Is this hovering computer mouse real or fake?

Get a load of this hover-tastic wireless computer mouse by KIBARDINDESIGN, which is purportedly in the "testing period and research market" stage of development. According to the design studio's website, the mouse — product designation: "The Bat" — levitates at a height of 40 millimeters on its own, or 10mm beneath the… » 3/05/13 7:40am 3/05/13 7:40am

Does technobabble give rise to pseudoscience?

Over at the Guardian, writer/comedian Simon Dunn raises a compelling question: when science fiction writers or creators insert junk science or "technobabble" into their stories, are they doing the same thing as the people who promote pseudoscience with a straight face? And isn't technobabble basically the same sort of… » 12/18/12 4:16pm 12/18/12 4:16pm