Tagged: sci-fi

Sci fi-inspired innovation treads line between dystopia and utopia - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 11, 2016

By Paul Levy, University of Brighton The race is on to bring a jetpack to market. New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft has a jetpack which is due to go on sale this year and US-based JetPack Aviation is working on a more streamlined offering. So aviation junkies with the cash to spare will soon be able to get … Read More

It’s Back to the Future Day today – so what are the next future predictions? - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 21, 2015

Michael Cowling, CQUniversity Australia; Hamza Bendemra, Australian National University; Justin Zobel, University of Melbourne; Philip Branch, Swinburne University of Technology; Robert Merkel, Monash University; Thas Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, University of Melbourne, and Toby Walsh, NICTA When Doc and Marty travelled forward in time from 1985 and … Read More

Structured procrastination, 2 Dec 2012 - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 03, 2012

Another edition of my irregular structured procrastination reading lists - have fun exploring these. (Geekier ones nearer the end.) Sci-fi movie Geneticist Ricki Lewis offers a review of Jim, which she says is more compelling than GATTACA. The movie can be viewed on-line. (If you watch it, let me know what you think.) … Read More

Brief interlude: spoon - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jun 24, 2010

So, because I realise I have been remiss in posting over the last few days*. And also because I’m currently writing something somewhat more complex:  I bring you sciencey spoon-related humour. A word of introduction.  Some time ago, in a country fairly far away, the BBC decided to implement a … Read More