The Oscar-winning scientist who first came up with "bullet-time"

Remember when we all went wild because The Matrix brought out "bullet-time"? They were about half a century behind Harold Edgerton. He was an engineer who first started looking into the idea of photographing fast motion. He let people see exploding apples and coronets made of droplets. And he made the world a much… » 3/01/13 8:00am 3/01/13 8:00am

Trapped On A Post-Apocalyptic Highway, In A Robot Truck

All of a sudden, I'm desperate to read Junot Diaz's new science fiction novel — just as soon as he can finish it. Diaz, who just won the Pulitzer Prize for The Brief And Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, a book littered with nerdy references to Star Wars and comics, shared a brief excerpt from his new novel-in-progress, … » 4/16/08 3:30pm 4/16/08 3:30pm