Science Of Sci-Fi

VIDEO: This Is Why Cyclops Can Still See During His Optic Blasts

Cyclops is one of the most beloved X-Men of all time, known for his iconic "optic blasts," beams of red light that emit no heat but...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 24 November 2016 - 12:54PM

How Would Humanity Handle the Events of "Arrival"?

Last weekend, sci-fi blockbuster Arrival opened in theaters, thrilling audiences with beautiful action sequences of alien spaceships...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 17 November 2016 - 5:36PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Robert Kirkman Talk the Science of The Walking Dead

Astrophysicist and educator Neil deGrasse Tyson is known for providing a scientific analysis of all the latest science-fiction films...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 12 November 2016 - 12:23PM

These Star Wars Drones Are Equipped with Real Lasers

Star Wars fans can already buy their very own BB-8, or wield a lightsaber in VR, or even wear Star Wars makeup. But let's be real,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 10 November 2016 - 5:59PM

Could Marvel's Galactus Really Consume the Earth?

Have you ever wondered what Earth would taste like to Galactus? No? How about the amount of energy Galactus would receive if he...

Cory McDonough
Sunday, 23 October 2016 - 12:27PM

Here's an Awesome Chart Comparing the Dawn Spacecraft and a TIE Fighter

Star Wars is often viewed more as a space fantasy than a relatively true-to-life speculative fiction in the vein of Star Trek (unless...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - 11:05AM

According to Two PhDs, Scientists Already Have the Genophage from Mass Effect

We've spoken in the past about Mass Effect's use of quantum entanglement to create a communicator that can transmit messages securely...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 10 October 2016 - 2:05PM

How the Dream Hacking in USA's "Falling Water" Could Happen in Real Life

Dream-hacking has been of interest to scientists for years, even before Inception brought it to the public eye. Now, the new USA show...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 08 October 2016 - 12:26PM

Andy Weir Imagined Neil deGrasse Tyson Looking Over His Shoulder While Writing "The Martian"

The Martian is considered to be one of the most scientifically accurate science fiction books in recent memory, and it wasn't written...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 06 October 2016 - 5:24PM

Westworld Showrunners Say Sentient Artificial Intelligence Is "Imminent"

HBO's Westworld, which takes place in an android-filled park that allows people to enact all of their darkest vices, is the latest in...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 30 September 2016 - 10:16AM

A New Experiment Just Teleported a Particle and Pioneered the Quantum Internet

Before we're flooded with quotations of "Beam me up, Scotty" (and the obnoxious people who know it's actually "Scotty, beam me up"),...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 1:29PM

Scientists Found a Real-Life Sarlacc Pit on a Prehistoric Worm

The Sarlacc is an infamous creature in Star Wars folklore, not least because it caused the (apparent) demise of fan favorite...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 26 September 2016 - 6:16PM

A New Force Is Coming Soon - To Your Wrist?

We were contacted by a company, Metron Force, that has developed a product inspired by the powers we see in super heroes at the...

Val Trickkov, Star Wars News Net
Monday, 26 September 2016 - 11:20AM

Stephen Hawking Warns Us Against Communicating with Aliens

In a new short film from CuriosityStream, Stephen Hawking explores a beautiful, digitally rendered version of the universe and talks...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 September 2016 - 4:55PM

5 Times Star Trek Predicted the Future of Real-Life Science

Today is the 50th anniversary of one of the most beloved sci-fi franchises of all time, and one of the most prescient. Star Trek is...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 08 September 2016 - 6:07PM

Could The Flash Launch a Rocket Out of Earth's Atmosphere?

Ridiculously nerdy question of the day: if The Flash acted as rocket fuel by literally running out the back of a rocket, could he...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 05 September 2016 - 2:20PM

Watch: You Can Now Use the Force to Control Sphero BB-8

Just as BB-8 is pretty much a perfect droid, Sphero BB-8 is already a pretty perfect toy. But now, Sphero has added the one thing...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 01 September 2016 - 5:10PM

Belgian Museum 3-D Prints Life-Size Model of the Stargate Device

If you've ever wanted to walk through a real-life Stargate device, now's your chance, because Belgium’s Royal Museum of Mariemont...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 August 2016 - 4:26PM

Here's Why Lightsabers Don't Burn Your Hands Off

As we all know, in the Star Wars universe people get their hands cut off--a lot. So much, in fact, that it's become more of a running...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 August 2016 - 2:15PM

A Life-Size, Robotic R2-D2 Figure Is Coming Our Way

We already have a life-size, voice-controlled BB-8, but let's not forget about the adorable little robot who started it all. Sideshow...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 August 2016 - 12:10PM