- A new book, Star Trek – Costumes, showcases 50 years of Star Trek fashion.
- The DeLorean Ecto88 combines Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, and more! (video)
- Margaret Atwood’s 10 favorite books include 1984 and Game of Thrones.
- Realistic holograms may be just around the corner.
- Surreal science fiction collages (wacky art).
- NASA patent giveaway! NASA just released over 1200 patents for public use, including nifty lightweight wi-fi systems and solar-powered refrigerators.
- In other NASA news: Cassini spacecraft will zoom just 30 miles above Enceladus, Saturn’s moon. It’s southern pole emits icy plumes, and scientists want to know why.
- NASA’s new monster rocket – the Space Launch System (SLS), passes a design review and gets a makeover.
- Want a Halloween costume idea? How about the Mars Rover!
- Gorgeous, full-scale images of our universe’s earliest galaxies.
- Einstein’s theory of general relativity: Over 100 years old and still full of surprises.
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- Kepler’s data on a variably dimming star might be strange orbital comet formations — or the beginnings of a massive alien superstructure (wow article). Learn more about what Kepler was looking for: Dyson spheres, the hypothetical alien megastructures that can absorb all energy from a star. For those who have read Dan Simmons’ Rise of Endymion, this should ring a bell.
- From Dyson spheres to Death Stars: Star Wars has released a new trailer (video). Everyone asks – what happened to The Force?
- Behold the eye of the storm: New HD 4K video of Jupiter released by NASA.
- NASA releases data on enigmatic Pluto, and does a Reddit Q&A on a mission to Mars. With all this new press, should NASA get a new logo? (cool art)
- But will Europe and Russia get a space settlement before NASA?
- How to get there? Let’s blow massive polymer bubbles in space.
- Till then, we’ll have to satisfy ourselves with a Star Trek turbolift at work.
- Want this cute robot smartphone? It has fewer features than an iPhone, but can dance!
- Aliens, robots, and smartphones – what would Marty McFly think of the real 2015? (fun video)
The last season of SyFy’s Continuum just ended, and now a large time-portal sized hole lies gaping in our hearts. Will we ever again see the wily antics of Alec Sadler (both good and evil versions), the torn loyalties of Kiera Cameron, or the trash talk of Garza – because she’s fricking awesome? If budget constraints and producer whims were of no limit, here are five Continuum spin-off series that we would love to see.
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- Happy fall everyone! Dune and pumpkin spice is in the air. Like the image above? Here’s more, and more. To round out this upcoming holiday season, please enjoy this BB-8 pumpkin, and a special Star Wars themed dessert menu.
- Next time, maybe MIT’s artificial intelligence can go trick or treating with you.
- I have a feeling older amputees would also enjoy these bionic hands.
- Scott Kelly plays with liquid bubbles in space! (4K video from the ISS).
- Speaking of space, who (or what) is out there? X-Files releases new animated promo trailer.
- New book out this week features never-seen-before Star Trek costumes and concept images.
- Can it be true? Firefly cast says they’re game for a second season at New York Comic-Con.
- Till then, SyFy is amping up its marketing for its new space series, Expanse, premiering this December. The network recently released a new app that let’s you view the spaceships in 3D.
- Did physicists get an atom to travel back in time?
- In other mashup news, Universal Studios debuts a Jaws 19 trailer (video), based on Marty McFly’s Back to the Future. Also – have you seen this hoverboard commercial?
- General Electric is banking on a new science fiction podcast “The Message” to boost brand awareness. It’s throwback time to Ronald Reagan’s General Electric Theater (video).
- “One More Mission” – A Saturday Night Live skit by Phil Hartman (video).
- Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion’s tongue-in-cheek webseries about the fanimals in all of us – “Con Man” – is now available on Vimeo.
- New science fiction anthology released: Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015.
- Following the successful launch of The Heart Goes Last, Margaret Atwood talks about how her dystopian futures are inspired by the real world.
- Trash collectors: Robots will collect your rubbish bins, while mealworms eat your styrofoam.
- It’s better to Reduce, Reuse, and then Recycle. This cute edible plastic water bottle called Ooho! fits the bill.
- Top three designs announced in NASA’s 3D printing challenge. One of them is an igloo on Mars.
- On the heels of The Martian is JPL’s Open House this weekend. Brace for the crowds.
- Planet’s moon Charon snaps into focus.
- NASA releases thousands of high-quality images from the Apollo missions (wow pics).
- Facebook to beam internet to sub-Saharan Africa — from space!
Sunday, a day of rest. I looked up from my lounge chair at the sunlight streaming in from the windows, and took another sip of my coffee. The faint wisps of steam rose from my dark, bitter brew, and mingled with the pink teardrops of light that showered above.
Damnit! – I thought to myself. They’ve done it again. Improved on something that was already perfect. Lazy afternoon sunbeams should be just that – lazy afternoon sunbeams. Now, my smart window thinks something else will please my family more. That we needed something more wondrous, more exciting than simple, mundane, delicate rays of light. Sunbeams, born in nuclear fire and transported millions of miles to our window, are now refracted and reflected a million times by microscopic chips. The light now flows through my living room like chandelier rosettes. They’re doing a little dance, dipping and scattering in time with my coffee’s steam. (more…)by
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