The Twin Frontiers: The New Space Race & Abyssal Colonization

The New Space Race Since 1972, no human manned space mission has proceeded beyond near Earth orbit. Now, numerous countries, including but not limited to the US, China, Japan, India and Israel, seek to change that. However, the most prominent efforts promoting space colonization are not coming from governments, but from industrialists. September 27, Space-X… Continue reading The Twin Frontiers: The New Space Race & Abyssal Colonization

Nuclear Reactor For A Railway Vehicle (1964)

The following document is a design filed in 1955 by the American physicist and inventor Lyle Benjamin Borst for a locomotive nuclear reactor, patented March 31st, 1964. I've condensed the document via omitting introductory title pages and three patent figures (images). A PDF of the complete original document may be read here. NUCLEAR REACTOR FOR A… Continue reading Nuclear Reactor For A Railway Vehicle (1964)

The Effects of Atomic Weapons (1950)

The Effects of Atomic Weapons was a joint project of the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Atomic Energy Commission which sought a "quantitative approach to atomic bomb phenomenology." The book was published in 1950. A PDF of the book is provided below: The Effects of Atomic Weapons (1950)

Sound Poetry: F.T. Marinetti’s Dune, parole in libertà (1914)

The recording below, Tri-C Community College radio recording, consists of a fantastic collection of sound poetry. 'Sound poetry' broadly defined, is poetry which is typically characterized by wild and often non-standard linguistic exclamations, intended to invoke a thematic mood or feeling. As with noise-music, contemporary sound poetry can be traced to the Italian Futurists. Most… Continue reading Sound Poetry: F.T. Marinetti’s Dune, parole in libertà (1914)

Reading List Of Works Formative To Early American Thought

Medieval Works Ordinance of William the Conqueror (1072). Laws of William the Conqueror (c. 1066). Constitutions of Clarendon (1164). Assize of Clarendon (1166). Magna Carta (1215). De Legibus Et Consuetudinibus Angliæ (c. 1235). Summa Theologica (1265-1273). Marco Polo's Travels (c. 1300). The First Manual of Parliamentary Procedure (c. 1350). The Declaration of Arbroath (1320). 15th… Continue reading Reading List Of Works Formative To Early American Thought

Fiction Writer’s Compendium: Middle English

Below is a resource for writers, consisting of dozens of Middle English words paired with their modern-day equivalent meanings. The list is not meant to be exhaustive of all Middle English. If there are any words you wish me to add to the list, feel free to contact me and let me know (Middle English… Continue reading Fiction Writer’s Compendium: Middle English