Science Of Sci-Fi

This Bizarre Real-Life 'Westworld' Robot is Much Less Dangerous Than It Sounds

So far as we know, the robotic hosts from Westworld don't exist in real life yet. Part of that is because nearly every humanoid robot...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 21 April 2018 - 12:10PM

An Astrophysicist Says Isaac Asimov's Legendary Sci-Fi Planet 'Kalgash' Could Be Real

Isaac Asimov's 1990 novel Nightfall takes place on Kalgash, a planet illuminated by a ring of stars that only sees nightfall once...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 09 April 2018 - 12:45PM

Google's New AI Predicts Future Heart Attacks By Scanning Your Eye

Heart disease is the leading cause of death around the world.We're not, as a species, doing ourselves any favors in this regard. Tasty...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 10:30AM

Scientist Claims Immortality Is Coming... But There's A Catch

Death is such a pain. There's no opt-out, and decomposing is a hassle.Not for long, though. According to scientist Dr. Ian Pearson,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 9:16AM

Marvel Asked Scientists if a Real 'Ego the Living Planet' Could Possibly Exist

When Kurt Russell appeared in Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, he portrayed one of the comic book publisher's more...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 - 8:37PM

One Person 3D Printed Amazing Sci-Fi Things For a Full Year

For anyone who wants to get into 3D printing, the biggest obstacles right now are the costs (both the printer itself and materials...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 9:26PM

Conspiracy? Country Music Star Wants Taco Bell To Stop Joking About The Illuminati

While everyone is quite aware that fast food isn't something that you should eat on a regular basis, few would claim that any...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 2:58PM

See the 'Stranger Things' Upside Down in Augmented Reality

Anyone who's seen Stranger Things will know that it's unwise to enter the Upside Down flippantly. The air in this strange alternate...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 05 January 2018 - 6:25PM

NASA Goes Full Jedi, Channels Mace Windu With Purple Laser

We all know that Mace Windu is the coolest Jedi Master.Sure, Yoda's funny, and Obi Wan is always classy, and there was that time that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 9:29AM

Scientists Baffled Over Half-Preserved Dinosaur-Like Corpse Found In India

Scientists are trying to identify the remains of a dinosaur-like creature found in India.

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 11:04AM

Imgur User Makes Working 'Fallout'-Inspired Coil Gun

An Imgur user has created a working coil gun inspired by 'Fallout's' Gauss Rifle.

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 10:19AM

Watch the Death Star's Construction in This Incredible Time-Lapse Video

If you've ever imagined what it would take to actually build the Death Star, you finally have an answer. Despite having its own...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 11:49AM

Real-Life Thor Creates Flying Hammer That Returns to His Hand

Over the last five years, YouTube has seen a rise in incredibly capable tech hobbyists with access to advanced machine tooling and a...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 13 November 2017 - 11:14AM

Build Your Own Iron Man 'Jet Shoes' With NASA's New Public Patent

This is one of those moments where science-fiction transcends "fiction."  NASA has long held a patent for Iron Man-style "jet...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 10:02AM

How Sci-Fi Movies Get Mutants (and Evolution) Wrong

  Recently, a large-scale genetics study examined DNA from 215,000 participants to determine how and where the human genome might be...

Dan Koboldt
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 - 1:16PM

21st Century Problems: How NOT To Fall In Love With A Chatbot

If Ex Machina has taught us anything, except that Oscar Isaacs has some incredible dance moves in his arsenal of talents, it's that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 11:37AM

Nvidia Has Built a Real-Life Virtual Reality Holodeck

As the ability to wander around artificial simulated worlds becomes easier thanks to developments in virtual reality technology, many...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 10:57AM

Could DARPA's Brain Uploads Lead To 'Matrix' Military Training?

With all the movies and TV shows currently streaming online, who has time to learn a new language or some other cognitive skill...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 09 October 2017 - 11:22AM

The Most Powerful Weapons In The Sci-Fi Universe

Understanding one's tools is important, but it's especially paramount when dealing with weapons. Whether you're a Green Beret raising,...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 05 October 2017 - 4:43PM

How The Fastest Ships In The Universe Stack Up

While Elon Musk works on getting us to condos on Mars with SpaceX or, at the very least, trying to close the temporal gap of coastal...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 - 2:33PM