Science fiction

06.23.12
Negative radiation pressure in light could make some tractor beams real, we're already sucked in
06.23.12

Negative radiation pressure in light could make some tractor beams real, we're already sucked in

Developing a real, working tractor beam has regularly been an exercise in frustration: it often re...

By J. Fingas,   06.23.12
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06.21.12
Minority Report at 10: a look at technology from today to 2054
06.21.12

Minority Report at 10: a look at technology from today to 2054

Steven Spielberg's Minority Report, based on the Philip K. Dick short story, opened in North Ameri...

By D. Melanson,   06.21.12
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06.06.12
Ray Bradbury dies at 91, our world is that much poorer
06.06.12

Ray Bradbury dies at 91, our world is that much poorer

It's a sad day for science fiction fans everywhere, as Ray Bradbury has passed on at the age of 91...

By J. Fingas,   06.06.12
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04.25.12
Sci-fi publisher announces Tor and Forge will go DRM-free with all e-book titles
04.25.12

Sci-fi publisher announces Tor and Forge will go DRM-free with all e-book titles

Science fiction is often said to foresee the future, and today, that news couldn't ring more true....

By Z. Lutz,   04.25.12
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02.27.12
Captain's Log: Operation Gamma
02.27.12

Captain's Log: Operation Gamma

Like previous columns about The 2800, this is an overview and will contain spoilers. If you have...

By T. Shull,   02.27.12
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03.01.11
Timescape Sci-Fi watch makes you work for the time of day, looks good doing it (video)
03.01.11

Timescape Sci-Fi watch makes you work for the time of day, looks good doing it (video)

If you're like us, you don't mind working that grey matter to tell the time, especially if the watc...

By C. Trout,   03.01.11
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01.12.11
Flow my tears, the newly-built robotic head of Philip K. Dick said
01.12.11

Flow my tears, the newly-built robotic head of Philip K. Dick said

Yes, this is definitely a post (and video!) about a hand-built, robotic head of author Philip K. Di...

By L. Dziuban,   01.12.11
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08.27.10
Metropolis gets twenty-five minutes of lost footage, please don't tell Giorgio Moroder
08.27.10

Metropolis gets twenty-five minutes of lost footage, please don't tell Giorgio Moroder

Metropolis, Fritz Lang's 1927 epic, predated many of our own cinematic obsessions by decades. At ov...

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03.04.10
100 sci-fi stories in your pocket
03.04.10

100 sci-fi stories in your pocket

If you're an unabashed science fiction fan it's probably worth taking a look at 100 SciFi Stories fo...

By Mel Martin,   03.04.10
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