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Unrealised potential for sci-fi to inspire future scientists

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Jordi Solbes along with Fanny Petit submitted a questionnaire to 173 students at four different state and grant-maintained schools in both rural and urban areas with the aim of understanding the level of science fiction knowledge and its acceptance in schools. They noted a total of 578 specific references to science fiction culture. The most important mentions by number were 'Stars Wars', 'The Matrix', 'X-Men', 'I, Robot', 'Spiderman' and 'The Day after Tomorrow'.

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DRONES (SPECTRAL FUTURES) (near-future, high-tech speculative fiction)

DRONES (SPECTRAL FUTURES) (near-future, high-tech speculative fiction) | I want more science fiction | Scoop.it
This is near-future, high-tech speculative fiction and was released on 16 April 2013. It's part of the 'Spectral Futures' collection of short stories.

In a rapidly emerging, high-tech near future
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Now, "Voyager": in praise of the Trekkiest "Trek" of all

Now, "Voyager": in praise of the Trekkiest "Trek" of all | I want more science fiction | Scoop.it
As we mourn Abrams’ macho Star Trek obliteration, it’s a good time to revisit that most Star Trek-ian of accomplishments, Voyager, the most despised object of fanboy loathing in the franchise's history.

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Vloasis's curator insight, July 7, 2013 6:13 PM

A really nice article on what I consider to be the best Star Trek series. 

 

From the article: "From 1995-2001, it offered American audiences something never seen before or since: a series whose lead female characters’ agency and authority were the show. It was a rare heavy-hardware science fiction fantasy not built around a strong man, and more audaciously, it didn't seem to trouble itself over how fans would receive this."

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“The Tale of the Wicked” in the 21st Century Science Fiction anthology

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I would be remiss if I did not note that my story “The Tale of the Wicked” is in the new anthology 21st Century Science Fiction, edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden, which came out this week and is in ...
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NEW WORLD TRILOGY: near-future, high-tech SF

NEW WORLD TRILOGY: near-future, high-tech SF | I want more science fiction | Scoop.it
This title contains the complete NEW WORLD TRILOGY, which includes DAY ZERO, AGENT ZERO and NEW WORLD respectively.

This trilogy took just over five years to write.  Technically, it's more or les
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This marks the completion of a trilogy, a hardcore one at that ... if I do say so myself...

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FuturePundit: Major Tom Aging Faster In Space

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Just a short comment about the effects of zero gravity on the body...

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Matt Damon Joins Cast of Sci-Fi Thriller 'Interstellar'

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Matt Damon is off on another sci-fi adventure. Fresh off his star turn in this year's blockbuster "Elysium," the actor will play a small role in the upcoming thriller "Interstellar," which is scheduled to come out in November 2014.

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How to Deal with the Coming Robot Apocalypse - New Yorker (blog)

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New Yorker (blog) How to Deal with the Coming Robot Apocalypse New Yorker (blog) Once computers can effectively reprogram themselves, and successively improve themselves, leading to a so-called “technological singularity” or “intelligence...
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11 Most Prolific Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors of All Time

11 Most Prolific Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors of All Time | I want more science fiction | Scoop.it

When you discover a new favorite author, you want to dive in and read all of his or her works -- but sometimes, that means a paltry stack of five or six books. And then there are some authors whose output would take years to read.


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Solar Engineering

Climate engineering-which could slow the pace of global warming by injecting reflective particles into the upper atmosphere-has emerged in recent years as an extremely controversial technology. A leading scientist long concerned about climate change offers a proposal for an easy fix to what is perhaps the most challenging question of our time. After decades during which very little progress has been made in reducing carbon emissions we must put this technology on the table and consider it responsibly.

David Keith is the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University and Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.


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How to Measure the Power of Alien Civilizations Using the Kardashev Scale

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We have yet to make contact with an extraterrestrial civilization. If they're out there — and surely they must be — we haven't the foggiest idea what they might be like.


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Driving Inside the Soviets' Secret Submarine Lair | Autopia | Wired.com

Driving Inside the Soviets' Secret Submarine Lair | Autopia | Wired.com | I want more science fiction | Scoop.it
Entered through a hidden gap in the Black Sea coastline, this once top-secret underground labyrinth was the centre for Soviet submarine activities in the Cold War.

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Classic ambitious Cold War facility...

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Annoyed With The History of Science Fiction

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0.    Ways of Seeing, Modes of Blindness There are many ways of seeing a text and every one of them is as valid and beautiful as the last. Some people read a novel and lose themselves in the minds ...
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Top Ten Rules of Space Opera

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Olsen: This is pobably tongue-in-cheek...

 

If you want your space opera to be awesome, you must practice the Rules of Space Opera (not to be confused with The Rules).


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Allan Dale Maurer's curator insight, April 1, 2013 1:06 PM

I'd like to add: no smoking on spaceships. Ain't gonna happen, folks, no matter how big and advanced the damn thing is.

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Why Warp Drives Aren't Just Science Fiction

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How a mirror could create a wormhole, and why FTL starships will need supercomputers.

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Allan Dale Maurer's curator insight, January 30, 11:34 AM

I used to write stories like this for the late, lamented OMNI.

 

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I, Robprof: FBI feared much-loved science fiction author Isaac Asimov was Soviet agent

I, Robprof: FBI feared much-loved science fiction author Isaac Asimov was Soviet agent | I want more science fiction | Scoop.it
independent.co.uk | Agency acted to investigate Asimov in 1965 receiving a leaked US Communist Party list.
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Science Fiction or Future Fact? - CSR@Intel

Science Fiction or Future Fact? - CSR@Intel | I want more science fiction | Scoop.it
Historical fiction and science fiction both use literary time-travel as a means to convey universal truths. We can put ourselves in the shoes of a Civil War soldier about to march into the Battle of Gettysburg and relate to his fear ...
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BIOHACK (SPECTRAL FUTURES) (near-future, high-tech speculative fiction)

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This is near-future, high-tech speculative fiction and was released on 1 April 2013.

Paige, a prominent Internet biohacker living in an undesirable near-future, experiments with an innovative b
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First story in the Spectral Futures Pentology...

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Iain Banks, 1954-2013

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James Keith's curator insight, June 9, 2013 7:38 PM

What a loss.

 

Do yourself a favor and read one of the early Culture novels....

 

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‘Gravity’ is Not Sci-Fi

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With less than a week left before Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity hits theaters, you're likely to see an increase in the already heaping mound of raves claiming
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Emerging battlefield technology borrows from science fiction - Stars and Stripes

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9 Women Who Shaped Science Fiction

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Move over, Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov. Everyone knows about the fathers of science fiction, but what about the mothers?


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Recentering Science Fiction and the Fantastic: What would a non-Anglocentric understanding of science fiction and fantasy look like?, by Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay

Recentering Science Fiction and the Fantastic: What would a non-Anglocentric understanding of science fiction and fantasy look like?, by Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay | I want more science fiction | Scoop.it

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Snowpiercer Concept Art Hints at Breakout Sci-Fi Spectacle | Underwire | Wired.com

Snowpiercer Concept Art Hints at Breakout Sci-Fi Spectacle | Underwire | Wired.com | I want more science fiction | Scoop.it

Futuristic Ice Age thriller Snowpiercer could turn out to be the District 9 of 2013.

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Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Trailer Smackdown: Oblivion Versus After Earth | Underwire | Wired.com

Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Trailer Smackdown: Oblivion Versus After Earth | Underwire | Wired.com | I want more science fiction | Scoop.it
Compare and contrast the dangerous Terra of tomorrow in the teaser trailers for Oblivion and After Earth.
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The title to my first novel, AFTER EARTH, had to be used again eventually...

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5 Reasons We May Live in a Multiverse

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Our universe may be one of many, according to numerous physics theories.

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, December 10, 2012 3:43 PM

A good high-level recap of all the different theories behind the multiple universes concept (yes there are also multiple theories of multiple universes: isn't that meta?).

Gestcash's curator insight, December 23, 2012 10:39 AM

The universe we live in may not be the only one out there. In fact, our universe could be just one of an infinite number of universes making up a "multiverse."