Science Of Sci-Fi

Mad Scientist Builds Terrifying X-Men Gadgets

British inventor Colin Furze built a real-life flamethrower in order to imitate the powers of the X-Men villain, Pyro. Using this...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 - 5:06PM

Acoustic Tractor Beam Can Levitate Objects

You've seen aliens, star fleets, and other sci-fi creations employ the help of tractor beams in works such as "Star Trek," "Star...

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 - 11:09AM

The Resilience Project: Studying Mutants to Cure Genetic Diseases

Researchers from Sage Bionetworks and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai are pursuing a large-scale project to study the role...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 02 June 2014 - 4:15PM

Breakthroughs in Stem Cell Research Bring Us One Step Closer to Human Cloning

Several studies published in recent weeks have given researchers hope that obstacles facing stem-cell research may be overcome, as...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 02 June 2014 - 2:08PM

The Science of Eternal Sunshine: Scientists Erase and Restore Memories in Rats

If you could remove a painful memory, Eternal Sunshine-style, would you? If your answer is yes, then you're in luck. A team of...

Monday, 02 June 2014 - 11:18AM

Researchers Attempt to Teach Brains to Be Empathetic, Blade Runner-Style

Brazillian researchers may have developed brain exercises for the development of empathy. The researchers from three Brazilian...

Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 2:46PM

He's Back! Scientists Create Bionic Technology from Terminator

Inspired by cybernetic organisms in fiction such as the "Terminator" movies and television show, researchers from the University of...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 - 10:24AM

Interstellar: Fictional Version of Real-Life Technologies

With the recent release of the first trailer for Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," fans are gearing up for its November 7...

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - 4:46PM

The Real Cryonics: Human Trials Begin for Suspended Animation Technique

The human race is finally ready for suspended animation. This month, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital will attempt human trials for a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - 4:00PM

Science Meets Science Fiction at Duke University

When Duke professor Mark Kruse was asked to co-advise a dissertation that covered both literature and physics, it reminded him of his...

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - 1:03PM

Could The Science Behind Jurassic Park Save Our Insects?

You all know about the premise for Steven Spielberg's 1993 Jurassic Park, and hopefully you also know about the global effort going on...

Thursday, 22 May 2014 - 4:59PM

Kinect Cameras And Oculus Rift Used To Create A Real-Life Holodeck

A researcher at the University of California has succeeded in creating a prototype of a virtual reality 'holodeck'. Utilizing three...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 16 May 2014 - 11:20AM

Science Meets Science Fiction In Washington DC This Weekend

Science is truly meeting science fiction in Washington DC this weekend. No, really. Smithsonian Magazine's 'Future Is Here' festival...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 15 May 2014 - 4:39PM

The Many Ways That Science Met Science Fiction Last Week

Yet again the past week has seen science meet science fiction in the coolest ways imaginable. There were some giant leaps made in the...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 12 May 2014 - 5:11PM

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...

Kieran Dickson
Sunday, 09 March 2014 - 4:50PM

Could A Gravity-Style Disaster Actually Strike Earth's Satellites?

The terrifying events depicted in Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity were all started by one explosion on a satellite orbiting Earth, which...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 - 12:00PM

10 Sci-Fi Technologies That Already Exist

If we are to believe Hollywood, the future is a scary place. There are giant aliens, swarms of aliens and Nazis living on the moon,...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 17 October 2013 - 12:25PM

DeGrasse Tyson Cares Not For Gravity's Charms

When I watched Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity last week, I was absolutely blown away by just about every aspect of it, from the visuals to...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 07 October 2013 - 12:37PM

Scientists Create New Matter Resembling Lightsabers

Scientists at the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms have made a discovery that might just put us one step closer to real life...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 26 September 2013 - 11:36AM

M.I.T Course Aims To Make Sci-Fi Tech A Reality

Teleportation, robotic exoskeletons and flying cars. These are just a few of the technological marvels on display throughout this...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 - 5:09PM