Category Archives: Science Fiction

Humanity’s trip to the moon began with a trip through our collective imagination. Science fiction is now a plethora of media: blogs (like this one), books, TV, anime, web, movies, games…

Pepper Picking Robot

Here is an interesting article which turns several science fiction items into science fact:  Who needs farmers? To summarize, the robot has a combination of optical sensor suited for detecting color, a prehensile grip, and a self-contained environment for operating.  … Continue reading

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Where were the robots in Passengers?

Passengers was an excellent science fiction movie.  I hate spoilers, so I won’t rehash the plot or many of the details.  However, when you finish watching, ask yourself two questions.  First, where were the robots?  Even today we have untethered, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Rogue One

My first reflection on Rogue One is how the script-writers (or plot mechanics) completely destroy the battlefields.  First, the city of Jedha is destroyed after the rebels rescue some hi-jacked crystals which are being collected to fuel the Death Star. … Continue reading

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Saturday Science Fiction

I haven’t posted in a few weeks due to real life, but here is an interesting little critter I came across:  the jerboa. This little guy looks like he came from an alien planet, and he is perfectly adapted to … Continue reading

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Ocean Meets Land

For today’s science fiction scenes, I found two different pictures which represent the power of our ocean planet.  Here’s a simple website with amazing facts about the world’s oceans as a reminder that over 2/3 of Earth is water.  science … Continue reading

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Giant Crystals

For today’s Saturday Science Fiction Scenes let’s travel to Mexico.  Mexico is one of the largest mining and mineral production areas on Earth.  The many active volcanoes dredge heavier elements from the deep below the surface.  Furthermore, the constant heat … Continue reading

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Great science fictions ideas

One of my students asked me where I come up with different ideas about science fiction.  Here’s a website I absolutely love:  cutting edge real science Nextbigfuture is what is called in internet speak a “content aggregator,” i.e. a specialized … Continue reading

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