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One of my all-time favorite movies is Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. At several points during the film, we see ill-fated astronauts David Bowman and Frank Poole using a flat, iPad-like device. In one of the posters for the movie, astronauts at a base on the Moon are seen using this device...

January 28th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Ariel Waldman contributes Movie Gadget Friday, where she highlights the lovable and lame gadgets from the world of cinema.Last week on Movie Gadget Friday we kicked off our two-part series in honor of the late Arthur C. Clarke with 2001: A Space Odyssey. This week continues our tribute as we look in...

March 28th 2008 at 10:36pm 0 Comments
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While Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and Arthur C. Clarke have popularized the idea of a space elevator, there are still a few kinks that need to be worked out before we start having folks hit the "door close" button for a 100,000 kilometer (62,000 miles) ride. The latest problem, according to a new article...

November 14th 2006 at 6:31pm 0 Comments