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At First Sight

Log 10950. 11.05.32. 2200. Control Room of the Virginia.We have finally located an alien vessel. Vessel was detected on the scanners at 1200 today. Our ship’s shields are fully functional. We are confident we are undetected. Scans of internal structure will begin at 0800 tomorrow. Signing out, Capt. McCarthy.  Log 10951. 11.06.32. 2300. Control Room […] Continue reading

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Five Starting Points

1. The man fought the rising serge of panic within him as he desperately sought refuge from the enraged mutant children of his cold, thoughtless genetic experiments. 2. It can be very distracting hearing the telekinetic projections of others, but on the bright side, there’s not enough room to get a song stuck in my […] Continue reading

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Hello from your future

Dear Dorchadhe, I use the Irish spelling of your name purposefully. You have always been fascinated by what things mean and how they came to hold that meaning. If this gets back to you after third grade like it should, you’ve already read that big red Oxford dictionary. You ask mom why all the time, […] Continue reading

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For the Lack of a Toy

“Of all the toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself. A large multipurpose plaything, its parts can be made to move in almost any direction. It comes completely assembled, and it makes a sound when you jump on it.”        -Stephen Baker There could be several different outcomes if children could be […] Continue reading

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In Layman’s Terms…

Blog 3: After reading “Wormholes and Time Machines,” I must say I am impressed by all the thought put into the possibility of a wormhole creating the ability for an infinitely advanced civilization to travel through time. However, were I to bet on a more probable theory, my money is on Stephen Hawking’s skepticism. Say wormholes exist. Say […] Continue reading

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Do you believe …

Do you believe in fate? When I asked my close friend, who I shall name Bob for this blog, why he would consider time travel if it had the capability of changing the past, present, or future, his response intrigued me. He replied that he would have to because he had already done it. Bob […] Continue reading

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The Bionic Eye

A team of researchers called Bionic Vision Australia have successfully implanted the first prototype of a bionic eye into a blind woman. In this prototype, a device is implanted behind the retina and 24 electrodes are connected to a small wire which leads to an external source. The woman then sees images through flashes of […] Continue reading

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