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 […]Read More Writing Realistic Research Labs
By Robbie Gonzales HALF A CENTURY ago, astronomers observed their first pulsar: a dead, distant, ludicrously dense star that emitted pulses of radiation with remarkable regularity. So consistent was the object’s signal that astronomers jokingly nicknamed it LGM-1, short for “little green men.” It wasn’t long before scientists detected more signals like LGM-1. That decreased the […]Read More We Can Navigate Using Pulsars: Where to Now?
This guy talks a lot, so you may want to skip through the video a bit like I did, but it’s well worth the look!Read More What Does the Sun Look Like from Other Planets?
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 […]Read More Physicists Have Created an Artificial Gamma Ray Burst in the Lab
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 […]Read More Happy Holidays!
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…
The Time Machine & The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read a combined edition of these two books for the SF Masterworks Reading Challenge and the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club here on Goodreads. The Time Machine Read for the Need to Reread Challenge. I have, […]Read More Book Review: The Time Machine & The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells