Features

  • Communing With the Future and Safeguarding the Nuclear Crypt

    By StevePestana on February 1, 2015
    In the desert wastelands of western North America, a curious observer might witness mysterious formations of lights hanging in the night sky, tracing labyrinthine paths before jetting off into oblivion. But it is hidden underfoot and out of sight, beneath the rocky arid expanse of desert terrain, that an underground fortress may contain a great malevolence locked behind vault doors. […]
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  • The MegaCorps of Spaceflight

    By StevePestana on September 2, 2014
    Like the monolithic and infallible Weyland-Yutani of the Alien and Predator film/media franchise, modern day spaceflight is reserved for the political superpowers of Earth and the associated mega-corporations that dominate the technologies and capabilities of spaceflight. Low-cost, democratized spaceflight accessible to all citizens of Earth has long been a dream of space pioneers since even before the days of Wernher […]
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  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Accepting their Sci-Fi Role in Reality

    By Jack Bauder on July 3, 2014
    With the advent of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the last decade, humanity has witnessed what can be argued as the greatest technological advancement in weaponry since the nuclear devices of the Cold War. Recent research into piloting systems has led to the development of unmanned aircraft that can complete the most complex of feats. The U.S. Navy’s X-47B has […]
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  • 1987 RoboCop nighclub scene music was by Al Jourgensen of Ministry

    By scifiMethods on February 7, 2014
    Unsurprisingly, it turns out that the perfectly fitting Cyberpunk-style music from the nightclub in the original RoboCop film was produced by Ministry’s Al Jourgensen, under the project name PTP (Programming The Psychodrill). The track oozes the era’s “Wax Trax!” industrial sound, and also features lyrics (by Ogre of Skinny Puppy) which are unheard in the film. Don’t remember how awesome […]
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  • The Neutrality of Technology in Elysium and Today

    By StevePestana on October 26, 2013
    The bolt spins into the mounting hole with precise rotations as blood seeps up from the skin under the neural interface computer. Max Da Costa, former car thief and ex-convict turned factory worker has a powered exoskeleton suit fixed to his body giving him super-human strength. In the dystopian Los Angeles of 2154 life is hard despite the existence of […]
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  • Inspiration for the Future of Space

    By StevePestana on August 1, 2013
    “Anything that one man is capable of imagining, other men will be capable of making a reality” — Jules Verne The technological marvel that is the Nautilus from Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” compared to the massive nuclear powered submarines that roam Earth’s oceans today provides an excellent example of a science fiction story predicting future technologies. But […]
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