In an attempt to engineer the most popular science book ever, Nelson and Hollingham try to make our everyday fantasies come true using the very latest in scientific theory: the dating game simplified with human cloning, righting everyday mistakes with time travel, avoiding the dreaded commute using teleportation and flying cars, plus living forever, always winning, becoming a permanent size 12 or making your home townor place of work disappear forever. While the humour of the fantasy is always kept in view and addressed, the book takes a detailed look at the cutting edge science that just could make it possible. The topics touched on include: biotechnology, quantum mechanics, gene therapy, time travel, parallel universes, block holes, genetic modification, bionics, cybernetics, crygenics, nanotechnology, teleportation and antigravity.
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Sue Nelson is an award-winning science journalist for BBC Television News. She is currently the science and environment correspondent for Breakfast and the One O'clock News. She has written on science for various national newspapers and presented numerous scientific programmes for BBC 24, Radio 4 and 5 Live. These include Robo Sapiens (winner of a BT Technology Journalism Award), True Love: At Last Scientific Proof! (winner of a Glaxo Wellcome Science Writers' Award). Richard Hollingham is a reporter and Senior Producer for BBC Radio 4's Today programme. He has broadcast on science for Radio 4, 5-Live, News-24 and the BBC World Service including reports from the top of a missile silo in Kazakhstan and down a crevasse in Antarctica.
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Book Description Ebury Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091892287