Science fiction

Apple’s testing of this new iPhone facial ID feature seems like science fiction

Face ID is the most sophisticated biometric authentication method available on smartphones and tablets. Introduced with the iPhone X in 2017, Face ID is available on all flagship iPhone and iPad products. This means it’s on all iPhones except the SE and all iPad Pros. Only a few of Apple’s …

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The Latest in Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror | Science fiction books

Cosmogramma by Courttia Newland (Canongate, £ 12.99)Newland’s Second Adventure in Sci-Fi Territories is a rich and diverse collection of short stories. The first, Percipi, a tale of war between humans and their robot servants, may seem like a poor opening choice, written in a style of exposition and warning. But …

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Best New Sci-Fi Books In November 2021

Shock of termination by Neal Stephenson Type: NovelEditor: William MorrowRelease date: November 16 Den of Geek says: From the author of high-concept books like Seveneves comes one of our favorite things these days: “cli-fi”. Looks like this will be a book of big ideas towards the more difficult side of …

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Solar engineering: from science fiction to scientific reality

Should humans try to alter the amount of sunlight the Earth receives? Desperate times call for desperate measures, as the saying goes. As scientists, policymakers and politicians keep one eye more and more surprised on the climate change clock and the other on the continuing and upward trend in greenhouse …

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Denis Villeneuve sets the bar for modern science fiction films again

A star-studded cast is setting box office records with incredible storytelling, breathtaking scenery and phenomenal film making. Disclaimer: I am writing this review as someone who has read the original “Dune”, “Dune Messiah” and “Children of Dune” novels by Frank Herbert. “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) …

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University of Maryland IranPoll: Science or Science Fiction?

Opinion and analysis of Reza Behrouz and Mohammad R. Jahan-Parvar on IranPoll and the pitfalls of opinion polls in an authoritarian environment. ————————————————– ————————————————– ——– Every 6 to 12 months, a survey is conducted by a private Toronto-based company called the Iran Poll in collaboration with the University of Maryland …

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Toronto Public Library is home to one of the largest science fiction archives on the planet

As a young reader, David Silverberg was influenced by writers JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, David Eddings, and Kurt Vonnegut. His long-standing interest in science fiction and fantasy led him to consult the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy at the Toronto Public Library (TPL) in 2010. There he …

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10 sci-fi anime that serve as cautionary tales (and what they warn about)

Science fiction has always been far enough away from reality to be fiction, but close enough to teach us the real dangers of the abuse of science. Whether motivated by good intentions or driven by crazed desires for power, anime characters often push their science too far or too fast, …

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Finch director Miguel Sapochnik didn’t want to make a sci-fi movie [Interview]

Tom Hanks has to be one of the most emotionally intuitive actors. In this regard, how is he as a collaborator? I think he’s incredibly pragmatic in his approach to things. It’s an interesting process to watch. You don’t really know what he’s going to do until he does, and …

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Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival 2021, Sydney

TO BUY TICKETS If you’ve spent much of the past two years escaping in sci-fi movies – and yes, that includes pandemic movies, aka everyone’s recent crush for an obvious reason – then you will want to head straight to Sydney’s own movie. festival dedicated to the genre. It’s all …

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Giant laser-wielding robot showcased in Port San Antonio

The sight of the 72-foot-tall, 67-ton robot billed as the world’s largest industrial robot wowed a crowd of robotics enthusiasts, Dutch officials, founders of tech startups, and even children brought in by parents. Xyrec, a Netherlands-based company, showcased its gargantuan technology at a public demonstration last week at Kelly Field, …

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New digital magazine focuses on hopeful science fiction

Solarpunk magazine will feature fiction, essays, poetry and interviews about futuristic optimism. courtesy of Solarpunk Magazine Your browser does not support the audio element. “Demand utopia! That’s the tagline for a new digital magazine based in Eugene, Oregon. Solarpunk magazine will focus on optimistic ideas about the future. What if …

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All new sci-fi books are coming in November!

Head down below for the full list of sci-fi titles waiting for you in November! Keep track of all new versions of SFF here. All title summaries are taken and / or summaries from one copy provided by the publisher. Note: Release dates are subject to change. First week (November …

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SIU’s research team aims to take food replication from science fiction to reality

NASA has selected a research team from Southern Illinois University Carbondale to work on a machine that would use microbial processes and recycled carbon to provide tasty and nutritious food for astronauts on future deep space trips. The team, from left to right, includes Poopalasingam Sivakumar, Gayan L. Aruma Baduge, …

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Neil Young’s Next Project Is A Sci-Fi Novel

Neil Young is a talented guitarist and fantastic songwriter, but that’s far from the extent of his creative abilities. His work as a filmmaker has been cited as an influence by none other than Paul Thomas Anderson, on the one hand. And his 2003 album Greendale has also been made …

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Beasts and Baseball: New Science Fiction and Fantasy

Lincoln Michel’s first novel, THE SCOUT CORPS (Orbite, 356 p., $ 27), mixes black, cyberpunk and sport into something both timeless and original. In the near and troubling future of New York City, where extreme climate change has made limbs cybernetic and genetic modifications – called “upgrades” – necessary and …

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Four sci-fi technologies that actually came true

RJ Pierce, Tech Times 25 October 2021, 07:10 (Photo: Getty Images) (Photo: Getty Images) (Photo: Getty Images) (Photo: VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images) A visitor watches the original Star Trek television series in front of a USS Enterprise navigation console screen during the Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds Preview Day …

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Radical Science Fiction, 1950 to 1985 by Andrew Nette & Iain McIntyre, eds – Locus Online

Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950-1985, Andrew Nette and Iain McIntyre, eds. (PM Press 978-1629639321, $ 59.95, 224pp, hc) October 2021. Melbourne-based writer / editor duo Andrew Nette and Iain McIntyre follow on from their previous two PM Press volumes, Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, and Real Cool …

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Senior Crafts Science Fiction Computer Science Tales – News

October 15, 2021 Augustus “Gus” Saalfeld wants to give computers a better reputation in science fiction. The Carnegie Mellon University senior, specializing in creative writing and information systems, has been awarded an undergraduate summer fellowship to research and create compelling, accessible and philosophical fiction. Under the guidance of his advisor, …

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German scientists harness the power of photosynthesis for a new way to ‘breathe’

The injected green algae (green) are found inside the blood vessels (magenta) like a string of pearls. Credit: Özugur et al./iScience Photosynthesizing algae injected into the blood vessels of tadpoles provide oxygen to their brains. Leading a double life in water and on land, frogs have many breathing techniques – …

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Celebrating 50 Years of Science Fiction at Georgia Tech

“Given Georgia Tech’s long-standing commitment to ‘Progress and Service,’ as stated in our school’s motto, I am not surprised that we were one of the first universities to embrace the serious study of science fiction through the media. After all, science fiction is the first form of history of the …

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“Just over a year ago, that sounded like science fiction”: How virtual testing and massive automation play into Dish’s network strategy

The ability to automatically, virtually and concurrently test new standalone 5G services, slices and software updates in the cloud is key to Dish Network’s network strategy and differentiation, according to Marc Rouanne, Dish EVP and Network Director. for its wireless activity. Rouanne said the ability to quickly test and certify …

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5 potential science fiction concepts (theoretically)

Sci-fi novels and movies are full of wacky ideas and are often the starting point for an action-packed adventure rather than a serious attempt to predict future trends in science or technology. Some of the most common metaphors, such as speeding up a spaceship to fantastic speeds in seconds without …

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from science fiction to scientific fact

“We can rebuild it. We have the technology. was a well-known phrase in the 1970s. It comes from long-running American TV series The Six Million Dollar Man, about fictional astronaut Steve Austin – “a barely alive man” – who was reconstructed after his experimental plane crashed. His right arm, both …

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Behind the Scenes of Sci-Fi Movies and TV Shows

Award-winning author Veronica Scott. Copyright © 2021 Roswell Daily Record By Veronica Scott Special to the record of the day I love getting behind the scenes of making my favorite sci-fi movies or TV shows, and this month I’m going to talk about three books I recently acquired. I think …

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X-Men’s James McAvoy Sees a Difference Between Sci-Fi and “Good Writing”

James McAvoy talks about his experience working on science fiction projects and why he sees a difference between science fiction and just “good writing”. James McAvoy has done his fair share of sci-fi roles, between playing a young Charles Xavier in several x-men films and portraying Leto Atreides II in …

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Sony turns to science fiction for new ideas

What would you think of a mask that allows you to enjoy the synthesized smells of fine dining? How about a houseboat for people displaced by rising sea levels due to climate change? These are among the ideas that Sony Group Corp. has imagined, all based on stories created through …

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Five Sci-Fi Movies To Stream Now

October 22, 2021: a date that for many science fiction fans cannot come soon enough. It is then that those of us who will not attend film festivals will finally be able to watch Denis Villeneuve’s long awaited “Dune”, either at the cinema or on HBO Max. Amusingly, a few …

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Science-Fiction, Science Future opens at MOSH

The Museum of Science and History’s latest exhibit caters to both children and adults, using highly interactive demo stations highlighting technology just beyond the horizon, drawing inspiration from real science and science fiction. All around the exhibit you will find images from various science fiction films and franchises. You might …

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Five Recent Sci-Fi Movies To Stream Now

Questions, Questions: At their best, sci-fi movies think and ask, then are so convincing that you forget you always wanted an answer. This month’s pick will especially reward viewers who have no patience for easy resolutions – or distinct genre classifications. ‘Blade’ Stream it on Netflix. Taiwanese director Cheng Wei-Hao’s …

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Science Fiction: Review of “Holdout” by Jeffrey Kluger.

Technical problems in space are an established theme in science fiction, as in Arthur C. Clarke’s 1961 novel “A Fall of Moondust”. Today’s stories need something more to give them tension, and in Jeffrey Kluger’s “Holdout” the added ingredient is politics. Resistant By Jeffrey Kruger Dutton 349 pages We may …

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The demons of science fiction

Science fiction is a wonderful genre. I am a huge fan of books describing possible futures for humanity. The best science fiction, like the works of Ursula Le Guin and Kim Stanley Robinson, approach the future as developing from combinations of human decisions on the one hand and the scarcity …

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage Review – Mediocre Monster Porridge | Science fiction and fantasy films

TThe oversized world of superheroes on the big screen recently expanded even further than previously thought with a desperate lurch into the multiverse realm, allowing the rules to be rewritten, characters resurrected, and pulling back. public pockets. It was introduced in 2018’s Unusually Clever Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse before being …

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Science-Fiction – Daily Times

Frank Herbert was a prolific science fiction writer who wrote “Dune” in 1965, a genre classic that sold a record number of copies. Science fiction is an American strong point. Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon in 1964 and said it was “One small step for man, one giant …

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The bionic man was science fiction; the bionic hand is not

Many people associate bionics with a 1970s sci-fi television series The Six Million Dollar Man. serves as an intelligence agent ”). This is no longer science fiction: According to the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago, about 100,000 Americans – and 10 million people worldwide …

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China Science Fiction Convention 2021 opens in Beijing

The 2021 China Science Fiction Convention (CSFC) opens at Shougang Industrial Park in Shijingshan District, Beijing, China on September 28, 2021. / CFP The 2021 China Science Fiction Convention (CSFC) opens at Shougang Industrial Park in Shijingshan District, Beijing, China on September 28, 2021. / CFP The Chinese Science Fiction …

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How the West helped science fiction flourish – Cinelinx

Two of the biggest science fiction franchises on the planet (Star Wars, Star Trek) have both been heavily influenced by the western. But the links between these two genres run much deeper. The western genre in cinema is defined by a setting in a desolate environment, stand-alone protagonist or anti-hero …

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Let science fiction be weird again

Science fiction art. Illustrated | iStock When politics or the economy don’t give much cause for celebration, Americans turn to the screen. The 1930s demanded effervescent shows that made us laugh during the Depression. The 1970s gave rise to a new genre of thriller that reflected the paranoia of the …

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‘Dune’ and ‘The Matrix’ show how sci-fi got lost

September 16, 2021 September 16, 2021 When politics or economics don’t give much cause for celebration, Americans turn to the screen. The 1930s demanded effervescent shows that made us laugh during the Depression. The 1970s spawned a new genre of thriller that reflected the paranoia of the post-Vietnam era. The …

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The 14 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century

“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is one of the greatest romantic movies of all time. Is it worth losing the memory of a loved one, even if the relationship ended in heartbreak? Charlie Kaufman’s Oscar-winning screenplay delicately explores this question, as well as the larger philosophical and moral issues …

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