While science fiction writers aren't necessarily out to predict the future, every now and then, author Charles Stross sits down and speculates on what the near or far future might hold. This week, Stross has peered into the middle distance, imagining what Earth might look like in 500. He sees a world very different… »
Scientists make a lot of noise about how math and science are the true universal languages, and how, if we ever make contact with aliens we'll have to speak to them through that first. But have they thought about what that would mean? For example, will it mean that we will have to demote all Earth scientists to… »
Due to their position in the Gliese system, hypothetical creatures on planet Zarmina might not be alone in their own solar system, the way humans seem to be. And those neighbors could reach Zarmina pretty quickly. »
Yeah, according to leading Oscar soothsayers and prognosticators, James Cameron's Avatar has slid into the pole position. Is it worthy? Worthier than these three other genre flicks that should get the nod instead? »
Here's the naughtiest view I've ever seen of the spot between two cylinder blocks in a 1940s airplane engine. Specifically, it's a shot Elsie took of the Daimler Benz engine, which helped power the Messerschmitt 110 that Rudolf Hess flew to the U.K. in 1941. This precisely the kind of mechanical engineering porn… »
Following on the tail of the hit book The World Without Us by Alan Weisman, and the documentary Life After People, Hollywood seems determined to make scifi movies that explore the same theme. Certainly we've had "Earth without most of us" flicks like I Am Legend, but two movies that were on proud display at WonderCon, … »
Massive futuristic cubes are surrounded by waiting spaceships and transports in this concept set on a moon orbiting a ringed planet. Artist Steve Burg says he intended it to look inter-dimensional. »As lonely as we may find it to be, it certainly looks more inviting than LAX on a holiday weekend.