Flash Physics: Massive planet sets star pulsating, new deputy director of BNL's Computational Science Initiative, UAE sets out Mars vision

The race to colonize Mars first is in full swing, with everyone from Mars One to Elon Musk angling for the prize. Now the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced their intention to build Mars' first city within 100 years. Their plan, called Mars 2117, aims to inspire, and act as a seed for future generations to grow. Mars 2117 was launched on February 14, on the sideline of World Government Summit in Dubai, where a Mars 2117 virtual reality experience was offered. UAE Prime Minister and vice president Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum announced the plan: "We aspire to[...]

Flash Physics: Massive planet sets star pulsating, new deputy director of BNL's Computational Science Initiative, UAE sets out Mars vision

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Physics World

The United Arab Emirates wants to build the first city on Mars by 2117

Dubai, described by some as the jewel of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is one of the most opulent places on Earth. Currently home to the tallest building in the world (the Burj Khalifa), Dubai ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Techspot

UAE unveils plans for new city on Mars, to be build in 2117

It's a pretty pretty city, too.

Thu 16 Feb 17 from ZME Science

UAE to build first city on mars by 2117

The United Arab Emirates has announced it aims to set up Mars' first mini city as part of a 100-year national programme to explore the red planet.

Wed 15 Feb 17 from Daily Mail

Finally, someone has a realistic timeline for Mars colonization—the UAE

The ruler of Dubai said humans should aim to colonize Mars a century from now.

Wed 15 Feb 17 from Ars Technica

The United Arab Emirates wants to build a city on Mars

Tue 14 Feb 17 from Popular Science

Now the United Arab Emirates wants to put people on Mars, too

It's given itself plenty of time to do so, too.

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Techradar

The UAE joins race to build first city on Mars

The race to colonize Mars first is in full swing, with everyone from Mars One to Elon Musk angling for the prize. Now the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced their intention to build Mars' ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Inhabitat

UAE chalks plans to build first city on Mars by 2117

National cadres to facilitate transport of people to planet

Thu 16 Feb 17 from The Hindu

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