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Aliens and time in the machine age
The 19th century saw sweeping changes for the development of astrobiology, both in the constituency of empirical science encroaching upon all aspects of life and in the evolution of ideas, withExpand
Teaching Science and Science Fiction: A Case Study
This chapter describes a unique experiment: namely, the design and delivery of an undergraduate border study at the University of Glamorgan which explores the interrelationship of science and scienceExpand
Science fiction in the classroom
Science fiction can be used as an imaginative forum to focus on the relationship between science, culture and society. This article outlines some of the ways in which using the genre can help achieveExpand
Alien worlds: astrobiology and public outreach
Over the last three years an outreach programme in astrobiology has been stimulating public interest in South Wales, UK. To date, 550 people have attended an accredited undergraduate course inExpand
O-Alkylated p-nitrocalix[4]arenes, synthesis, LB-monolayers and NLO-properties
Abstract Four tetraalkylethers (1a-d, C10, C14, C16, C18) of p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene were prepared in the cone conformation. Ipso-nitration led to the corresponding ethers of p-nitrocalix[4]areneExpand
Science fiction in the classroom
In March 1944 a group of counter-intelligence officers from the US Army inspected the offices of Astounding Science Fiction magazine. Their brief was simple: to find out if any military secrets hadExpand
On the plurality of inhabited worlds: a brief history of extraterrestrialism
  • Mark L. Brake
  • History
  • International Journal of Astrobiology
  • 1 April 2006
This paper delineates the cultural evolution of the ancient idea of a plurality of inhabited worlds, and traces its development through to contemporary extraterrestrialism, with its foundation in theExpand