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Is Time Travel Inevitable?

Anybody remember the old 60’s TV show The Time Tunnel? I haven’t seen that many of them, but it was the third series created by the father of television science [...]

September 18, 2008 // 11 Comments

The Science Behind Superman

While I wrestle with our blogging software, please entertain yourself with the science behind Superman. [via Biology in Science [...]

May 26, 2008 // 1 Comment

Human Organs Grown in Lab

Theoretical Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku (author of the non-fiction book Hyperspace) hosts Visions of the Future, premiering this week on the BBC. The show takes a look at the [...]

November 5, 2007 // 5 Comments

Imagining the 10th Dimension

I first learned that there were 10 dimensions back when I read the mind-blowing Hyperspace by Michio Kaku. Here’s a video explaining how to imagine it… [via [...]

August 23, 2007 // 6 Comments

Life As A Video Game?

The New York Times today has an article cover the notion that our universe is really just a computer simulation. While this isn’t really new, the angle John Tierney [...]

August 14, 2007 // 12 Comments

Karl Schroeder: Hey, Let’s Colonize Earth!

Over at WorldChanging, sf author Karl Schroeder talks about Colonizing Planet Earth: if you ask where we should have been building our cities over the last century or so, the [...]

August 14, 2007 // 2 Comments

Cory Doctorow on Futurism

Locus Online has posted Cory Doctorow’s bi-monthly Locus magazine article, this month titled The Progressive Apocalypse and Other Futurismic Delights. Cory talks about [...]

July 16, 2007 // 7 Comments

Disney’s Mars And Beyond

For those of you old enough to remember, and I’m not one of them, Disney used to air specials on TV whose theme would be tied in with one of the ‘Lands’ at [...]

June 12, 2007 // 1 Comment

The Dubai Deathstar

Dubai is know for its off the wall architecture, but check out architect Rem Koolhaas’ latest proposal for Dubai’s new convention and exhibition center. I can [...]

May 23, 2007 // 5 Comments

Gwyneth Jones says Cyberpunk Got it Right

Gwyneth Jones writes about how cyberpunk turned out to have some fairly accurate predictive powers: In the 1980s, a new kind of science fiction emerged, like a supernova, [...]

April 30, 2007 // 2 Comments

Authors Find a Second Life?

Tobias Buckell (author of Crystal Rain) has called for science fiction writers of all types to get together online in the virtual world of Second Life. He’s got others [...]

March 22, 2007 // 0 Comments

Genetics and You

I’m sure we’ve all read great science fiction involving the benefits and potential downsides to genetics. Some warn of the dangers of genetic manipulation or [...]

December 21, 2006 // 4 Comments

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