Science Of Sci-Fi

Nike Has Developed the First Pair of Self-Tying Shoes

2015 is over, so scientists and inventors are now past the deadline for creating all of the futuristic technology that was predicted...

Zain Charkawi
Friday, 18 March 2016 - 7:59PM

How Mark Watney Would Have Been Affected by Radiation on Mars

How would the protagonist on The Martian have fared on the Red Planet?

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 March 2016 - 2:13PM

Captain America Would Need a Rocket to Power His Civil War Jump-Kick

In the international trailer for Captain America: Civil War, Steve Rogers does an awesome running jump-kick on top of a car. We've all...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 - 1:22PM

Watch: The Science-Based Effects Behind Agent Carter's Zero Matter

Agent Carter went full-on hard sci-fi this season with the introduction of Zero Matter, an early version of Marvel's Darkforce, an...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 - 2:11PM

Watch: Why the Star Trek Transporter Is a "Suicide Box"

When you watch a Star Trek episode in which millions of people use teleportation to get to work every day, are you actually watching...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 07 March 2016 - 5:25PM

Because Science: Why The Walking Dead Zombies Don't Decompose (As Much as They Should)

Zombies are supposed to be the "living dead," but if that's the case, then why don't they decompose? Nerdist's Kyle Hill attacks this...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 06 March 2016 - 10:36AM

New Study Suggests That the Human Brain is Able to Handle Teleportation

New research by the University of California, Davis Center for Neuroscience suggests that the human brain is prepared for the concept...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 05 March 2016 - 4:53PM

Watch: MIT Physicist Explains the Real-Life Science of the Ghostbusters Proton Pack

The Ghostbusters universe is coming back in full force with the new Paul Feig-directed reboot, and that includes all of the old...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 March 2016 - 12:40PM

The White House is Hoping Science Fiction Can Create a Generation of Space Pioneers

The White House is working with some of the nation's greatest futurists to plan for the future of US space travel, and it's hoping...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 5:34PM

Scientists Are Bringing Fallout’s Protectron to Life With This Firefighting Robot

Fallout 4 was literally one of the best videogames of 2015, earning itself a nomination for the title but ultimately losing out to the...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 8:19PM

Computer Analysis Visually Represents the Complexity and Scale of the Star Wars Universe

The Star Wars universe is ever-expanding.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 10:47AM

Watch: Canadian Inventor Recreates Scene From The Dark Knight Returns With a Homemade Exoskeleton and a Mini Cooper

There’s probably not a person in the world who doesn’t know about Batman’s armored Batsuit now that it’s been so heavily...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 30 January 2016 - 9:05PM

Watch a Step-By-Step Demonstration for Building a DIY Life-Size BB-8

This could be your favorite Star Wars toy yet.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 January 2016 - 9:52AM

Scientists Prove Spider-Man Is Possible with Gecko Gloves

Could a human ever scale a wall like Spider-Man?

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 January 2016 - 11:44AM

The Truth is Right Here: Scientist Finds Large-Scale Conspiracies Are Unsustainable

In real life, the X-Files government conspiracy would collapse on itself.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 - 5:25PM

Because Science: How TR-8R's Baton Repels a Lightsaber

Here's how the coolest Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens fights against the power of lightsabers.

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 23 January 2016 - 10:35AM

The Science of The X-Files: How Global Warming Could Create a Race of Mutant Humans

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 22 January 2016 - 3:31PM

The Science of The X-Files: Cryonics, Immortality, and Psychic Talking Heads

The X-Files delves into the science of immortality.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 2:20PM

New Star Wars-Inspired Armor Will Make You Look Just Like Boba Fett

Check out this awesome, Star Wars-inspired armor.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 5:30PM

The Science of The X-Files: "2Shy" and the Science of Vampires Who Suck Fat Out of Your Body

In the latest installment of the Science of the X-Files, we explore the real-life science of one of the show's grossest baddies.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 2:27PM