Science Of Sci-Fi

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

What Hyperspace Would Really Look Like

Hollywood got it wrong. That’s what a team of student scientists says about the depiction of Hyperspace travel in some of our...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 - 3:38PM