Our resident film physicist tackles the final frontier and finds some key pointers for our own space travels
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If we wish to travel through time, we must be able to control it, to mold it to our own desires and specifications...
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A brief history of the subject, in both science and fiction, with help from the TV and film experts of Comedy Central's Beat the Geeks, Paul Goebel and Marc Heuck.
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Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely
Technology may be ushering in a golden age of stalking, in which predators use GPS, cellphones and other devices to track and terrorize.
Lydia Kavraki: How can the robot know how to move through the ever-changing human world?
The most detailed microscopic crystallography image ever created
The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
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