Science Of Sci-Fi

5 Times Star Trek Predicted the Future of Real-Life Science

Today is the 50th anniversary of one of the most beloved sci-fi franchises of all time, and one of the most prescient. Star Trek is...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 08 September 2016 - 6:07PM

Could The Flash Launch a Rocket Out of Earth's Atmosphere?

Ridiculously nerdy question of the day: if The Flash acted as rocket fuel by literally running out the back of a rocket, could he...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 05 September 2016 - 2:20PM

Watch: You Can Now Use the Force to Control Sphero BB-8

Just as BB-8 is pretty much a perfect droid, Sphero BB-8 is already a pretty perfect toy. But now, Sphero has added the one thing...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 01 September 2016 - 5:10PM

Belgian Museum 3-D Prints Life-Size Model of the Stargate Device

If you've ever wanted to walk through a real-life Stargate device, now's your chance, because Belgium’s Royal Museum of Mariemont...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 August 2016 - 4:26PM

Here's Why Lightsabers Don't Burn Your Hands Off

As we all know, in the Star Wars universe people get their hands cut off--a lot. So much, in fact, that it's become more of a running...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 August 2016 - 2:15PM

A Life-Size, Robotic R2-D2 Figure Is Coming Our Way

We already have a life-size, voice-controlled BB-8, but let's not forget about the adorable little robot who started it all. Sideshow...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 August 2016 - 12:10PM

Science Fiction in the 21st Century: Helping Science Celebrate the Fringe Genius

Science fiction portrays the development of breakthroughs in a sort of folk-historical way—the lone madman in his garage,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 25 August 2016 - 10:31AM

NASA Will Hold a Science of Star Trek Convention Next Weekend

Star Trek is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and the franchise is celebrating with both Star Trek Beyond and a new TV...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 - 3:22PM

How Big Would a Futurama Ice Cube Need to Be to Combat Climate Change? (Hint: Really Big)

Global warming is a huge problem, and it's not going away anytime soon. As of this week, every single month in 2016 has been the...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 21 August 2016 - 12:31PM

Exclusive: Full Space Expo Programming Schedule at Long Beach Comic Con 2016

Long Beach Comic Con is coming up next month, which means that the science-minded Space Expo is making a comeback. While all Comic...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 19 August 2016 - 11:19AM

Disney Patents "Real" Lightsabers for Star Wars Land

Is Disney trying to build real-life lightsabers for their Star Wars theme park? Well, no, not in the sense that they're forming a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 - 2:27PM

How the Upside Down from "Stranger Things" Could Actually Exist

Spoilers for Stranger Things season 1 follow!If you've watched the first season of Stranger Things (and if not, what are you waiting...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 11 August 2016 - 1:59PM

Watch the Smithsonian Restore the Original Star Trek Enterprise Model to Its Former Glory

This year is Star Trek's 50th anniversary, and Trekkies are getting plenty of celebrations. In addition to the panel at San Diego...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 01 August 2016 - 4:41PM

Someone Calculated How Much it Would Cost to Make a Fully-Functioning Darth Vader Suit

It was one of the most feared weapons in the Empire's armory, causing devastation and destruction just about everywhere it went. No,...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 29 July 2016 - 3:28PM

Watch: Why Humans Can't Survive Being Shrunk

Sometimes real-life science is able to catch up with the speculative technology in science fiction--usually Star Trek--but more often...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 July 2016 - 2:24PM

Star Wars Celebration Revealed Exactly How BB-8 Works

BB-8 has been beloved by Star Wars fans ever since he showed up in the first teaser, and even more so when he was revealed to be an...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 18 July 2016 - 4:31PM

Blacksmiths Create Real-Life Version of Aquaman's Trident

Aquaman might be the butt of a lot of jokes, but most fans would still jump at the opportunity to hold a real-life Aquaman trident....

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 - 1:42PM

How Star Trek Is Inspiring NASA's Journey to Mars

Star Trek has predicted and inspired countless modern technologies, notably the cell phone, the tablet, and (possibly) portable...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 03 July 2016 - 11:05AM

Watch: What Would Happen If You Decapitated Deadpool?

What would happen if you decapitated Deadpool? In the movie, we saw that he can re-grow entire body parts with his regeneration...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 July 2016 - 1:30PM

Become an X-Man with This Cyclops-Inspired Flamethrower Mask

In the X-Men universe, Cyclops has the ability to emit high-energy beams from his eyes that destroy anything in their path. Now, you...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 27 June 2016 - 2:10PM