Force fields are the stuff of science fiction, but directed energy systems to fry drones, or stop people, already exist. Here's what's real about the tech—and what's more fantastical.
Filmmakers use color wheels created by Isaac Newton to match sci-fi scenes to viewers' emotions.
A science-fiction take on the future of CRISPR and embro editing.
And other weird things we learned this week.
Sci-fi authors wanted to prevent dystopian futures. Instead they predicted them.
Linguists, designers, and scientists are scheming up ways to break a language barrier that doesn’t exist (yet).
Speculation through ‘design fiction’ helps expose human biases—for better and for worse.
Consider the brain in a vat.
To help you ignore your dystopian reality.
Our best guess for what it would take to get to planets that are really, really far away.
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