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A Massive Auction Is Selling Off Marty McFly's Nikes, Star-Lord's Helmet, and Bill Murray's 'Ghostbusters' Suit

If you've ever watched Back to the Future II and wanted to get your hands on the iconic piece of sporting history that allowed Biff...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 - 10:25AM

Sci-Fi Writer Morgan Gendel Unveils His Plans for a New Mars Habitat

We’ve covered all kinds of stories where sci-fi tech crosses over into real world, from the winners of the Tricorder XPRIZE to...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 September 2017 - 6:50PM

Dr. Phil Frana Explores the Past, Present, and Future of Matter Duplicators

  We previously interviewed Dr. Phil Frana about digital immortality, memory, and sci-fi utopias, but his presentation at Escape...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 8:17PM

The Future of AI: From Quantum Computing to the Internet of Things

One of the most well-attended and energetic panels at Escape Velocity this year was "Artificial Intelligence: How Close Are We...And...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 7:15PM

Legendary Sci-Fi Author Joe Haldeman Tells the Story Behind 'The Forever War'

Joe Haldeman’s guest panel at Escape Velocity 2017 started with a short, sweet introduction from Charles Hildebrant, from the Museum...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 11:35AM

The Creation of the Klingon Language Was Bizarre, Funny, and Utterly Unique

Here’s a fun piece of trivia for Star Trek fans: Klingons spoke Klingon before the language was actually created. How is that...

Chris Mahon
Saturday, 02 September 2017 - 5:47PM

Three Big Ways 'The Expanse' Does Science Right

Syfy's The Expanse has won praise from fans and critics for being one of the most scientifically rigorous sci-fi shows on TV, to the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 September 2017 - 5:50PM

The 5 Best Short Sci-Fi Films From Escape Velocity 2017

When I sat down to see the film blocks at this year's Escape Velocity (hosted by the Museum of Science Fiction for the second year!),...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 September 2017 - 3:10PM

Check Out the Never-Before-Seen Concept Art for Tony Stark's Original MCU Iron Man Suit

We've gotten a glimpse of Tony Stark's new armor for Avengers: Infinity War, but what about the armor that started the series (and...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 31 August 2017 - 10:09AM

A New Satellite Company Offers Governments the Ability to Track People From Space

In the famous surveillance superstate that looms over England in George Orwell’s 1984, citizens face constant state supervision,...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 1:30PM

Elon Musk Has Raised at Least $27 Million to Experiment With Merging Brains With Computers

As anyone who can't function properly without their smartphone will tell you, humans are increasingly augmenting our brains with...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 10:48AM

Newly Revealed Traitor-Hunting Stormtroopers Will Chase Down Finn in 'The Last Jedi'

One of the most unique elements of the otherwise pretty unoriginal Star Wars Episode VII is the character of Finn, a Stormtrooper...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 10:07AM

The Science of Sci-Fi: How Science Fiction Predicted the Future of Genetics

  Since the golden age of science fiction, many authors have predicted the future with surprising accuracy. Interstellar travel...

Dan Koboldt
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 1:03PM

Domino's and Ford Are Testing Self-Driving Pizza Delivery Cars

It's a sad day for teenage pizza delivery guys everywhere, but great news for those who hate waiting for pizza: Ford has teamed up...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 10:38AM

Nostalgic 'Stranger Things 2' Posters Provide a First Look at Season Two's Antagonist, Billy

As we all know, the primary reason that Stranger Things exists is to remind those of us who were born in the Eighties that we are now...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 10:05AM

Amazon Has Created a New Artificial Intelligence to Design the Fashions of the Future

From Barbarella's daring ensembles to the mini-dresses and blazing gold communicators of the original Star Trek series to the sleek,...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 28 August 2017 - 11:50AM

'Star Wars' Rumor May Reveal Maz Kanata's Important Role in 'The Last Jedi'

Fan site Making Star Wars, which has been known in the past for breaking news stories months in advance (such as sharing a rumor about...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 28 August 2017 - 10:32AM

Meet Temi, the Tablet-Faced Robot Assistant Built for Video-Chats

The biggest problem with Skyping from your phone or tablet is that you constantly have to hold the device in order to make the best...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 28 August 2017 - 10:01AM

Watching Hurricane Harvey From the ISS Is Beautiful and Frightening

Batten down the hatches and brace for really bad news--something big is on the way, and it's not going to end well. Hurricane Harvey,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 25 August 2017 - 10:58AM

Japan's New "Weird Hotel" Is Staffed by Polite Robot Dinosaurs (and More)

The Henn na Hotel (or "Weird Hotel" in English) is one of Japan's newest attractions, having just thrown open its doors today for all...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 25 August 2017 - 10:26AM