Entries Tagged as 'sci-fi'

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

An Animated Guide to Humanity’s First Interstellar Mission

This animation from the Atlantic reveals how Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner wants to use a solar sail to explore the cosmos and go into interstellar space. Human spaceflight to our nearest star system, Alpha Centauri, won’t be happening for many, many years but that doesn’t mean we can’t send robots there.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Pogo Releases Tribute Song to Star Trek: TNG’s Data and Picard

Remix artist Pogo is famed for taking snippets and sounds from Disney movies and TV shows and turning them into melodious music. Now he’s paid tribute to Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Data in a musical medley that Worf would even enjoy.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

President Barack Obama Reveals the True Meaning of Star Trek

It’s no secret that the POTUS likes sci-fi and that he’s a full fledged Trekkie—he was also recently guest editor for WIRED magazine and as part of that he had a chat with WIRED editor in chief Scott Dadich and MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito where they discussed the original Star Trek series and [...]

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Causal Loop (A Time Travel Paradox) by Vsauce

A casual loop in time travel speak is a sequence of events where a certain event is among the causes of another event, which in turn is among the causes of the first-mentioned event, thus creating some weird time paradox. It’s a type of paradox that is often found in the movies, and in this [...]

Friday, October 7th, 2016

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, October 4th, 2016

Stranger Things as an 8-bit Video Game

Stranger Things was already a tribute to all things 1980s so it was crying out for someone to turn it into an 8-bit video game. And that’s exactly what the guys over at CineFix have done, taking the upside down and Eleven and everything else and making it pixelated. It’s the perfect homage to a [...]

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Story Trailer Starring Jon Snow (aka Kit Harrington)

If you can’t take seeing Jon Snow as evil, then you might not enjoy this trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. It features Kit Harrington as the antagonist, the disloyal Admiral Salen Kotch, and is set in space, taking the franchise the furthest its ever gone in terms of the cosmos. And they go [...]

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

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, September 7th, 2016

Watch ‘TK-436: A Stormtrooper Story’ an Award-Winning Fan Film

In this fan made short film we follow the life of a stormtrooper, right from when he signs up to fight as an imperial soldier leaving behind his beloved and his home planet. It then tracks his time in the Galactic Empire, showing the horrors he witnesses during his time at war—he even bears witness [...]

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Hedberg — A Bionic Hand Made from a Keurig Coffee Maker

Evan Booth is a guy who’s got some talent and if you wondered just what that talent is then look no further than his creation called Hedberg. Hedberg is a fully working bionic hand that’s been made entirely from parts of a Keurig K350 Coffee Maker that Booth took apart and re-appropriated. It took him [...]

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Prop Wars Sees Geeky Battles With Sci-Fi TV & Movie Weapons

Sneaky Zebra have gone full-on nerd in their latest video Prop Wars: Prop Harder which sees three guys do battle with a huge variety of props from all the very best nerdy film and shows. If you’re a fan of sci-fi and fantasy you’re going to recognise a whole host of this arsenal and the [...]

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

How Much Power Do You Need To Destroy A Planet?

With the Death Star 3.0 still fresh in everyone’s minds after Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this video wonders just how much power would such a planet-destroying weapon need to, well, destroy planets. In the new Star Wars the weapon gets its energy by sapping the power from a solar system’s sun, but would that [...]