Svengali


Svengali is a fictional character in George du Maurier's 1894 novel Trilby. He is a hypnotist who makes the title character into a famous singer.
The word "svengali" has come to refer to a person who, with evil intent, controls another person by persuasion or deceit. The Svengali may feign kindness and use manipulation to get the other person to yield his or her autonomy.

 ( Derren Brown News September 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm  ; just a little reminder that Svengali will be shown on TV tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.)

Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride


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Nasa breakthrough suggests Star Trek's 'warp drives' may not only be possible - but practical


 (A ring-shaped warp drive device could transport a football-shape starship (center) to effective speeds faster than light.)
HOUSTON — A warp drive to achieve faster-than-light travel — a concept popularized in television's Star Trek — may not be as unrealistic as once thought, scientists say.
A warp drive would manipulate space-time itself to move a starship, taking advantage of a loophole in the laws of physics that prevent anything from moving faster than light. A concept for a real-life warp drive was suggested in 1994 by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre; however, subsequent calculations found that such a device would require prohibitive amounts of energy.
Now physicists say that adjustments can be made to the proposed warp drive that would enable it to run on significantly less energy, potentially bringing the idea back from the realm of science fiction into science.
"There is hope," Harold "Sonny" White of NASA's Johnson Space Center said here Friday (Sept. 14) at the 100 Year Starship Symposium, a meeting to discuss the challenges of interstellar spaceflight.

 
+links: NASA - Status of "Warp Drive" + Warpdrive: When?


Into the universe with Stephen Hawking


 Stephen Hawking hosts an epic new kind of cosmology series, a Planet Earth of the heavens. It takes the world's most famous scientific mind and sets it free, powered by the limitless possibilities of computer animation. Hawking gives us the ultimate guide to the universe, a ripping yarn based on real science, spanning the whole of space and time — from the nature of the universe itself, to the chances of alien life, and the real possibility of time travel.
 
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Eddie Murphy - Slaves


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