Science & Tech

  • Meet Kodomoroid, The Android Newscaster

    Posted Sunday, June 29th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4

    Of course we have robots to protect the streets of future Detroit, serve as science officers on commercial towing spaceships, and become Stepford wives, so it makes sense the next evolution would be androids anchoring the news. Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science would like to introduce Kodomoroid, the world’s first newscasting android. (So, wait […]

  • New ‘Star Wars Scene Maker’ App Lets You Recreate Your Favorite Scenes

    Posted Sunday, June 29th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4

    If you ever fantasized about living the life that George Lucas leads, you can now step into the director’s chair with the new Star Wars Scene Maker app. Available for mobile devices that run iOS 7 or later, Star Wars Scene Maker revisits three legendary scenes from the original trilogy where users can recreate these […]

  • The Hollywood Science Fiction Museum Reaches its Kickstarter Goal

    Posted Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4

    I always thought C-3PO would make an excellent docent… Our sincere congratulations go out to the New Starship Foundation as they achieved their Kickstarter goal to open the Hollywood Science Fiction Museum. The New Starship Foundation is the non-profit responsible for restoring the original Enterprise bridge from ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’. New Starship was […]

  • The Government Wants to Control Your Emotions

    Posted Sunday, June 15th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4

    The upcoming film version of the ‘The Giver’ seems nothing like the book, but DARPA just gave a ton of money to two organizations aiming to create brain chips that would control our emotions. That seems eerily similar to the idea of “Sameness”, don’t you think? Typically most people equate DARPA, or The Defense Advanced […]

  • Holograms From Our Smartphones? This Company is Our Only Hope!

    Posted Sunday, June 15th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4

    Clearly our society has a need for holograms, whether it’s Princess Leia appealing to Obi Wan or an audience delighting in the resurrection of Tupac. A Carlsbad-based company is taking full-advantage of this national demand and is currently creating a way  for anyone to project a hologram from their smartphones. Ostendo Technologies has invented the […]

  • SpaceX Unveils the Dragon V2

    Posted Thursday, June 5th, 2014 06:53 pm GMT -4

    A huge development in the space industry took place last week when the private space company SpaceX unveiled it’s new Dragon V2 spacecraft. And I’ve got to say, the Dragon V2 spacecraft looks like a pretty sweet ride. Since 2010, NASA has been encouraging private companies to develop cutting-edge spacecrafts as part of its Commercial […]

  • The Military Has a Plan In Event of the Zombie Apocalypse

    Posted Thursday, June 5th, 2014 02:07 pm GMT -4

    If you’re like me, you probably spend a serious amount of time thinking about how an actual zombie apocalypse would transpire. Other people may dismiss your endless rumination as nothing more than the needless musings of a bored blogger. However, little do they know that the people who run and protect our fine country have […]

  • TV Review: ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – The World Set Free’

    Posted Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Cosmos’ holds no punches this week with “The World Set Free”, and it spends the better part of forty minutes explaining how climate change happened, why humans are the cause of it, and the detrimental side effects of the waste products of our society. That’s right. Climate change is a thing and humans caused it. […]

  • New Type of Wasp That Turns Cockroaches Into Zombies Named After Dementors

    Posted Monday, May 26th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Special wasps native to Thailand have finally been given a name and their title is inspired from the Harry Potter universe. After holding a vote at Berlin’s Natural History Museum, visitors chose the name Ampulex Dementor. The Ampulex Dementor wasp can literally turn cockroaches into zombies, much like JK Rowling’s Dementors being able to suck […]

  • New ‘Jupiter Ascending’ International Trailer From The Wachowski Siblings

    Posted Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 02:45 pm GMT -4

    Those Wachowski siblings are at it again! This time they’re bring us a sprawling space opera titled ‘Jupiter Ascending’ and we have a new international trailer for you! Mila Kunis. OK, so they now have my undivided attention! Even though Kunis is more than enough to get my wife’s attention as well, the addition of Channing […]

  • 3 New Clips Analyzing Tom Cruise’s Exo-Suit From ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’

    Posted Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 07:42 pm GMT -4

    Many would reference a colorful film starring Bill Murray to describe the plotline of Tom Cruise’s new film; ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ but being a total sci-fi geek, and having recently re-watched ‘Stargate SG-1,’ I find myself comparing the resetting of Cruise’s character to the episode ‘Window of Opportunity’ in which Jack O’Neil and Teal’c find themselves […]

  • TV Review: ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – The Immortals’

    Posted Monday, May 19th, 2014 08:36 pm GMT -4

    “The Immortals” is the best episode in ‘Cosmos’ we have seen since the early episodes. Told in a very human perspective, “The Immortals” seeks to answer difficult scientific questions with all the awe, wonder, and dread that the cosmos can offer us. It starts in a very Joseph Campbell style ( a la “A Hero […]

  • Scientists Engineer Alien DNA

    Posted Sunday, May 18th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have successfully engineered an organism with alien DNA — that is, DNA with bases that do not exist anywhere on Earth… yet. In the genes of every organism, DNA, in the form of a double helix, is bonded together with four bases, adenine (A), thymine (T), cytosine (C), and […]

  • Stephen Hawking Warns About The Dangers Of Artificial Intelligence

    Posted Friday, May 16th, 2014 07:30 pm GMT -4

    Last week, scientist Stephen Hawking warned everyone about the dangers of artificial intelligence. For Hawking, AI is no laughing matter. Sure, we all joke around about the impending doom that can result from AI. I have an ongoing inside joke with roomba that it is inherently evil and will one day destroy me (but also […]

  • Scientists Discover Earth-size Habitable Planet

    Posted Sunday, May 11th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4

    NASA scientists have found another Earth-like planet and this one seems to be the most habitable. Maybe. NASA astronomers found Kepler-186f which seems to be an Earth-like planet in the Kepler-186 star system. It’s about 500 light-years from Earth and is in the constellation Cygnus. Kepler-186f is roughly the same size as Earth and orbits […]