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May 4, 2013

Scifi to SciFact #11: Tony Stark's Tech

We’re being spoiled by these years of blockbuster superhero movies, and our favorite comic book characters are seriously upping our expectations of technology. Thanks to the […]
May 3, 2013

An Alien's Guide to Conquering the Earth Naturally

Devious sci-fi aliens have hatched many plots to conquer humanity, from the Machiavellian Martians of “The War of the Worlds” books to the current hit movie […]
May 2, 2013

Bedsuits

Seventies science-fiction or science experiment? Not an actor or space traveller, this ‘pillownaut’ might not have his feet on firm ground, but he is simulating spaceflight […]
May 1, 2013

UFOs Flunk Believability Test for Alien Contact

The scientific search for life off Earth goes back at least 100 years; when electrical wizard Nikola Telsa thought that his “Magnifying Transmitter” had detected radio […]
May 1, 2013

Teensy alien-looking skeleton from Chile poses a medical mystery

A teensy skeleton with a squashed alienlike head may have earthly origins — but the remains, found in Chile‘s Atacama Desert a decade ago, do make for […]
April 7, 2013

Why Don't We Have Holodecks?

In one of the classic Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes, “The Big Goodbye,” Captain Picard dons a fedora as 1940s sleuth Dixon Hill. Picard found a brief escape […]
April 7, 2013

Swiss Spaceplane Set to SOAR

In the wake of the Space Shuttle’s demise, new spacecraft are being developed in droves. While all existing craft are space capsules, not unlike those used […]
April 6, 2013

Canadian Students Hear from ISS Commander

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency discussed the progress of his flight on the orbital laboratory April […]
April 6, 2013

Blue Skies Smiling at…Mars?

Mars with a blue sky is a bit disconcerting (here’s a picture of a piece of Mount Sharp with the colors balanced correctly). But this is […]