The Science Fiction Stories that Inspire and Hinder Real Science

Click to viewEverything from satellites and space travel to synthetic biology and robots existed in fiction before they were realized in a lab — and most science fiction fans assume that situation is somehow beneficial for scientists. We told you earlier that Buzz Aldrin disagrees (he thinks scifi killed space travel). … » 7/14/08 10:39am 7/14/08 10:39am