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Human Waste can be used as Fuel in Space

January 9th, 2015 at 1:24 pm » Comments Off

Get your toilet humor and poop puns ready – it’s time for another edition of “What do astronauts do with all that doo-doo?” NASA recently asked researchers to come up with a way to use all of the human waste expected to pile up when it builds a moon base. The best answer was to […]



Latest thinking about terraforming Mars, introducing cyanobacteria

December 27th, 2014 at 8:39 am » Comments Off

Terraforming Mars While scientists believe that at one time, long ago, Mars had an atmosphere similar to Earth’s and was covered with flowing water, the reality today is quite different. In fact, the surface of Mars is so hostile that a vacation in Antarctica would seem pleasant by comparison. In addition to the extreme cold, […]



The Rise of Technological Unemployment

December 23rd, 2014 at 8:54 am » Comments Off

A machine that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items to people’s rooms. Last spring, a software algorithm wrote a breaking news article about an earthquake that The Los Angeles Times published. Although fears that technology will displace jobs are at least […]



The Latest Trends in Gaming

December 22nd, 2014 at 2:42 pm » Comments Off

A new study found that more than half of players are downloading their game content on consoles or PC, and that 75 percent spend at least some time playing free games. A third of all gaming time is spent on free-to-play titles, the study showed.



Sneak Peek: George Lucas’ Future Museum

December 14th, 2014 at 7:41 pm » Comments Off

Isolated, the words all sound so cliché. Organic. Flowing. Curvy. But set to the backdrop of Chicago’s blocky skyline, they assemble a brash thesis on the city’s future: The new George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is a low-slung knoll inside a landscape of towering Lego, an Egyptian pyramid reimagined for the year 2020.



Rich Burlew’s Comic Book Business Success Story

March 7th, 2013 at 1:20 pm » Comments Off

A remarkable Empire of One business  Rich Burlew created the first The Order of the Stick, a hilarious webcomic that celebrates and satirizes tabletop role-playing games and medieval fantasy, on September 29, 2003. The strip was originally produced to entertain people who came to his website for gaming articles, but it quickly became the most popular feature, leading Burlew to eventually abandon writing articles […]



Star Wars-like planet orbiting two suns discovered

September 16th, 2011 at 11:55 am » Comments (0)

The planet named Kepler-16b, will have an extraordinary double sunset at the end of each day. Astronomers discover a real-life Tatooine. A spectacle made popular by the “Star Wars” saga — a planet with two suns — has now been confirmed in space for the first time, astronomers revealed.  



The Star Wars alphabet guessing game

August 26th, 2011 at 11:12 pm » Comments (0)

Star Wars as an educational tool. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a character from the Star Wars universe here. Can you name them all? You might notice some of the main characters are missing in action, because a puzzle should never be too easy. The answers are at Gamma Squad… (The complete game after […]



Moving Holograms: From Science Fiction to Reality

November 3rd, 2010 at 8:04 pm » Comments (0)

3D Tv’s without glasses… Coming soon! A new type of holographic telepresence allows the projection of a three-dimensional, moving image without the need for special eyewear such as 3D glasses or other auxiliary devices.



British Soldier of the Future Take on the Taliban

June 26th, 2010 at 9:57 am » Comments (0)

British soldier of the future. Armed to the teeth with the latest in technology, this is the new face of the British soldier.  And if he looks a little familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen something very similar in the Star Wars movies.  



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