Category Archives: Science

Goodbye Space Shuttle

This might offend some of my readers, but I’m glad the shuttle program has finally ended. Not because of the past, but because of the future. Being born on the day Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon, I’ve always … Continue reading

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3D Printing Revisited

In a recent post I opined that 3D printers would soon be a common as microwaves and that most products we use would be downloaded digitally and created at home.  A friend sent me a clip from NatGeo that shows … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuels in the Future

As a speculative fiction writer, I’m always on the look out for news stories that illuminate trends impacting the future. I’m not just talking about advances in technology, but also political and social choices with far-reaching ramifications. The reason? Often, … Continue reading

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Cool Stuff for June

As a speculative fiction author and blogger, I try to skip over the typical stuff most spec fic sites cover like upcoming movies and TV, focusing instead on the more esoteric.  But, I’ll make an exception on this one… PopSci … Continue reading

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3D Printing

3D printing has been in the news a lot lately and the implications are huge. How huge? Big Think speculates it may spark a revolution in home manufacturing. Here’s a quick primer: these aren’t printers that create 3D images, these are … Continue reading

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Curiosity

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has recently released a computer animated video of its upcoming Curiosity Mars rover and it’s a great one. In what seems like a short 11 minutes, you can watch Curiosity’s launch, fiery decent through Mars’ atmosphere, its … Continue reading

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Talking with Dolphins

Sometimes a news item just jumps out at you, begging to have a good story written about it.  I came across such an article recently at Gizmag, which shared about a device scientists are working on to help one day … Continue reading

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Space Science Links

Recently there have been a lot of informative articles about current and proposed space missions.  Here are some links to a few…  Enjoy! EDC PopSci on what the ending shuttle program means for manned spaceflight. GizMag on the current status … Continue reading

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e-Paper

Discovery News has a recent write-up on the upcoming release of e-paper.  It’s not exactly paper, but it’s close… a Kindle-like screen on a flexible membrane that is thin – paper thin. Post writer Tracy Staedter dreams a bit about … Continue reading

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Erasing Memories

Thanks to Big Think, I recently learned about an article at Neuroscience News reporting the results of recent experiments at UCLA in erasing longterm memories. Here’s the big idea… By inhibiting the activity of a specific protein, scientists were able to … Continue reading

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