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Science of the Movies

Science of the Movies is a new show on the Science Channel (Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT) that lives at the intersection of Hollywood blockbusters and cool moviemaking [...]

July 4, 2009 // 0 Comments

Is This a Kindle Killer?

Just weeks after the announcement of Amazon’s Kindle 2, Fujitsu today announced the release of the world’s first color e-Paper “mobile terminal”, now [...]

March 19, 2009 // 6 Comments

Tuesday Ted: George Dyson

Author, and son of Freeman Dyson, George Dyson gives a short presentation at TED in Feb. 2002 about everyone’s favorite nuclear bomb driven spaceship, Project Orion. [...]

March 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

Scientific Data As Art

Our world today is filled with all sorts of interesting data points, most of which we never see or even realize are there. Think of all the flights all over the world that [...]

March 9, 2009 // 1 Comment

Wednesday YouTube: The Science of Watchmen

Physics (not physic) professor Jim Kakalios worked as science consultant on the Watchmen film. Here’s what he has to say about the science in Watchmen… Yeah, like [...]

February 25, 2009 // 5 Comments

Minority Report Interface Prototype

You all remember the cool ‘gesture’ interface Tom Cruise uses in Minority Report, but if you don’t, here’s a (very) brief clip showing [...]

December 7, 2008 // 1 Comment

Wednesday YouTube: Rollerman

In the spirit of The World’s First Wearable Motorcycle… When I watch this, I can’t help singing “Rollerman, Rollerman, does whatever a roller [...]

October 29, 2008 // 0 Comments

Fear and Self Loathing in Science Fiction

The other day, IO9 posted a rant called Why Science Fiction Still Hates Itself. The premise being that because Eleventh Hour and Anathem are hiding their science fiction-ness [...]

October 22, 2008 // 5 Comments

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