News tagged with science fiction

What is the Alcubierre "warp" drive?

It's always a welcome thing to learn that ideas that are commonplace in science fiction have a basis in science fact. Cryogenic freezers, laser guns, robots, silicate implants… and let's not forget the warp drive! Believe ...

dateJan 20, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Westworld reminds us of how like us robots could be

For a sci-fi fan like me, fascinated by the nature of human intelligence and the possibility of building life-like robots, it's always interesting to find a new angle on these questions. As a re-imagining of the original ...

dateOct 04, 2016 in Robotics
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Beam me up to the video conference

When science fiction heroes communicate, they don't use landlines or cell phones. The caller simply appears in virtual form in the middle of the room; full sized and three dimensional. For researchers at Fraunhofer, this ...

dateSep 07, 2016 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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