Entries Tagged as 'sci-fi'

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Watch the Second Official Trailer for Blade Runner 2049

The latest trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 has been released and it furthers what we saw in the first and the teaser. It also shows that it’s following on quite closely from Ridley Scott’s original movie. We see Ryan Gosling’s LAPD Officer K searching for Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), with Ford saying the [...]

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Why The Government Shouldn’t Break WhatsApp

There is currently a debate around whether apps like WhatsApp and iMessage should provide an encryption backdoor to the UK government, allowing them access to secure messages if they need it, so they can target criminals, peadophiles, and terrorists. It hasn’t happened just yet but it’s seems like a fairly resonable idea.

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Is It Okay to Touch Mars? Vsauce Investigates

With all this talk about heading to and then colonising Mars, YouTube channel Vsauce ponders whether it’s even OK to touch the surface of the planet. No rocks from Mars have ever been brought back to earth and no human has ever touched the plant’s surface, so what will happen when we do?

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 – Making-Of Featurette

When it was first announced there was a lot of scepticism surrounding a Blade Runner sequel—mainly because the original was so damn good and because the Philip K. Dick novel upon which it was based didn’t have a sequel. But things have been looking more and more positive as the trailers have come out. The [...]

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Watch ‘Search/Destroy’ A Strontium Dog Fan Film

If you were ever a fan of the British sci-fi comic book 2000 AD then you’ll know Strontium Dog. A long-running series it featured the character of Johnny Alpha, who’s a mutant bounty hunter with a bunch of crazy gadgets and weapons. Along with his Viking partner Wulf Sternhammer. It was created by John Wagner [...]

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 .