The Week In Science - 5 Ways Science Caught Up With Science Fiction
Self-sufficient water-based habitats, a rabbit heart kept alive with synthetic materials and a potential mission to Jupiter's moon Europa. These were just a few of the week's incredible science stories that had more than a touch of science fiction to them. It's no fluke either, science is inexorably linked to its fictional counterpart, so from now on we'll be bringing you a weekly update on the countless ways that the best scientific brains in the world are making the imagination's of science fiction visionaries, a reality.
This week's science stories are as wild and varying as the movies they will remind you of. While you might expect movies like Europa Report and Gravity to serve as inspiration for present day science fact, the same could not be said of Robocop 2, Superman and Waterworld. After all, NASA experts helped make the first two as realistic as possible, but it is safe to say there was zero NASA involvement in Superman or Robocop 2, and you better hope there was no NASA involvement in Waterworld! But that doesn't mean these whacky and most fictional of sci-fi movies can't serve as the inspiration for some truly amazing scientific breakthroughs. So spend a minute watching the video above and marvel at how the world you live in now is rapidly starting to resemble the world depicted in some of your favourite sci-fi movies.
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