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The influence of the Twilight Zone on modern science fiction

The twilight zone is one of the most famous television shows of all time, using an anthology format to tell terrifying stories. Creator and writer Rod Serling introduced each episode with a signature start that has become iconic over time. Serling himself is an individual with a massive impact on …

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New method prevents diseases caused by Mexican sewage

SAN DIEGO – When Serge Dedina strolls the shores of Imperial Beach in San Diego County, he remembers growing up in the ocean. “I’ve been surfing here since 1977, since I was 13,” he said. What do you want to know A new study estimates that under current conditions, 4.5% …

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Control Rooms in the Metaverse: Sci-Fi or Just Around the Corner?

Someone once told me that anything we can buy off the shelf seems a lot less exciting when you’re working in an innovation lab. There is a lot of truth in this sentence. Take Barco, for example. Anticipating and creating the future possibilities of our current markets is the best …

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Real-world Asian data is essential for global life science research

Swiss company BC Platforms (BCP) has announced the expansion of its R&D operations in Singapore, which spearheads precision medicine activities in the Asia-Pacific region, including China and Japan. The company also announced a research partnership with Singapore Health Services (SingHealth), Singapore’s largest public health group. SingHealth has joined BCP’s BCRQUEST …

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Robots and romance: science fiction and science

Valentine’s Day is coming up… Do you want to sneak in a robot movie to watch on your date night? Wondering if robots and love are possible? Here are five recommendations for sci-fi movies with a discussion of real-world robotic science. And don’t forget to check out Learn AI and …

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Finding Truth in Fiction: Q&A with Science Fiction Author Rebecca Zornow

Rebecca Zornow. Photo by Graham Washatka. Want to learn more about writing sci-fi and fantasy stories? Join author and book coach Rebecca Zornow for a program at Write On, Door County on February 22, 4-5:30 p.m. During Hobbits, Heroes, and Hovercrafts, attendees will learn about “world-building, reader expectations, and writing …

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Study develops new method to improve disease diagnosis accuracy

A team of researchers has developed a statistical framework to assess the performance of a diagnostic test with multiple observers. The study was published in the “Statistics in Medicine Journal”. The proposed method included an exploratory analysis, a statistical test to determine if the percent agreement of observers will …

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How is Metaverse introduced in Neal Stephenson’s science fiction novel Snow Crash?

Metaverse is a portmanteau of Meta, meaning otherworldly and section, of the universe. Science fiction writer Neal Stephenson coined the term in his 1992 book “Snow Crash” to describe the virtual world in which the legend mixes, shops, and defeats genuine adversaries through his image. It could happen. Stephenson gained …

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Science fiction books about robots of 2021

2021 Scifi Robot Books 2021 produced four new scifi books with good hard science underpinning their depiction of robots and three where there was less science but lots of interesting ideas about robots. Not only are these books enjoyable on their own, but the fiction can serve as teachable moments …

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Young Scientist winners use a new method to solve an old math problem

Two students from Dublin have received the top prize at a virtual awards ceremony for their project focusing on Euclidean geometry. Aditya Joshi and Aditya Kumar, both 15, have been named the overall winners of the 2022 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE). Third-year students from Synge Street in …

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The science fiction of brotherhood at human height

with Fraternity, a wonderful tale, Director Caroline Guiela Nguyen experiments with sci-fi symbols, but she draws inspiration from reality to create an animated scene. Until January 15 in Célestins. From Christopher Nolan to Alfonso Cuarón, passing by Denis Villeneuve, the cinema and science fiction series creates new fictional forms to …

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Windy eyebrows remind us of science fiction

With the advent of augmented reality, we can expect developments in many areas, starting with a small revolution in automotive windshields. Posted on January 5, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. Bertrand godinspecial cooperation The time when each driver, behind the wheel of his car, is free to see the images projected …

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Capito and Manchin announce $889,000 for scientific research in West Virginia

WASHINGTON DC- U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $889,849 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two projects at West Virginia University and a project at Fairmont State University. “From space exploration to improving medical care to creating …

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American cyber hegemony: science fiction come true

Editor’s Note: The United States has been at war for more than 200 of its 245 years of existence. Between the end of World War II and September 11 – barely 50 years ago – the United States sparked 201 conflicts that ravaged 153 countries and regions. “America: War by …

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Lessons from science fiction on how to tackle climate change

In the summer of 2021, nearly 600 people died in British Columbia during a heat wave. In November 2021, precipitation from an atmospheric river hit the province. The two real-world catastrophes are eerily reminiscent of the events of the 2020 sci-fi novel, The ministry of the future. “It was an …

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CDPHE data reveals dramatic increase in unsafe abortion methods – Estes Park Trail-Gazette

According to several studies, the most recent abortion data for the state of Colorado shows a dramatic increase in the use of potentially dangerous abortion drugs that several peer-reviewed studies have linked to higher rates of complications. Public data collected by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and …

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This is not science fiction. Scientists really made robots that reproduce

Copyright 2021 NPR. To learn more, visit https://www.npr.org. AYESHA RASCOE, HTE: Prepare to be amazed and maybe a little horrified. Scientists have created a robot capable of reproducing itself. Yes, you heard me right. This week, four researchers published an article describing what looks like a scene from a sci-fi …

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New cognitive science research provides insight into how infants understand animated events on screen

New research published in the journal of cognitive science Open mind provides insight into how 19 month old infants interpret screen animation. The study suggests that infants understand at this age that the animations they see are decoupled from their immediate environment and independent of the physical screen on which …

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Science-Fiction, Imperial Fantasy and Alt-Victimity »

POLITICIANS AND political scientists know the power of narratives: there is a lot of talk about who is in control and how to change ‘the narrative’. But neither of the two groups tend to wonder where these stories are actually, you know, being told. In his new book, Reverse Colonization: …

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The makings of science fiction | Borneo Bulletin Online

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A NASA mission to deliberately crash a spaceship onto an asteroid – a test in case humanity needs to stop a giant space rock from wiping out life on Earth – took off from Tuesday from California. It might sound like science fiction, but the DART (Double …

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University of Washington joins international effort to support data science research and training in Africa

The University of Washington at St. Louis is joining a major international effort to advance data science, catalyze innovation and spur health discovery across Africa. Researchers at the School of Medicine are awarded one of 19 scholarships that will support data science research and training activities in Africa. Researchers will …

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Kim Stanley Robinson on Science Fiction and Reclaiming Science for the Left

KSR In my book, these decisions are made by a nation state that has suffered a huge climate catastrophe. The state wants cooler temperatures instantly, no matter the side effects and no matter what the rest of the world thinks. I can imagine this happening – obviously I imagined it …

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New method of growing high quality graphene at the platelet scale

An effective method formulated by a team of researchers uses a metal-containing species, copper acetate, to continuously deliver clusters of copper in gaseous form to support growth without transferring graphene to d-scale insulators. ‘a wafer. Left panel: schematic illustration of the growth process of graphene with the presence of Cu …

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Why the world’s military leaders write science fiction writers

The year is 2056. Decades of warfare have resulted in steady advancements in weapon technology, including one of the novelties dubbed the “hyperspeed missile.” Moving at six times the speed of sound, these weapons changed the rules of combat. In order to protect themselves from attacks, armies have designed a …

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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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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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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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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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George Mason University: Mason and FARO announce partnership to advance forensic science research

September 24, 2021 The George Mason University Forensic Science Program has established itself as one of the country’s leading programs in its field through a partnership with FARO Technologies, Inc. that will result in the first forensic science lab FARO certified worldwide. An industry leader in the kind of high-tech …

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Gearbox Entertainment Celebrates Borderlands Scientific Research Anniversary

Two million Borderlands 3 players have contributed to cutting-edge research FRISCO, Texas, May 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Gearbox Entertainment today announced that 2 million Borderlands 3 players have contributed to medical research by playing The science of frontiers, an interactive science discovery game (SDG) in the critically and …

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BVSD Scientific Research Seminar Students Prepare for Virtual Science Fair

Sarah Stussi, senior at Broomfield High, first chose the Scientific Research Seminar over AP Physics because she wanted a course where she could solve real world problems and have real world experiences. Although the pandemic denied her the opportunity to work in a college lab with a mentor to create …

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