Entries Tagged as 'sci-fi'

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 [...]

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Supercut of Every Oscar Winner for Visual Effects

With the 2017 Oscars looming before us, now’s the perfect time to look back at all the Oscar winners for visual effects, from 1927 to 2016. The VFX is an interesting category because it often includes those big budget blockbusters or sci-fi movies that often don’t get a nod in the best picture Oscar category. [...]

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Awesome Homemade Massive ED-209 Robot

Remember the badass ED-209, Omni Consumer Products peachekeeping machines from RoboCop? Of course you do, it was a cooler robot than even RoboCop himself, although they’re not very good on stairs. Anyway, the guys at Ghostlight created a very large, very detailed ED-209 and it’s seriously impressive.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

The Untold Truth Of Rogue One

Being the first standalone story in the Star Wars universe there was a helluva lot riding on Rogue One, and it wasn’t all plain sailing to get to the final movie. There were frequent rewrites, extensive reshoots, and all the scenes featured in the trailers that never actually made it into the movie.

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

How the 80s Film ‘The Running Man’ Predicted 2017

It was thirty years ago in 1987 that sci-fi movie The Running Man starring Arnold Schwarzenegger came out. And, strangely, it seems to have totally predicted the prevailing climate of 2017. It features a television host giving orders to a police state in the midst of economic collapse. Meanwhile the citizens are way too distracted [...]

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Guy Builds Drone That Can Make a Human Fly

For some reason, probably due to safety, no one sells drones that can lift a human off the ground, so Casey Neistat decides to build one. He then dresses up as Santa and climbs on a snowboard and gets towed along by this powerful flying machine whizzing down, and up, the slopes.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Star Wars: Rogue One Toys Stop Motion Film Shows Chirrut Îmwe Vs. Stormtroopers

If you’ve seen Rogue One then you’ll know how badass Chirrut Îmwe is, the blind warrior monk who was born on the moon Jedha. And even though he can’t see he still kicks Galactic butt while chanting his mantra “I am one with the Force, the Force is with me” as he strides into battle. [...]

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Introducing UniVRsity: The Virtual Reality College Experience

There’s no doubt that college can be a great time in a person’s life, but it can also be expensive and you have to move somewhere else and things don’t always work out exactly as planned when you get there. You know, you think you’re going to be partying every night but you end up [...]

Friday, December 16th, 2016

The Story Behind the Worst Video Game of All Time

When it comes to video games, there is one game in particular that is renowned for being one of the worst video games ever made—and the biggest flop of all time. That game is ‘E.T, The Extraterrestrial’ for Atari 2600 and the game’s designer, Howard Scott Warshaw, far from being ashamed that the game has [...]