The Kepler space telescope may be dead in the water, er space, but the data it has collected over the years lives on. A new initiative is set to use this data in an effort to locate alien spaceships, Dyson spheres, and a galactic laser internet — and they've been given $200,000 to make it happen.
A new study suggests that by using the slingshot effect to propel self-replicating probes through interstellar space, an advanced extraterrestrial civilization should be able to visit every corner of the galaxy in a startlingly short amount of time. The Fermi Paradox, it would seem, is alive and well.
Imagine a fabric that sticks to another fabric with ease, without the use of messy glues or clumsy threads. Image a fabric that, when removed from its residence, sings the melodious harmonies of static on a television. Now. Stop. Imagining.