Can You Really Make Things Invisible?

Can you Really make things Invisible?

Invisibility is a prevalent theme in popular culture, more commonly in science fiction and fantasy genres. In folklore and fairy tales, wizards concoct potions, or procure mystical rings or use a spell to grant themselves invisibility. In science fiction, a person is often rendered invisible by some advanced scientific experiment or technology. … Read more

Classic Sci-Fi Movies of the 1950s

classic sci fi movies of 1950s

The best 1950s science fiction movies The 1950s is considered the golden era of science fiction. This period was kicked off by author Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles and magazines such as Galaxy that featured the works of the “Big Three” in the science fiction world — Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, … Read more

The Early History of Marvel Comics

The Early History of Marvel Comics

  Early establishment as Timely Comics Marvel Comics is a publisher of comic books in America and as well as other related media. Their published comic books feature some of the most popular characters such as Spider-Man, Thor, Black Panther, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, and Iron Man. Most of the fictional … Read more

Mars Exploration Project – Mars One

Mars

Mars one has a plan for Mars in 2023, that will help establish the first human settlement on the planet. The crew is aware of the difficulties involved with sending spacecraft to Mars. There have been seven missions to Mars with only one of them failing. That places the success rate to … Read more

Introduction to Douglas Adams

Introduction to douglas adams

Douglas Adams was an English sci-fi novelist as well as a radio/TV writer, comic author, and dramatist. He is best known for his series, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy novels, which sold over 15 million copies. The very gifted Adams wrote other publications such as Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, The … Read more

Introduction to Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov

Early life: the young prodigy One of the greatest science fiction writers of all time, Isaac Asimov was born to Jewish parents to Petroivichi – a faraway village in Russia, in 1920. There’s no definitive record pertaining to his date of birth but his family gave him a range of dates between … Read more

How Science Fiction Changed Reality

How Science Fiction Changed Reality

Some ideas in science fiction becoming real Science fiction’s concepts and ideas seemed too implausible, fantastical and far-fetched to become real. However, some of these concepts and gadgets have come to exist, and we actually use many of them. For example, take cues from the sci-fi space series Star Trek. Star Trek … Read more

Who Is SpaceX?

Who is spacex?

SpaceX was founded in 2002, with the aim of colonizing Mars and cutting down on space transportation costs. Its founder, an entrepreneur and visionary, dreamt to make spaceflight cheaper and safer and to put humans on other planets. In just two and a half decades, the company has managed to secure 12 … Read more

History of the Periodic Chart

Periodic Table

Periodic charts are a must have in every chemistry classes. A periodic chart (or also called a periodic table) is a table of elements that are ranked according to their atomic numbers, atomic mass, chemical properties, etc. Periodic charts are also arranged by a color coding scheme to help us identify which … Read more

Amazing and Mesmerizing SciFi & Space Artwork

Tears of Steel

  Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick (both born in 1964) have brought modern art, scifiart and space art together into an amazing creation. Their galleries – The Apollo Prophecy and The Hour Glass Seaare mesmerizing and simply amazing. They bring together elements of fantasy, reality, and artistic expression into truly wonderful works … Read more

NASA Unveils New Space Suit

NASA Univeils new space suit

You have probably seen pictures of astronauts taking a “space walk” in an EVA suit. Astronauts have worn similar suits during extra-vehicular activity since the 1960s and the suits have not been updated in nearly 20 years. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently unveiled a new spacesuit for the next … Read more

What is Ununpentium?

What is uninpentium?

As late as the early 21st century in chemistry, a new element was discovered – the ununpentium. Ununpentium is the temporary name of element 115; which is an extremely heavy synthetic element, categorized probably as a poor metal. In the periodic table, it has the still-working (as of yet) symbol Uup. Its … Read more

Colonize Mars: Can This Dream Become a Reality?

Colonization of Mars

Why Mars? Mars is the strongest candidate for colonization in our solar system. It is the most Earth-like and potentially the most habitable planet after earth. It has a moderate gravity, plenty of water and carbon dioxide. Moreover, it’s the easiest planet to get to from earth, save for Venus. Ever since … Read more

History of Chemistry

history of chemistry

Interestingly, the world’s first known chemist was a woman. A cuneiform tablet from the second millennium B.C. reveals that a perfumer and palace head by the name of Tapputi infused the essences of flowers and other aromatic sources. Then she added water and then sent them back to the still (a distilling … Read more

Fun Science Ideas for Kids

SciFi Fun Science

Learning science does need not to be boring all the time The age-old problem for parents and teachers alike is how to get kids interested in science. Certain parts of science can definitely be a bit boring and difficult to understand. However, there are many fun ways to augment a standard science … Read more

Introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien

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In 1892, J. R. R. Tolkien was born Joseph Ronald Reuel Tolkien in what is today Free State Province in South Africa. During his early years, his father worked as a manager of a British bank’s South African office. His father died when he was three; Tolkien, his mother, and brother moved … Read more

The History of Star Trek

The History of Star Trek

Star Trek was an American science fiction television series that first aired in 1966. It depicted a time many years in the future, where mankind wasn’t restricted by many of the cultural issues that affected the lives of those watching the television show. The crew of the Enterprise spent their time traveling … Read more

What is the Space Elevator?

space elevator

Roads and bridges have been around for quite some time now. Their contribution to the modern world can hardly be overemphasized. Romans built the first road. This invention led them to a series of conquests allowing them to establish highway networks throughout the city. Historians agree that roads are what allowed them … Read more

Top Science and Tech Websites

Top Science and Tech Websites

Polling the most popular science and tech sites Here are some of the current top science and tech websites the web has to offer today. If you’re looking to find out the latest in technology, social networking, social media, mobile and more these are all great resources! Sites of mainstream technology and … Read more

Introduction to 3D Printing

Printing with a 3D printer

3D printing may be relatively new to many of us, but the truth is that 3D printing has been around for a long time and the industry has been steadily growing. This method of printing is alternately called “additive manufacturing” or “desktop fabrication.” This type of technology is used to create a … Read more

Mars Rover – Curiosity

Mars Rover

NASA’s Mars Rovers – an introduction Space technologically keeps advancing at an exponential rate. Technological advancements have led to new innovations, capabilities and expanded space exploration. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is owned and run by the government and has over the years been launching Mars rovers to explore the … Read more

Introduction to C.S. Lewis

introduction to cslewis

Clive Staples (C.S.) Lewis is one of the most successful and influential writers of the 20th century. He wrote the high fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia between 1949 and 1954; its film adaptation would become a worldwide success. He also wrote science fiction (such as The Space Trilogy), essays, books on … Read more

Introduction to Ray Bradbury

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Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois, on August 22,1920. He had a good childhood, supported and loved by his extended family. Waukegan would supply the inspiration for many of Bradbury’s writings, where it was fictionalized as “Green Town”. Beginnings Also at 14, Bradbury received his first pay as a writer when comedian, … Read more

Who Invented the Modern Watch?

Who invented the modern watch?

Watches have been around for a long time, and we see them not only as a tool to check time but also as an accessory and a fashion statement. You may have at some point wondered about who really invented the modern watch? Watches have come a long way from sundials and … Read more

What Is an Atomic Clock? And Why Is It Important?

Atomic Clock

Defining an atomic clock An atomic clock is a clock that is run, electronically, and is the most accurate keeper of time known to humans. Using atomic physics, an atomic clock is extremely precise (with an accuracy of 10^-9 seconds per day – 1 in 10^14 – which means it would take … Read more

God Particle – Higgs Boson – On the Run

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What is this thing called “The God Particle?” For those of you unfamiliar with the God Particle, got its name from Leon Lederman’s book “The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?”. Lederman gave it the ominous name because the particle is “so central to the state … Read more

The Queen’s Empire

The Queen's Empire

The foundation of an empire It is a dark and stormy night in the desert of Arizona. It is the perfect night for a tale of a rise to power. Our story begins when a small, honey ant queen lands after a mating flight in a spot she thinks is a good … Read more

History of DC Comics

dc comics

A high-flying name in the world of comic books: DC Comics is a leading and one of the largest comic book publishers, based in America.  It features some of the most iconic superheroes and villains in today’s popular culture, which include Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern and Green … Read more