Science Of Sci-Fi

Top Ten Highlights from Our 'Science of Star Wars' SDCC Panel

Thank you to everyone who came to our panel at SDCC! We had a ton of fun, as panelists Fon Davis (production designer, Star Wars...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 13 July 2015 - 3:26PM

Astrobiologists Are Trying to Make a Real-Life Tricorder, and Other Highlights from NASA's SDCC panel

Thursday is generally a less eventful day at SDCC, but NASA's "Turning Science Fiction into Science Fact" panel did not disappoint....

Janey Tracey
Monday, 13 July 2015 - 1:07PM

William Hurt Calls the Plot of AMC's Humans 'Inevitable"

On AMC's Humans, eerily human-like androids called Synths have become staples in every household, as ubiquitous as iPads and iPhones....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 02 July 2015 - 2:47PM

Terminator: Genisys Science Consultant Calls Terminator Time Travel a 'Horrible Mess'

There are a lot of things wrong with Terminator: Genisys, not the least of which is the completely wonky altered timeline. But while...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 - 3:49PM

Star Wars Style Hoverbikes Snapped Up by the US Military

Just like jetpacks will soon be changing the face of EMTs, Star Wars style hoverbikes may soon be coming to the military.A deal...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 - 12:23PM

Scientific Journal Claims Interstellar Should Be Shown in Physics Classes

According to a bonafide scientific paper, Interstellar should be shown to students as an accurate portrayal of a wormhole.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 - 11:26AM

The Science of Ant-Man - Exploring the Reality of a Shrinking Superhero

How would the human body cope with being shrunk down to 'Ant Size'?

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 15 June 2015 - 2:45PM

Watch: All the Reasons the Science of Jurassic Park Is 'Just Awful'

Jurassic Park could never happen, but we love it anyway.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 10:26AM

Will Animals Overthrow Humanity? The Surprising Plausibility of CBS's Sci-Fi Drama 'Zoo'

What if animals banded together to try to take back the world from humanity? The question sounds pretty absurd, but it’s a question...

Alexandra Grunberg
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 - 2:45PM

7 Real-Life Military Technologies That are Straight Out of Science Fiction

If there’s one thing science fiction loves to predict, it’s future warfare. Unfortunately, the real world is offering up plenty of...

Johnny Brayson
Monday, 08 June 2015 - 5:57PM

Paleontologist Explains Why Jurassic World is More Scientifically Viable Than Jurassic Park

When it comes to pulling a John Hammond and cloning dinosaurs, the scientific community is generally agreed that a real-life Jurassic...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 05 June 2015 - 4:41PM

Five Ways Jurassic Park's Velociraptors Differ from Their Real-Life Counterparts

Velociraptors would have looked more like particularly vicious turkeys than the monsters we saw in Jurassic Park's kitchen scene.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 01 June 2015 - 3:19PM

Everything Wrong with the San Andreas Trailer, According to the Film's Scientific Consultant

The seismologist who consulted on the script for San Andreas claims that the filmmakers mostly ignored his advice.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 May 2015 - 9:35AM

Boeing Tests Laser Weapons for Defense Against Terrorist Threats

Boeing and the U.S. military are currently testing prototypes for laser weapons, like those used in Star Trek or Star Wars.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 1:44PM

Why the Military's 'Ethical Robots' May Decide to Wipe Out Humanity

From Ultron to the Cybermen, sci-fi tells us that "ethical robots" could easily decide to eliminate humanity for the greater good.

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 25 May 2015 - 12:36PM

Three Movie Robot Apocalypses that Could Happen in Real Life

Will Stephen King's inflammatory predictions come true?

Johnny Brayson
Thursday, 21 May 2015 - 10:03AM

Ex Machina, The Turing Test, and Sci-Fi's Fascination with Emotional Robots

Why is science fiction more concerned with a robot's feelings than its intelligence?

Alexandra Grunberg
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 - 10:58AM

The Science of Jurassic World - How the Humble Chicken Could Aid the Creation of Real Life Dinosaurs

Is it possible to genetically engineer dinosaurs? A renowned Paleontologist reveals how the humble chicken could be key to a real life...

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 11 May 2015 - 5:07AM

Space Is Filling Up with Junk - Here's What Scientists Are Planning to Prevent a Gravity-Type Disaster

A new report claims that there are millions of pieces of debris circling our planet, and scientists are planning everything from...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 - 12:52PM

May the 4th Be With You: Bill Nye Explains Star Wars Hologram Using Emojis

Bill Nye the Science Guy explains the Princess Leia hologram from Star Wars: A New Hope in honor of Star Wars day- using emojis.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 May 2015 - 2:43PM