Science Of Sci-Fi

Edge of Tomorrow Fan Builds DIY Exosuit from Household Items

Edge of Tomorrow was little-watched and vastly underrated, but people who love it, really love it. Just take for example this...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 January 2016 - 5:03PM

Real Scientific Study Says We're "Grossly Unprepared" for a Zombie Apocalypse

A zombie apocalypse is probably fairly low on humanity's list of concerns; we're much more likely to be wiped out by nuclear war,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 January 2016 - 3:25PM

Mark Zuckerberg Is Trying to Build His Very Own Jarvis

Happy New Year, tech enthusiasts! As his New Year's resolution, mad scientist Mark Zuckerberg is attempting to create his very own...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 January 2016 - 12:32PM

The Science of The X-Files: Alien Acidic Blood and the Real-Life "Toxic Lady"

The first season finale of the X-Files is based on a real-life X-File.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 January 2016 - 11:39AM

Scientists Are Currently Creating Real-Life Force Fields for Spaceships

Science fiction could once again become science fact if scientists succeed in their goal to create real-life force fields for...

Zain Charkawi
Sunday, 03 January 2016 - 5:55PM

Watch: Theoretical Physicist Brian Greene Discusses the Possibility of Time Travel

Though the possibility of traveling to the future has been known since Einstein came up with the theory of relativity, most people...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 31 December 2015 - 7:46PM

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Spoiler-Free Science Critique of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Neil DeGrasse Tyson has become an expert at scientific nitpicking of popular culture, so of course he had to turn his critical eye...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 21 December 2015 - 5:15PM

Star Wars Superfan Creates Amazing DIY Flamethrower Lightsaber

A handy Star Wars superfan makes an awesome mini flamethrower lightsaber.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 December 2015 - 5:15PM

Astronomers Discuss Everything Star Wars Gets Right and Wrong About Science

Everything makes a little too much noise in Star Wars.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 - 10:44AM

The Air Force Is Looking for a Real-Life Star Trek Universal Translator

In the Star Trek universe, the officers on the Enterprise had access to a useful little gadget called the Universal Translator, which...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 10 December 2015 - 12:02PM

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Reveals His Biggest Problem with the Death Star

Nail DeGrasse Tyson stokes the flames of the Star Wars versus Star Trek debate- again.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 - 4:14PM

NASA Roboticist Says BB-8 Isn't Designed as Well as R2-D2 or C-3PO

NASA roboticist Brett Kennedy claims that the physics of BB-8 "just doesn't work out," which is blasphemy. Luckily, he compares him to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 - 4:52PM

Here's How Fast Superman Would Have to Fly Around the Earth to Reverse Its Spin

In the 1978 Superman film, Superman travels back in time by flying around the Earth at such high speeds that he reverses the spin of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 07 December 2015 - 12:34PM

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