Science Of Sci-Fi

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

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