Entries Tagged as 'sci-fi'

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Here’s How Humanity Could Spread Across the Galaxy

Elon Musk talked recently about his Interplanetary Transport System that he hopes will take humans to Mars within the next ten years. He wants to then use it as a base to explore the galaxy. But manned spaced flight is not the only way. Way before Elon Musk scientists proposed the idea of the von [...]

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Space Sex is Serious Business

Although there has been very limited research in the area, human reproduction in space is going to be a key factor when it comes to colonizing other planets and living on Mars. Because while going somewhere relatively close like the Moon takes only days, a mission to Mars would take a months. And as technology [...]

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Guy Entrusts His Hand to a Robot in This Very Dangerous Knife Game

Robots are nothing if not precise, but that doesn’t mean to say you would trust one with not stabbing you through the hand if it was performing a game of five-finger fillet with an actual knife. YouTuber Irfon Automation does however, putting his faith in a Staubli TX40 Robot and his neighbor’s programming to enable [...]

Monday, April 24th, 2017

The Robot That Shines a Laser in Your Eye

Some people are working on robots that can go into disaster sites or nuclear meltdown areas and do valiant work that is just way too dangerous for people to do. Other people, like this guy, are creating robots that constantly and ceaselessly shines a laser in your eye. And kudos to his engineering skills, because [...]

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Solutions to the Fermi Paradox or Where the Heck Are All the Aliens?

YouTube science channel ‘Kurz Gesagt – In a Nutshell’ looks at the concept know as the Fermi Paradox, which basically states that if the universe is so damn old and so damn big with trillions of stars, why have we not met any aliens yet? Or found any sign of their existence? And what does [...]

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Short Film Follows Cassini’s Grand Finale

Made in collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), this short film from director Erik Wernquist is about the spectacular ending of the Cassini/Huygens mission to Saturn. Both made to be informative and an inspiration, it follows what will happen in the last months of the missions, celebrating the historic accomplishments of this special spacecraft.

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Watch Strange Beasts, a Dark Short Film About Virtual Reality Pets

Magali Barbe is a director and VFX animator who’s previously applied her skills to big budget Hollywood movies, and now she’s just released a short story that peers into our virtual reality future. It looks at the concept of VR pets and creatures but has a kind of of Black Mirror type vibe .

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Check Out Wacky CGI Animated Short ‘Black Holes’

This animated short by Noodles Studio is a proof of concept for a proposed animated adult series. The series will center around an astronaut named Dave who is headed to Mars. As a mark of the kind of wackiness you can expect from the series, his buddy on this journey is a sentient melon who [...]

Friday, March 10th, 2017

A Robot and a Master Swordsman Have a Battle of Blades

The Yaskawa Bushido Project sees iaijutsu master swordsman and Guinness World Record holder Isao Machii face off against a robotic arm in an epic contest of technique and endurance. Motion capture is used to teach the machine Machii’s cutting techniques and then a series of swordsmanship tests are undertaken. You can see the results in [...]

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Why General AI Won’t Want You To Fix its Code

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are subjects that will be of huge importance over the next 20 or 30 years, as intelligent computer systems and automation takes over more and more aspects of our lives. In this video from Computerphile AI geek Rob Miles looks at why AI won’t want you meddling with it and [...]

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Inside Japan’s Tricked-Out DIY Disco Truck Culture

Driving down a highway in Japan can be an intriguing experience, especially if you came across the tricked-out vehicles from their DIY truck culture. The subculture is called dekotora and it’s where long-haul drivers add custom graphics, lights and swag to their vehicles on an insane level. And it’s not cheap, some dekotora customizations cost [...]

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

How Will SpaceX Get Us To Mars? This Video Explains

Getting people to Mars is something you may have read briefly about online but you probably don’t know the nitty-gritty of how it’s going to work. Elon Musk’s Space X is one company that wants to get humans to the red planet and they want to do it in a cost effective way, bringing down [...]