Writing Realistic Research Labs

By Jenny Ballif This article on writing realistic research labs is part of the Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy blog series. Each week, we tackle one of the scientific or technological concepts pervasive in sci-fi (space travel, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, etc.) with input from an expert. Please join the mailing list to be notified every time new content is posted. About the […]

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Physicists Have Created an Artificial Gamma Ray Burst in the Lab

By Matt Williams On July 2nd, 1967, the U.S. Vela 3 and 4 satellites noticed something rather perplexing. Originally designed to monitor for nuclear weapons tests in space by looking for gamma radiation, these satellites picked up a series of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) coming from deep space. And while decades have passed since the “Vela Incident“, astronomers are still […]

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Happy Holidays!

I hope this holiday season brings you food, friends and family (in that order; sometimes family is a mixed blessing!)  However you choose to celebrate, Happy Holidays! Enjoy this awesome playlist I found of geekish holiday songs and videos!  And may you and yours find all the best in the New Year! (And by the […]

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Sci-Fi D&D FTW 2.0

Originally posted on Mephit James' Blog:
After I posted my last thoughts about Sci-Fi adaptations, I got a few very helpful responses from people. In an effort to leave no moonrock unturned (see what I did there?) I’m back with a few more additions. First off, I want to make it clear that I’m concentrating…

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