Science Of Sci-Fi

Boeing Tests Laser Weapons for Defense Against Terrorist Threats

Boeing and the U.S. military are currently testing prototypes for laser weapons, like those used in Star Trek or Star Wars.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 1:44PM

Why the Military's 'Ethical Robots' May Decide to Wipe Out Humanity

From Ultron to the Cybermen, sci-fi tells us that "ethical robots" could easily decide to eliminate humanity for the greater good.

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 25 May 2015 - 12:36PM

Three Movie Robot Apocalypses that Could Happen in Real Life

Will Stephen King's inflammatory predictions come true?

Johnny Brayson
Thursday, 21 May 2015 - 10:03AM

Ex Machina, The Turing Test, and Sci-Fi's Fascination with Emotional Robots

Why is science fiction more concerned with a robot's feelings than its intelligence?

Alexandra Grunberg
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 - 10:58AM

The Science of Jurassic World - How the Humble Chicken Could Aid the Creation of Real Life Dinosaurs

Is it possible to genetically engineer dinosaurs? A renowned Paleontologist reveals how the humble chicken could be key to a real life...

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 11 May 2015 - 5:07AM

Space Is Filling Up with Junk - Here's What Scientists Are Planning to Prevent a Gravity-Type Disaster

A new report claims that there are millions of pieces of debris circling our planet, and scientists are planning everything from...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 - 12:52PM

May the 4th Be With You: Bill Nye Explains Star Wars Hologram Using Emojis

Bill Nye the Science Guy explains the Princess Leia hologram from Star Wars: A New Hope in honor of Star Wars day- using emojis.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 May 2015 - 2:43PM

Oxford Neuroscientist Answers Whether Avengers: Age of Ultron Predicts the Future of Artificial Intelligence

An Oxford neuroscientist and AI expert discusses how close engineers are to "artificial consciousness."

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 May 2015 - 1:00PM

Star Trek Writer Claims that a Next Generation Episode Predicted Real-Life Memory Modification Technologies

Acclaimed Star Trek writer Morgan Gendel tells the Brooklyn Futurist group that the Next Generation episode "Inner Light" predicted...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 3:10PM

Because Science: How Captain America's Super-Soldier Serum Could Work in Real Life

In their new webseries, "Because Science," Nerdist explains how a combination of radiation and genetic modification could create a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 12:52PM

Watch Live: Neil deGrasse Tyson to Host Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate About the Future of Earth's Water

Neil deGrasse Tyson will host a panel of experts discussing whether Earth will run out of water and whether extraterrestrial life...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 11:55AM

Tiny Ant-Man Robots Can Pull 2,000 Times Their Own Body Weight

Tiny robots called "MicroTugs" can pull objects many orders of magnitude greater than their own weight.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 27 April 2015 - 4:02PM

That 'Tony Stark' Craigslist Ad Was Made by a NASA Scientist Who Thinks Criminals Will Frame People with Genetic Engineering

That hilarious Craigslist ad from a "recovering alcoholic billionaire" was actually a NASA scientist, here to warn us that criminals...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 11:09AM

X-Files 'Cyborg' Nanobots Could Help Find Water on Mars

Half-organic nanobots, similar to those featured on an episode of The X-Files, could help us find water in space.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 09 April 2015 - 10:40AM

The Real Face/Off: Surgeons Give a Man a New Face

Surgeons performed a real-life facial transplant, giving a patient an almost entirely new face.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 - 1:56PM

WonderCon 2015: Science in Science Fiction - How Sci-Fi Predicted A Medical Robot Revolution

Find out how science fiction has predicted some remarkable advancements in the field of bioengineering.

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 06 April 2015 - 4:32PM

Boeing Files Patent for a Star Wars Inspired Force Field

Boeing could soon be saving lives using one of science fiction's most-famous protective devices, the Force Field. Made famous in...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 23 March 2015 - 4:51PM

Renowned Astrophysicist Discusses Whether Sci-Fi 'Energy Beings' Could Exist

Beings made of pure energy show up in seemingly every work of science fiction, but could they exist in real life?

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 March 2015 - 2:35PM

Science Writer Claims the Death Star Couldn't Destroy Alderaan with a Laser

Frasier Cain from Universe Today explains the energy requirements needed for the Death Star to destroy a planet in a few seconds, and...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 2:59PM

Scientists Create Artificial 'Chameleon' Skin That Can Change Color on Demand

A team of engineers created a thin film that can change color when pressure is applied.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 11:28AM