Tag: "science"

Robots and Lasers

Robots and Lasers

This week we’re looking at real life surgical grade lightsabers, robotic birds that mimic the real thing, and creepy Japanese robots intended for hugging!

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Universal Translation Devices Coming Closer to Reality

Scientists have once again taken their lead from popular science fiction culture for the development of their latest piece of technology. This time the goal is Star Trek’s universal translator, a device which can translate any language.

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Image Credit: X. Pei et al., Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

Scientists Manipulate Plasma to Help Fight Infections

A collaboration of Australian and Chinese researchers has recently come up with a new invention that may prove revolutionary, a handheld bacteria-killing flashlight.

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NASA Looks to Solar Satellites as Earth’s Next Source of Energy

NASA Looks to Solar Satellites as Earth’s Next Source of Energy

Availability of power has become a concern in recent years as renewable sources of energy run dry. NASA has come up with a new idea about how to make solar power from space practical.

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Geek Stuff Abounds

Geek Stuff Abounds

Sometimes you just get lost in the interwebs and you find the coolest stuff. I started off down the rabbit hole and here are three cool things that I found right in my own state.

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Defending Science Fiction

Defending Science Fiction

One of the most common misconceptions is that Sci-Fi is for children. While the genre is peppered with phasers and space ships, underneath it all lies so much more, allowing the reader to ponder “What if?”

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Fish Behavior Modification for Science Fair Projects

Fish Behavior Modification for Science Fair Projects

Need an idea for a science fair project? You can become a Jr. Pavlov with these simple goldfish behavior modification steps.

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Does Science Fiction Make Kids Smarter?

Does Science Fiction Make Kids Smarter?

Do you think that the imaginings of science fiction films and books pushes kids into wanting to pursue an education in that field?

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South Korean Prisons Might Have Mech Guardians Soon

South Korean Prisons Might Have Mech Guardians Soon

South Korea is one of the leading developers of robotic technology, so it makes sense that robotic prison guards are about to become a very real possibility in that country.

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Is StarTram the Future of Space Travel?

Is StarTram the Future of Space Travel?

While trains that have stations in outer space might sound like something out of a steampunk science fiction novel, proponents of the StarTram system feel that it is a technology that is truly worth looking into.

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The Future of Technology

The Future of Technology

We technophiles often have a tough time keeping up with the ever evolving world of technology. There are only so many magazines that one can subscribe to, only so many websites that one can bookmark and only so much time in the day to try to keep up with it all. For those of us […]

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Brian Cox is Carl Sagan

Brian Cox is Carl Sagan

Every so often I visit my girl friend in Tampa, and during my visits it is common practice for us to sit down and enjoy a night of watching Discovery Science. Don’t ask me how I found a dame as interested in Quantum Physics and parallel universes as I am; I still haven’t figured it […]

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Daniel X: Extremely Good or Extremely Unfaithful?

Daniel X: Extremely Good or Extremely Unfaithful?

James Patterson’s The Dangerous Days of Daniel X is possibly going to transition to the silver screen. One of most incredible things about the situation involves the speed at which the novel was optioned. Daniel X was released in July 2008, but New Regency Productions had already obtained the rights to make a movie in […]

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What Are The Latest Discoveries Being Made About Early Humans?

What Are The Latest Discoveries Being Made About Early Humans?

One aspect of science which has fascinated humans for much of our existence is the history of our ancestors. With new theories and discoveries being made in this field all the time, it can be hard to keep up with the scientific debate. So what new discoveries have been made? And what are we yet […]

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New Trend In Dentistry: The Robot Will See You Now

New Trend In Dentistry: The Robot Will See You Now

Dentistry is definitely an evolving science. New technologies are enhancing everything from routine cleanings and oral examinations to diagnosis and restorations. If you haven’t been to the dentist in awhile, you’re in for a (mostly) pleasant surprise. The rough scraping and cleaning you may remember from days gone by has been replaced with ultrasonic cleaners […]

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How Far Are We From Achieving These Scientific Milestones?

How Far Are We From Achieving These Scientific Milestones?

Science has brought us incredible advancement. We rely on science in some form for much of our everyday lives. Every time we turn on a light, take a painkiller, or use a washing machine, we’re using the fruits of past scientific discoveries. By its nature, science is ever-changing. There are many, many scientific discoveries yet […]

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Space is Still Florida’s Final Frontier

Space is Still Florida’s Final Frontier

July’s “last” NASA shuttle launch may have been the end of an era, but it isn’t the end of Florida’s heart for space exploration. Would-be space loving travellers should not fret.  I still remember my first trip to Florida in the early ‘90s. A school trip took me and about twenty other students from Canada […]

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The Top Five Electronics of 2011

The Top Five Electronics of 2011

2011 began the new decade with a technological bang. Products that once only appeared in science fiction magazines were popping-up on store shelves around the world. Homes and businesses were suddenly filled with gizmos and gadgets from another time. Here are the top five electronics of 2011: 1) Cyberdyne Challenge Hybrid Assistive Limb – HAL […]

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How Does a Frickin’ Laser Beam Work?

How Does a Frickin’ Laser Beam Work?

You might remember Dr. Evil’s pool of sharks with “frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads,” but do you know how a laser beam actually works? We don’t have Dr. Evil here to help us explain it, but we’ll do our best. Laser (“Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation”) was first termed in 1959. […]

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SETI Allows You to Help Search for Aliens

SETI Allows You to Help Search for Aliens

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Dr. Carl Sagan The question of whether or not we are alone in the universe has plagued humanity for ages. With the advance of science and space exploration, the possibility of finding life occurring elsewhere in the universe is becoming more and more likely. However, the gulf […]

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