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January 29, 2013

In a Week of Space Tragedy Anniversaries, We Must Continue to Venture Onward

Today marks the second in a week of three tragic anniversaries in space exploration. On Jan. 27, 1967, we lost three astronauts in the Apollo 1 […]
January 28, 2013

Scientists develop Star Trek style tractor beam

Taking a page out of Gene Roddenberry’s popular “Star Trek” series, researchers have announced the development of a “tractor beam“. Scientists from Scotland’s University of St. […]
January 28, 2013

Remembering Apollo 1, NASA’s First Major Disaster

46 years ago today, veteran astronaut Gus Grissom, first American spacewalker Ed White, and rookie Roger Chaffee were killed in a cabin fire during an Apollo […]
January 27, 2013

From SciFi to SciFact #4: The Solar Sail

One of the most highly-anticipated pieces of dream technology is the solar sail, a concept featured in the visually beautiful Disney animation “Treasure Planet. While the […]
January 24, 2013

Sci-fi Fiction to Fact #3: Star Trek “The Cage”

Star Trek has undoubtedly been a driver inspiring scientific and technological advances since it first aired in 1966. The Cage was a lost episode, originally rejected […]
January 18, 2013

Fiction to Fact #2: The Maze (1953)

Throughout the 1950’s there were quite a few Creature Features that have continued to inspire generations.  Consider this film, originally in 3D with a initial scene […]
January 16, 2013

From SciFi to SciFact #1 – A Trip To The Moon (Le Voyage dans la lune)

From SciFi to SciFact – A Trip To The Moon (Le Voyage dans la lune) What inspired man to look the stars? Often named as the […]
January 13, 2013

Fan’s Choice – Top Ten Science Fiction Films of All Time (Part 2)

5.  The Thing (1952, 1982 and 2011) [quote]“Thousands of years ago it crashes, and this thing… crawls out, or gets thrown out, and it ends up […]
January 12, 2013

From Science Fiction to Science Fact – The Sci-Fi Origins of Modern Technology

In 1486, leornodo Di Vinci, while under the patronage of LudoVico Sforca devised an armoured vehicle for use in the battlefield. In a letter to Sforca […]