Tim Dean

Tim Dean

Tim Dean is a science writer and philosopher based in Sydney.

Tim Dean is an award winning science writer and philosopher based in Sydney. He has been the editor of Australian Life ScientistCosmos and PC & Tech Authority magazines and his work has appeared in titles such as New Scientist, New Philosopher and Popular Science, among others. He is also a philosophy PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales with an interest in evolution and morality.

  • Book: Superintelligence

    Tim Dean reviews Superintelligence.

    NON-FICTIONSuperintelligence: Paths, Dangers, StrategiesBy Nick BostromOxford University Press (2014)RRP $38.95Superi...

    June 1, 2015
  • A lighter, cheaper satellite

    High-altitude pseudo-satellites are less expensive to launch than the conventional kind and safer...

    The Zephyr 7 has a 23-metre wingspan and weighs a mere 53 kilos. It can be launched by human hands and can reach an a...

    January 29, 2015
  • Shields up ready for Mars shot

    A superconductor that deflects cosmic radiation away from interplanetary spacecraft sounds like s...

    Anthony Calvert 1. Layers of high density polyethylene protect magnets from debris and micro-meteorites. 2....

    August 25, 2014
  • The mind of Michio Kaku

    What is a physicist doing weighing in on the mysteries of the mind? Tim Dean went to find out.

    Michio Kaku has an extraordinary mind.  It loves nothing better than occupying itself untangling the mathematics of s...

    July 21, 2014
  • How to make a superheavy element

    The latest addition to the periodic table is the heaviest yet.

    The 120-metre long linear accelerator at GSI, which crashes atoms together to form new, heavier elements. – Image cou...

    May 19, 2014

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