Science Of Sci-Fi

Star Wars: Study Shows Destroying the Death Star Would Also Destroy the Galactic Economy

The Star Wars Rebel Alliance might have triggered a massive depression.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 - 9:45AM

Watch: Neil deGrasse Tyson Uses Science to Choose Between the Millennium Falcon and the Enterprise

The Star Wars versus Star Trek debate answered once and for all.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 30 November 2015 - 3:48PM

How The Martian Realistically Depicted Mars and Space Travel

The Martian was a huge commercial and critical hit, satisfying fans of Andy Weir's immensely popular novel and even getting Oscar buzz...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 - 10:17AM

Watch: Neil deGrasse Tyson Critiques the Science of The Good Dinosaur

If the asteroid that caused the dinosaur extinction missed, could humans and dinosaurs have lived at the same time? That's the...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 November 2015 - 12:28PM

Scientists Create a Real-Life Freeze Ray

Mr. Freeze is arriving on Gotham sometime next year, and as it turns out, a real-life Mr. Freeze could be making an appearance even...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 - 2:42PM

Scientists Weigh in on Whether Mark Watney's Martian Farming Would Really Work

In the highly popular and acclaimed new movie The Martian, based on the novel by Andy Weir, protagonist Mark Watney is forced to grow...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 3:57PM

Watch: Star Trek Tractor Beam Levitates Object Using Acoustic Holograms

We've seen many Star Trek-esque technologies come to fruition, including transparent aluminum, molecular scanners, and, of course,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 2:24PM

Back to the Future Superfan and Physicist Is Trying to Build a Real-Life Time Machine

Today is Back to the Future Day, and while most of us dream of traveling back in time in a DeLorean, superfan and prominent physicist...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 - 4:10PM

Science vs Cinema: How Accurate Was Ridley Scott's The Martian?

We all know that The Martian was one of the most scientifically accurate sci-fi films in recent memory, not least as a result of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 19 October 2015 - 11:59AM

Could the Heroes Reborn Apocalypse Ever Happen in Real Life?

Spoilers for the latest episode of Heroes Reborn follow!After five episodes, Heroes Reborn finally has an actual premise. The evil...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 16 October 2015 - 10:04AM

Marvel Fan Builds a Real-Life Mjolnir that Only He Can Lift

"Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor," say the Marvel gods (although that's since been...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 11:16AM

Robotics Company to 3-D Print Tiny Disney and Marvel-Themed Bionic Arms

In the past, prosthetic limbs have generally been purely functional, trying to blend into the rest of the body wherever possible. But...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 4:07PM

The Real-Life Science of Opening Interdimensional Portals on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

On last week's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daisy opened an interdimensional portal by using her seismic abilities to emit a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 12:53PM

Amazing Close-Up Images of the Real-Life Ares 3 Landing Site from The Martian

NASA is really putting all of their eggs in the Martian basket. Earlier today, they released a side-by-side comparison of The Martian...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 05 October 2015 - 2:25PM

NASA's Side-By-Side Comparison of The Martian and the Real Mission to Mars

After a huge opening weekend, The Martian is officially a success. This is not only good news for sci-fi fans, but for science...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 05 October 2015 - 11:47AM

Watch: How Do Hive Minds in Science Fiction Work in Real Life?

Hive minds are omnipresent in science fiction, even in cases you wouldn't expect. Group minds, or a collective intelligence occupying...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 02 October 2015 - 5:00PM

The 10 Most Realistic Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

These are the Sci-Fi 10 movies scientists can't get enough of.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 01 October 2015 - 5:39PM

NASA Wants The Martian to Show Us That Mars Is 'Survivable'

NASA has had a huge hand in consulting on the real-life science of The Martian, and are openly intending to use it to drive public...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 01 October 2015 - 10:22AM

Molecules Made of Light May Bring Us Closer to Real-Life Lightsabers

Scientists have long claimed that it is extremely difficult, if not completely impossible, to build a real-life light saber. There are...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 - 5:21PM

Ridley Scott Knew About Water on Mars, Almost Worked It Into The Martian

When NASA announced yesterday that they've confirmed the presence of liquid water on Mars, many cynical onlookers noted the suspicious...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 - 11:50AM