Friday Futures: The Universe is a bubble, and finding alien life

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Welcome to Friday Futures, our weekly guide to the latest visions of  The Future from around the web. This week: the Universe – a new theory; hole in ISS drilled from inside; alien life; best tech quotes of 2018; ice on Mars and how to survive in space.

There’s a brand new theory of the Universe – basically it’s a bubble

Researchers have devised a new model for the universe — one that may solve the enigma of dark energy. Their new article proposes a new structural concept, including dark energy, for a universe that rides on an expanding bubble in an additional dimension. Read more…

Was the hole in the ISS drilled from inside?

The Associated Press reports that a Russian cosmonaut who helped investigate the damage during a spacewalk earlier this month has said that whoever drilled the hole appeared to do so from the interior of the station — though he’s far from convinced the drilling was an act of sabotage. Read more…

These places are most likely to harbor alien life


The ‘best’ tech quotes of 2018

Most years, I round up the news of the year in technology through a collection of quotes, arranged roughly by some combination I make up of their importance and how much I like them. Here they are for 2018. Read more…

We need to evolve to survive in space – watch how


Here are some stunning pictures of an ice lake on Mars

The ice at the center of the Martian crater is more than a mile thick. In total, Korolev contains 530 cubic miles of water ice. That’s more than four times the volume of Lake Erie. Read more… 

Living IoT – sensors on bees monitor the environment

The astronaut who butt dialled 911 from space

In a new radio interview with Dutch public broadcaster Nederlandse Omroep Stichting, Netherlands astronaut André Kuipers recalled how he accidentally ended up calling American emergency services while on board the International Space Station (ISS). Read more…

(Compiled by Alex Leslie and edited by John C. Tanner)

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