How to power a starship with an artificial black hole

According to theory, it may be possible to create an advanced propulsion system that would harness the available energy from an evaporating black hole, a so-called Schwarzschild Kugelblitz drive. Here's how it would work. » 1/16/14 4:00pm 1/16/14 4:00pm

Meet the people who want to build our first starship

Recently, a group of scientists, engineers, and scifi writers gathered at the Royal Astronomical Society to discuss the latest ideas about how interstellar travel might actually happen. Here's what they talked about. » 10/25/13 2:05pm 10/25/13 2:05pm

Short film Project Kronos explores the dawn of interstellar travel

Visual effects veteran Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull has written and directed this riveting faux documentary chronicling humanity's first steps into deep space. » 5/10/13 9:40am 5/10/13 9:40am