Teleportation, Science Fiction Without the Fiction

At TU Delft, a university in the Netherlands, have successfully sent quantum data, a single qubit, via teleportation.  While teleportation of people and things is still only for the imagination, scientists managed to spirit the qubit across a distance of three meters. In a paper titled, “Unconditional quantum teleportation between distant solid-state quantum bits”, recently […]

Will Suspended Animation Become a Real Thing?

A theme common in science fiction media, suspended animation, or the indefinite suspension of human life is something that seems impossibly dangerous, fit only for books and the big screen, but this month, at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, the first human testing of suspended animation will take place on ten patients.  While the purpose of this will […]

Snowpiercer Review: Another Climate Change Sci-Fi Effort With Interesting Ideas

Global warming has been a staple in the science fiction world. Many books and films, from fiction to documentaries have discussed this topic and speculated with its immediate and long-term consequences. South Korean director Bong Joon-ho takes on this issue in his English-language debut, titled “Snowpiercer.” With familiar faces like Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda […]

How Video Games have Opened Your Thinking

(Source) How many of us have found ourselves stuck in a dream, wishing we could control what was happening? How many of us have found we could? The concept of lucid dreaming is an old one, but so is the idea that what happens during our day often finds its way into our REM state. […]