Relics of the Reservation

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Try The Sad Science of 'Batty Boffins' who is aided by his economy class assistant Sara Deckskii, hindered by the Chimps Cid and Al (Cider and Ale) and challenged, and occasionally threatened, by an alien who has no name we know of.



Last updated: 10th November 2014
The primary means of putting a payload into space is the rocket. Rockets have been around for hundreds of years, but it wasn't until the Second World War that their potential for delivering a payload, in this case a bomb, was seriously developed.
The SETI Institute is an organisation that is involved in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. It is involved in a number of activities that are intended to discover other intelligent life in the Universe.
Radio telescopes are instruments that are used to detect radio signals in space. They are also invaluable for collecting data from satellites and tracking their position.
There is a decline in the Bee population. This has been linked to pesticides and habitat loss.
Acid rain has long been identified as having a negative impact on the environment, causing serious damage to forests and vegetation. It is caused by emissions of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide reacting with rainwater passing through the atmosphere, creating and acid. Acids normally have a low pH value.
Time capsules are a popular way of preserving the present for examination at a later date by future generations. Current artefacts are placed in a sealed container, quite often cylindrical, and buried where it cannot be disturbed easily.
Tsunami's are an ever present threat to coastal communities. They are large tidal waves causes by some catastrophic even out at sea, such as an earthquake or volcanic eruption, that displaces a huge amount of water..
Early rockets weere highly prone to failure on launch, blowing up  shortly after take off.
It is not well understood what the consequences of an encounter with alien species would be.
Radio telescopes usually have a central antenna that picks up the signals reflected from a a large disc surrounding it.
Bees are an essential part of the well being of Earth's Eco-system. Their decline is worrying scientists all over the world.
Huge swathes of forest in the Northern latitudes have been damaged by acid rain
All you need for your own time capsule is an air and water tight container, and somewhere to put it that won't be disturbed for a very long time.
Surfing is a popular pastime and sport, especially in parts of the Pacific coastline, where there can be huge waves to ride.
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