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Sci-fi stunner Prospect values small stories in a galaxy far, far away | Ars Technica

Western meets DIY in this space saga that's pretty enough to hang in a gallery.<p>AUSTIN, Texas—Make no mistake, South by Southwest conference film …

Science Fiction

Hands-On With Firmament, The Next VR Game From Myst Creators

Cyan World’s Myst is regarded as one of the most revolutionary and influential PC games of all-time for good reason. It ushered in a new era of …

Stream 47 Hours of Classic Sci-Fi Novels & Stories: Asimov, Wells, Orwell, Verne, Lovecraft & More

The pronouncements of French theorist Jean Baudrillard could sound a bit silly in the early 1990s, when the internet was still in its infancy, a …

Science Fiction

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VR is still a novelty, but Google’s light-field technology could make it serious art - MIT Technology Review

I recently got a private tour of a NASA space shuttle’s cockpit, a quirky mosaic-covered LA home, and a peaceful chapel with light streaming through …

Virtual Reality

Science Fiction Has Helped Predict the Future of Technology. Here's Why That's Scary

History has proven that science fiction hasn't just predicted the future, it's shaping it.<p>Many of the technological achievements in the last few decades were actually ideas prophetically described in science fiction literature long before they became a reality.<p>Throughout most of history, there's …

Science Fiction

NASA Is Testing a Mini Nuclear Reactor to Keep The Lights on When We Get to Mars

There aren't many other options.<p>Once we've figured out the logistics of getting people to Mars, there's the small matter of providing power for the …

Energy

Biologists' new peptide could fight many cancers

MIT biologists have designed a new peptide that can disrupt a key protein that many types of cancers, including some forms of lymphoma, leukemia, and …

Cancer Cells

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP - Riveted

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. For some reason, I never wanted to pick up a book set …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Anime

Kneel before Neill Blomkamp’s stunning CGI sci-fi short Praetoria

Neill Blomkamp's Oats Studios has unveiled its latest sci-fi short, titled <i>Praeotoria,</i> which boasts a mysterious warrior in a badass robotic suit of …

No, seriously, Amazon’s selling a top-rated 4K action camera with 19 accessories for $50

Are you headed out on an adventure this weekend? Well good luck reliving it with a handful of photos you snap with your smartphone. If you want to …

Remote Controls

3D to Virtual Reality walkthroughs for architects

The simplest way to convert your 3D models from Sketchup, Revit, 3DS Max and others to immersive Virtual Reality presentations on Samsung Gear and VR …

Live: Everything Elon Musk just unveiled about his plans to colonize Mars

Excitement Down Under<p>Every year, the who’s who of the space industry gathers at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) to celebrate all …

29 sci-fi and geektastic TV shows coming soon to 2017

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Entertainment

One of the Most Fascinating Short Films in Recent Memory Is Getting a Sequel

Make a list of the best science fiction films made this decade and <i>World of Tomorrow</i> is right near the top. If you haven’t seen or heard of it, that’s …

Trailers: Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars - Director's Trailer

A trailer has been released for <i>Starships Troopers: Traitor of Mars</i>. Written by Ed Neumeier (<i>Starship Troopers</i> and <i>Robocop</i>), Casper Van Dien and Dina …

Science Fiction

NASA Mars 2030 VR Experience Now Available (video)

If you would like to explore the surface of Mars using your virtual reality headset, you may be interested to know that NASA has this week made …

Virtual Reality

Stargate is returning with a prequel series about beloved archaeologist Catherine Langford

The 10-episode Stargate Origins will air on a dedicated new streaming service, Stargate Command.<p>It’s been more than two decades since the <i>Stargate</i> franchise first united our nerdy love of archaeology and interdimensional space stuff, and now the universe that spawned two movies and a trio of …

James Spader

Here’s how to delete your entire Facebook Messenger inbox

Whether it’s memes sent between friends or detailed archives of relationships past, Facebook messages can hold a lot of secrets.<p>Whether you’re hiding …

Social Media

The 13 Best Science Fiction Books of 2017

It's been a good year for sci-fi escapism.<p>In 2017, current events made escaping into a sci-fi story all the more appetizing, and there were lots of great choices.<p>Below are our 13 favorite sci-fi books from 2017. They include stories about underground lunar societies, a Manhattan partially covered …

Travel To Mars? A New Rocket Can Make Fast Human Trips Possible, Researcher Says

Human space travel to Mars is largely considered a far off moonshot – though not entirely impossible – to the international scientific community, …

Oculus Rift can now take you to the International Space Station

Oculus has partnered with NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency to create an educational simulation of what it's like to be …

Space Exploration

Free Spanish Lessons

<b>5 Minute Spanish 1</b> - iTunes<p>Self-paced course from University of Arkansas offers a good introduction to Spanish for those who have never studied it …

Super Moist Paleo Banana Bread

<b>by Lisa Bryan | Downshiftology</b> — December 14, 2016<p><i>This Paleo Banana Bread is healthy, super moist, delicious and easy to make – it only takes one</i> …

11 science fiction adventures to escape into this Thanksgiving holiday

Here’s the scene: your family is coming in from all parts of the country for the big day. It’s great to see everyone, but you honestly would rather deal with them through Facebook this year. You need a quick and easy way to escape the crowd, so you power up your e-reader and jump into a new …

Science Fiction

Cixin Liu is the author of your next favourite sci-fi novel

Subscribe to WIRED<p>When Cixin Liu's <i>The Three-Body Problem</i> was published in English in 2015, it became the first Chinese sci-fi novel to win a Hugo …

Science Fiction

The 30 Best Science Fiction Books in the Universe

When it comes to quality science fiction, there’s a lot to choose from. With competing classics from subgenres like cyberpunk and post-apocalyptic …

Mars, here we come: Breaking down the most advanced spacecraft in human history

If the idea of deep space travel conjures up mental images of a winged shuttle — or simply a dusted-off Apollo capsule — your imagination could use a …