Science Of Sci-Fi

This Decades-Old TV Show Predicted Current Military Technologies

Star Trek predicted the cell phone, Brave New World predicted in vitro fertilization, and Fahrenheit 451 predicted earbuds. There are...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 3:03PM

Doctor Who and the Brain: Regeneration as a Path Less Taken

We know that when the Doctor undergoes his regeneration, every cell of his body changes, including his brain. He experiences gaps in...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 5:08PM

Stanford Researcher Explains Science Behind Captain America and the Hulk

Could turning genes on and off explain the Hulk and Captain America? Scientists have already attempted to explain Hulk's super anger...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 - 10:41AM

The Science of Star Wars: Light Sabers Already Exist and R2D2 is Coming Soon?

Could Star Wars really happen? Science writers Mark Brake and Jon Chase gave a presentation in May and physicist Andy Howell wrote up...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 August 2014 - 3:09PM

The Science Behind Frozen: Queen Elsa is More Powerful Than an A-Bomb

How powerful would Queen Elsa have to be to freeze the kingdom of Arendelle? McMaster University student Aaron Goldberg asks this...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 August 2014 - 1:40PM

Science Has Some Issues With Superman's Superpowers

Superman may be the most famous superhero of all time, but science has a few bones to pick with him. Students at the University of...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 9:58AM

Virtual Reality Allows You to Hunt Mutants Like Professor X At Comic Con

Attendees of San Diego Comic Con will have the opportunity to use Cerebro technology to detect and hunt mutants.    Using the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 10:20AM

The Science Behind Psychic Phenomena According to a Dean at Princeton

Are psychic phenomena similar to electromagnetic processes or entropy? Former Dean of Engineering at Princeton University Robert G....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 4:56PM

Phase Changing, Self-Healing Material Could Make T-1000 a Reality

MIT engineers may have discovered a way to build a T-1000. The team, led by mechanical engineering professor Anette Hosoi, developed...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 July 2014 - 11:05AM

4 Modern Technologies Predicted by Science Fiction Authors

We all know that science is forever taking inspiration from science fiction, but sometimes we forget that everyday technologies were...

Thursday, 03 July 2014 - 3:39PM

When Sci-Fi Goes Wrong: Physicist Explains the Non-Science of The Core

Remember 'The Core'? That terrible movie with Hilary Swank and Aaron Eckhart where a team of scientists travel to Earth's core to save...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 - 10:59AM

Astronomer Claims the Adorable Alien in Earth to Echo May Be Realistic

Earth to Echo, the upcoming film about a group of children who befriend a tiny, owl-like alien robot, may have a relatively realistic...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 27 June 2014 - 3:05PM

When Science Doesn't Meet Science Fiction: SciFi Time Travel Debunked

What do 'Back to the Future,' 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure,' 'Groundhound Day,' Planet of the Apes, X-Men: Days of Future Past,'...

Monday, 16 June 2014 - 3:41PM

Lowe's Turns to Sci-Fi Writers to Create Holographic Room

Lowe's has just recreated a Ray Bradbury story.    Lowe's Innovation Labs focus on uncommon partnerships to create new...

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - 2:30PM

Paraplegic in Iron Man Suit Will Kick Off World Cup

Tomorrow, a paralyzed young man will use an Ironman-like mind-controlled exoskeleton to take the first kick of the World Cup.  ...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - 11:39AM

Realistic Science Fiction Provides Insight Into Earth in 2070

A group of University of Wisconsin researchers released a series of science-based scenarios envisioning life in the year 2070. But...

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 10:45AM

Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact with New Star Trek Molecular Scanner

The little handheld molecular detector device that "Star Trek" introduced over 40 years ago is finally being brought to life. With the...

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 9:57AM

Weekly Round-Up! Where Science Met Science Fiction June 2-8

Watch our weekly round-up video, where we tell you all the unbelievable ways science met science fiction in the last week.  ...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 09 June 2014 - 2:02PM

900 lb Ancient Crocodile Discovered, Should Be Subject of Next Syfy Movie

Scientists have officially named a newly-discovered dyrosaur... after a character in "Lord of the Rings." No, seriously.   The...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 - 1:51PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Everything Wrong with Gravity

In this hilarious video, Cinema Sins, the creators of the "Everything Wrong With" series, make fun of cinematic missteps in Oscar...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 - 11:32AM