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Innovation Starvation | World Policy Institute

Innovation Starvation | World Policy Institute | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it

My lifespan encompasses the era when the United States of America was capable of launching human beings into space. Some of my earliest memories are of sitting on a braided rug before a hulking black-and-white television, watching the early Gemini missions. This summer, at the age of 51—not even old—I watched on a flatscreen as the last Space Shuttle lifted off the pad. I have followed the dwindling of the space program with sadness, even bitterness. Where’s my donut-shaped space station? Where’s my ticket to Mars? Until recently, though, I have kept my feelings to myself.

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Robert J. Sawyer » Four “must-read” science-fiction books

Robert J. Sawyer » Four “must-read” science-fiction books | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it

Five years ago this month, TORO Magazine asked me to recommend four “must-read” science-fiction books. Half a decade later they’re still great reads:

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Trailers From Hell: John Landis on 'Colossus: The Forbin Project'

Trailers From Hell: John Landis on 'Colossus: The Forbin Project' | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it
Colossus: The Forbin Project: Made in 1968 and shelved for nearly two years, this is one of the most intelligent science fiction pictures of its decade, but it failed to find an audience. An updated remake has recently been announced.
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Ski-Ffy: INFINITE WORLDS

Ski-Ffy: INFINITE WORLDS | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it

VINCENT DI FATE's book INFINITE WORLDS published by Virgin Books in 1997 features a foreword by RAY BRADBURY, 320 pages of high quality reproductions of science fiction art

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The inside story on climate scientists under siege

The inside story on climate scientists under siege | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it
Michael Mann reveals his account of attacks by entrenched interests seeking to undermine his 'hockey stick' graph...
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The Top 6 Exploration Stories of 2012

The Top 6 Exploration Stories of 2012 | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it

...In the spirit of the recent spate of “what to look for in 2012” lists – those all-important drivers of January magazine issues – I’ve assembled six exploration/astrobiology-related items that should loom large in the coming year.

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Space: 3 Questions: Exoplanets : Video : Discovery News

Space: 3 Questions: Exoplanets : Video : Discovery News | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it
What does it take to find a planet 63 light years from Earth? Devin Powell gets the answers from an astronomer who's done just that.
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Single Atom Transistor

In a remarkable feat of micro-engineering, UNSW physicists have created a working transistor consisting of a single atom placed precisely in a silicon crystal.
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Week in tech: hacktivism, Slowloris, warrantless spying, and insecure keys

Week in tech: hacktivism, Slowloris, warrantless spying, and insecure keys | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it
Ars recaps the week's most important stories from the world of IP, IT, and more.
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1905 Annual Performance Review: Albert Einstein

1905 Annual Performance Review: Albert Einstein | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it

Instructions: Please complete each part of each question and discuss with the employee during the performance review meeting.

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War of the cyber worm: the most destructive attack on the internet

War of the cyber worm: the most destructive attack on the internet | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it
Mark Bowden on how a few self-selecting techno geeks fought the most devious and destructive attack ever launched on the web...
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The Wonderful and Terrible Habit of Buying Too Many Books « PWxyz

The Wonderful and Terrible Habit of Buying Too Many Books « PWxyz | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it

“…ownership is the most intimate relationship that one can have to objects. Not that they come alive in him; it is he who lives in them. So I have erected one of his dwellings, with books as the building stones, before you, and now he is going to disappear inside, as is only fitting.” -Walter Benjamin, “Unpacking My Library”

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David Brin's List of "Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy Tales"

David Brin's List of "Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy Tales" | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it

Many folks have created tallies of favorite Science Fiction novels. I've already weighed in with my Top SF for Young Adults and my Top Ten list. See also these essays: A Comparison of Science Fiction vs. Fantasy and How to Define Science Fiction.

But now let's try something much more ambitious -- a bigger, broader reading compilation. This is still just a sampler - for something comprehensive, see the Science Fiction Encyclopedia or the user-friendly Worlds Without End. But any person who has read all the books and stories and authors noted here (and I admit they are heavy on "classics") can come away with bragging rights to say: "I know something about science fiction."

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Geek's Guide to the Galaxy : Neal Stephenson

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Neal Stephenson Farms Gold and Changes the World in Episode 47 of The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy

Neal Stephenson, author of Snow Crash and Reamde, joins us to discuss farming gol...

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The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it
Welcome to the third edition of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive, scholarly, and critical guide to science fiction in all its forms.
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A star that exploded but didn't die: the Great Eruption of Eta Carinae

A star that exploded but didn't die: the Great Eruption of Eta Carinae | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it
For a brief period in the 1800s, Eta Carinae became the second-brightest star in the night sky, an event called the Great Eruption.
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Anonymous Promises Regularly Scheduled Friday Attacks

Anonymous Promises Regularly Scheduled Friday Attacks | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it
Anonymous, a group not known for discipline, is giving itself a weekly deadline, a new attack every Friday.

Following the Tuesday comprom...
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Queen of Sheba's Lost Gold Mine Discovered? : Discovery News

Queen of Sheba's Lost Gold Mine Discovered? : Discovery News | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it
An archaeologist believes she may have discovered an ancient mine that may lead to where the Queen of Sheba drew her wealth.
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space1970: GENESIS II (1973)

space1970: GENESIS II (1973) | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it

In the early 1970s, Star Trek became an unprecedented success in television syndication. Though not considered a success during its initial network run (despite surviving for three seasons), the unexpected - and unexpectedly profitable - popularity of Trek in the after-market and as a merchandising bonanza, surprised more than a few TV executives, and changed their perception of the show's creator somewhat. After several years as something of a TV industry pariah, Gene Roddenberry now found himself to be a desirable commodity... if he could deliver another cash machine like Star Trek.

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Physicists Create a Working Transistor From a Single Atom

Physicists Create a Working Transistor From a Single Atom | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it
The team of scientists say their achievement lays the groundwork for quantum computing, which would involve technology much smaller and faster than is currently possible.
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Top 10 Tech This Week

Top 10 Tech This Week | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it
It's been another big week for Top 10 Tech, with jaw-dropping devices that will make you feel like you've awakened in a future world.
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New Prometheus Trailer Is Getting Our Hopes Up

New Prometheus Trailer Is Getting Our Hopes Up | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it
Geek Tyrant found the new international trailer for Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel Prometheus (U.S. trailer here, synopsis and pictures here).
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Graphic designers are ruining the web

Graphic designers are ruining the web | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it
Designers have turned webpages from simple sources of information into bloated showcases...
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The Cornell Ratio: Should SFF Convention Panels Be 50/50 Male and Female? | Tor.com

The Cornell Ratio: Should SFF Convention Panels Be 50/50 Male and Female? | Tor.com | Science Fiction Future | Scoop.it
SFF Convention Test 2012: Can You Meet the Cornell Ratio?
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