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The Real Life Equivalents of Famous Sci-Fi Weapons

Ever wondered what goes into creating a crazy science fiction weapon like a phaser or a lightsaber? Being fictional, they all had to...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 6:20PM

Legendary Sci-Fi Author Joe Haldeman Tells the Story Behind 'The Forever War'

Joe Haldeman’s guest panel at Escape Velocity 2017 started with a short, sweet introduction from Charles Hildebrant, from the Museum...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 11:35AM

Cas Anvar Talks About the Science Behind the Flip and Burn, CQBs, and 'The Expanse'

When celebrities make red carpet appearances, they wear Rolex watches or designer dresses. When Cas Anvar walked onto the stage at...

Chris Mahon
Saturday, 02 September 2017 - 9:40PM

'Star Trek' Writer Morgan Gendel Goes Behind the Scenes of 'The Inner Light'

Season five of Star Trek: The Next Generation is mostly known for a couple things — the introduction of Bajoran officer Ro Laren,...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 September 2017 - 6:48PM

The Creation of the Klingon Language Was Bizarre, Funny, and Utterly Unique

Here’s a fun piece of trivia for Star Trek fans: Klingons spoke Klingon before the language was actually created. How is that...

Chris Mahon
Saturday, 02 September 2017 - 5:47PM

Seven Terrible Science Fiction Movies with Great Soundtracks

In 1977, Star Wars changed the landscape for sci-fi movies in countless ways, one of which was the sweeping orchestral score by John...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 September 2017 - 2:03PM

Three Big Ways 'The Expanse' Does Science Right

Syfy's The Expanse has won praise from fans and critics for being one of the most scientifically rigorous sci-fi shows on TV, to the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 September 2017 - 5:50PM

'Minority Report' User Interface Gets Recreated with Augmented Reality

Currently, virtual reality is seen as the future of immersive technology, being used by everyone from major tech giants to NASA...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 01 September 2017 - 5:02PM

The 5 Best Short Sci-Fi Films From Escape Velocity 2017

When I sat down to see the film blocks at this year's Escape Velocity (hosted by the Museum of Science Fiction for the second year!),...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 September 2017 - 3:10PM

A Look At The Morals of Artificial Intelligence in Sci-Fi and Real Life

Can we trust artificial intelligence to be moral? If it decides that humanity is a threat and needs to be destroyed, we can try to...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 01 September 2017 - 12:48PM

Check Out the Never-Before-Seen Concept Art for Tony Stark's Original MCU Iron Man Suit

We've gotten a glimpse of Tony Stark's new armor for Avengers: Infinity War, but what about the armor that started the series (and...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 31 August 2017 - 10:09AM

Squishy, Modular 'Soft Robots' are Gross But Impressively Flexible

When we think of robots, we all tend to imagine to ourselves hulking, impersonal, cold steel monstrosities with gears and levers and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 8:52PM

Electric Semi Truck Has a Range of 100 Miles on One Hour's Charge

The point where owners of gas-guzzlers can make fun of electric cars is rapidly disappearing in the rear-view mirror - Cummins has...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 7:45PM

A New Satellite Company Offers Governments the Ability to Track People From Space

In the famous surveillance superstate that looms over England in George Orwell’s 1984, citizens face constant state supervision,...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 1:30PM

Elon Musk Has Raised at Least $27 Million to Experiment With Merging Brains With Computers

As anyone who can't function properly without their smartphone will tell you, humans are increasingly augmenting our brains with...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 10:48AM

Newly Revealed Traitor-Hunting Stormtroopers Will Chase Down Finn in 'The Last Jedi'

One of the most unique elements of the otherwise pretty unoriginal Star Wars Episode VII is the character of Finn, a Stormtrooper...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 10:07AM

Official 'Blade Runner 2049' Short Film is a Prequel Set in 2036

Thus far, Blade Runner 2049 looks like a very pretty film, but not one that makes an awful lot of sense. Director Denis Villeneuve is...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 9:08PM

Tech Seems to be Slowly Turning Humanity Into the Borg

In the Star Trek universe, the Borg is a group of alien cyborgs linked together via the collective hive mind, or "the Hive." They...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 7:55PM

The Sun's Magnetic Field Destroyed a Solar Eruption on its Surface

From this far away, it's eay to look up at the sun and think of it as merely a big ball of static light, kind of like a lamp or a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 6:23PM

The Science of Sci-Fi: How Science Fiction Predicted the Future of Genetics

  Since the golden age of science fiction, many authors have predicted the future with surprising accuracy. Interstellar travel...

Dan Koboldt
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 1:03PM