Posts tagged with ‘transport’

  • 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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  • Film Review – Elysium (2013)

    By scifiMethods on September 1, 2013
    Release date: 9th Aug 2013 (US) / 21st Aug 2013 (UK) Director: Neill Blomkamp Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner. Ever since his outstanding debut film in 2009, “District 9”, Neill Blomkamp has been a name to watch amongst scifi filmmakers. With that film, the young South African director was able to wrap up a compelling human […]
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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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  • The Future Killed Buses: Megacities in Desperate Need of Public Transport

    By Redfern on December 1, 2012
    Sci-fi films often feature public transport – think of the scene of the armoured bus going through angry, violent neighbourhoods in Children of Men, the Maglev bombings in Caprica, or the TNT-laden subway train in V for Vendetta. OK, so come to think of it, public transport may not be or 'pleasant', or 'safe', or 'not exploding', but it's there.
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