The World’s First Sonic Tractor Beam is a Reality. I know again with the science fiction right? Well I cannot help it this time. I mean anyone knows that one of the core SciFi technologies is the tractor beam that captures spaceships or whole planets and drags them to where they do not want to […]

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California’s Weather Can and Will Get a Lot Worse! So far this decade California cannot catch a break. They are still in middle of a multi year drought that is draining the Colorado river and reducing crop lands to dust bowls. The average resident must be hoping for this cycle to end and for things […]

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A Quantum Lecture on Time Travel. Sometimes you listen to a science lecture and find yourself thinking, ” Is this guy for real”. I mean can be that far behind in this field that what he is talking about is real? This is case for a lecture that was given at Waterloo University in Ontario […]

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The Well Named World Solar Car Challenge. Designing and building a car that can safely carry a person through the inhospitable Australian outback is a challenge for any team. Making one that is powered only by the sun and is faster and more reliable than any other team’s car is what separates the winners from the […]

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Elon Musk Debates the Future for Technology. Recently Vanity Fair, sponsored a bit of a debate ( no, not like CNN, Facebook or Fox for the US, republican race) to discuss future technologies and the priorities for survival on earth. The debate included Elon Musk and the president of Y Combinator which is a company […]

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Small spacecraft are better right? The nature of spaceflight is entering some new territory. NASA has scrubbed the shuttle program and has moved to a model of outsourcing the actual transportation of goods and astronauts around inner space. Mars, it seems is still a NASA priority with the government agency testing some of the largest […]

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Is Big Brother technology offering protection or handcuffs? Surveillance technology has progressed to the point where satellites can read a license plate from orbit and cameras are so small as to be almost undetectable. In many countries remote automatic radar systems watch for cars that are speeding and send a ticket to the owner of […]

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University of Washington Researchers Do What Has Never Been Done Before. Here is news that is definitely in the weird science fiction category. Imagine being able to connect two people’s brains through the internet so that thoughts get transmitted back and forth. Off course it would be better if it were wireless which would basically […]

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A New Record for Quantum Teleportation. Teleportation is the fictional technology that allows for mater to be taken apart atom by atom, beamed long distances and reassemble into a perfect copy of the original. How this is not a death machine, I will never know. I mean to be taken apart to the atomic level […]

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Real Research Leads To a Cloak of Invisibility. I remember as a kid who read every science fiction book that I could get my hands on ( yes, it was much harder in those days as you could not download everything). One of my favorites was the Invisible Man in which a scientist stumbles onto […]

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