Vacationing in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Chernobyl is a radioactive wasteland, fallout from a horrific meltdown. Except after decades of abandonment, it's not so much a wasteland as an unintentional wildlife refuge. Check out these futuristic designs to transform the disaster zone into a prime tourist destination. » 4/29/14 10:27pm 4/29/14 10:27pm

Get Ready For Antigravity! And Other Pieces of Sadly Incorrect Futurism

This piece from the 1930s shows scientists trying to come up with antigravity — now it's more than 50 years later and we're still waiting on hoverpads and floating grav-lifts. This poster is part of a series of ">eight that all showcase futures we should have had by now, like fish bowl swimming pools, flapwing… » 2/21/08 4:00pm 2/21/08 4:00pm

Swiss Death Star Is Answer To Global Warming

This starship-shaped building is designed to rescue the Swiss Alps from the effects of climate change. The region hopes this silver luxury resort, with its one Cylon-esque red eye, will help it attract visitors after there's no more snow to ski on. The Intercontinental Resort in Davos opens in 2010, but here's a… » 12/27/07 2:00pm 12/27/07 2:00pm

Predators Don't Get Carpal Tunnel

How do you make a fictional user interface look futuristic when actual UIs are getting flashier every day? That's the challenge that Mark Coleran struggled with in designing interfaces for Alien vs. Predator, Blade 2, The Island and other movies. His solutions? Fast-moving graphics, touch-screens packed with data,… » 12/11/07 6:30am 12/11/07 6:30am

A Kryptonian City Refracts The Blood Red Sunlight

It's sunset on Krypton. The towers of Krypton grew organically, like crystals, but then humans carved and polished them afterwards. That's the theory that concept artist Jason Dunn brought to a Krypton flashback in a recent episode of Smallville. This mix of the organic and the hand-crafted informed Dunn's sketches… » 11/20/07 6:30am 11/20/07 6:30am

Evil Space Fortress Plays Wagner

This evil space fortress is really a concert hall. The 360 feet tall Elbe Philharmonic, seen in an artist rendering, will stand on a land spur that juts out onto the Elbe river in Hamburg. But will it still look terrifying or just sad and dated, after a couple decades? Image by Herzog & Meuron for AP.

Photo gallery. » 11/15/07 8:20am 11/15/07 8:20am

Spy Satellite Diagnoses Cancer

Satellites will soon capture ultrasound images of unborn children in rural Nunavut and beam them all the way to Ontario. It's just part of a new pilot program which uses technology developed for diagnosing astronauts from Earth. Already, doctors in Calgary can look at real-time ultrasounds of patients in Banff and… » 11/14/07 10:00am 11/14/07 10:00am

Man Hops Off A Freight Train At 7,000 KPH In Space


Rockets may be a thing of the past one of these days. Instead, we may use huge electromagnetic "rail guns" to escape from the gravity of a body such as Earth or the Moon. But this concept hasn't appeared much in movies or TV yet. Hence this new short film (which is still in development, hence the unfinished test… » 11/12/07 9:59am 11/12/07 9:59am

Testicles Of The Future Will Have Support

Men will have a tough time in the future apocalypse, what with the robot uprisings and the brain-eating sludge. But at least they'll have exciting undergarments.

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