Science Of Sci-Fi

How Iron Man's Stark Arc Reactor Would Work in Real Life

Could Tony Stark's arc reactor exist in real life? Probably not, but Gizmodo's Ryan Carlyle made a valiant attempt to explain an...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 1:55PM

Watch: Discovery Channel Explains the Science of Interstellar, Narrated by Matthew McConaughey

Still don't know what the hell happened in Interstellar? Watch this Discovery Channel special on the hard science behind Christopher...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 14 November 2014 - 9:58AM

Physicist Provides Scientific Explanation for Why No One Can Lift Thor's Hammer

In the recently released Avengers: Age of Ultron footage that premiered during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Avengers step up one by one...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 2:13PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Twitter Critiques the Science of Interstellar

Neil deGrasse Tyson took to his Twitter last night (in what looked like a live-tweeting session) to tell the world his thoughts on...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 10 November 2014 - 10:08AM

Why Getting Rescued By The Flash Would Probably Kill You

Physics is a pesky thing in comics. Superheroes are usually breaking the laws of physics by definition, but we still demand some kind...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 06 November 2014 - 10:44AM

The Cause of the Interstellar Famine, and Why It Could Happen in Real Life

In the upcoming Christopher Nolan film Interstellar, astronauts travel through a wormhole in order to find another habitable planet,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 5:38PM

Christopher Nolan on the Science Behind Interstellar: Human Wormhole Travel Could Really Happen

Could Christopher Nolan's Interstellar really happen? Hopefully humanity won't need to face a ravaging famine, but it's possible that...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 12:51PM

This Decades-Old TV Show Predicted Current Military Technologies

Star Trek predicted the cell phone, Brave New World predicted in vitro fertilization, and Fahrenheit 451 predicted earbuds. There are...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 3:03PM

Doctor Who and the Brain: Regeneration as a Path Less Taken

We know that when the Doctor undergoes his regeneration, every cell of his body changes, including his brain. He experiences gaps in...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 5:08PM

Stanford Researcher Explains Science Behind Captain America and the Hulk

Could turning genes on and off explain the Hulk and Captain America? Scientists have already attempted to explain Hulk's super anger...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 - 10:41AM

The Science of Star Wars: Light Sabers Already Exist and R2D2 is Coming Soon?

Could Star Wars really happen? Science writers Mark Brake and Jon Chase gave a presentation in May and physicist Andy Howell wrote up...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 August 2014 - 3:09PM

The Science Behind Frozen: Queen Elsa is More Powerful Than an A-Bomb

How powerful would Queen Elsa have to be to freeze the kingdom of Arendelle? McMaster University student Aaron Goldberg asks this...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 August 2014 - 1:40PM

Science Has Some Issues With Superman's Superpowers

Superman may be the most famous superhero of all time, but science has a few bones to pick with him. Students at the University of...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 9:58AM

Virtual Reality Allows You to Hunt Mutants Like Professor X At Comic Con

Attendees of San Diego Comic Con will have the opportunity to use Cerebro technology to detect and hunt mutants.    Using the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 10:20AM

The Science Behind Psychic Phenomena According to a Dean at Princeton

Are psychic phenomena similar to electromagnetic processes or entropy? Former Dean of Engineering at Princeton University Robert G....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 4:56PM

Phase Changing, Self-Healing Material Could Make T-1000 a Reality

MIT engineers may have discovered a way to build a T-1000. The team, led by mechanical engineering professor Anette Hosoi, developed...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 July 2014 - 11:05AM

4 Modern Technologies Predicted by Science Fiction Authors

We all know that science is forever taking inspiration from science fiction, but sometimes we forget that everyday technologies were...

Thursday, 03 July 2014 - 3:39PM

When Sci-Fi Goes Wrong: Physicist Explains the Non-Science of The Core

Remember 'The Core'? That terrible movie with Hilary Swank and Aaron Eckhart where a team of scientists travel to Earth's core to save...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 - 10:59AM

Astronomer Claims the Adorable Alien in Earth to Echo May Be Realistic

Earth to Echo, the upcoming film about a group of children who befriend a tiny, owl-like alien robot, may have a relatively realistic...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 27 June 2014 - 3:05PM

When Science Doesn't Meet Science Fiction: SciFi Time Travel Debunked

What do 'Back to the Future,' 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure,' 'Groundhound Day,' Planet of the Apes, X-Men: Days of Future Past,'...

Monday, 16 June 2014 - 3:41PM