FUTURE TENSE: Old Time Radio Shows
Click into FUTURE TENSE and listen to radio show versions of SF short stories. These old timey shows feature radio actors, sound effects, and moody music, and with intriguing titles like "The Seventh Victim" and "Knock Unknown" how could you NOT listen to them?! OH, there are video clips, too.
How Real Science Shaped "Deus Ex" Game
The game's protagonist Adam Jensen works security for Sarif Industries, one of the biotechnology companies behind the futuristic tech, and becomes enhanced himself after surviving an encounter with violent intruders. Read about the real science and a review of the game that claims it is "philosophically profound and thrilling to play."
The Rise of the Personal Robot
At MIT, Cynthia Breazeal and her team are building robots with social intelligence that communicate and learn the same way people do.
Watch for amazing demo footage of friendly robots, childlike robots, helpful ones, and robots in interactive games for kids, and more.
This Can't Be Happening
"Yes, he said, what you are seeing is a lie ("illusion" is the polite word) but don't blame your lying eyes. Blame your lying brain."
Good luck convincing your visual system to change its mind.
- Dr. Ben Backus
Learn to read the trick in several optical illusions!
7 Life Lessons Learned from STAR TREK
Here is #1.
THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL IS TO BOLDY GO WHERE NO ONE HAS GONE BEFORE. This is true for vacations, for self-exploration, for life itself. If you want your days filled with adventure, laughter, love, learning and the occasional mind-meld, follow this route.
Click 7 Life Lessons to read the rest.
Life in Biosphere 2
Jane Poynter tells her story of living two years and 20 minutes in Biosphere 2 -- an experience that provoked her to explore how we might sustain life in the harshest of environments --like outer space.
Can't Imagine a World WITHOUT Robots
In this prophetic talk from 2003, roboticist Rodney Brooks talks about how robots are going to work their way into our lives -- starting with toys and moving into household chores ... and beyond.