers of developing autonomous weapons that can find, track and fire on targets without human supervision. They warn that a preemptive ban on the technology is urgently needed to prevent terrible new weapons of mass destruction.”

“The technology illustrated in the film is simply an integration of existing capabilities. It is not science fiction. In fact, it is easier to achieve than self-driving cars, which require far higher standards of performance…”