A Life About Death

It was Mary Shelley's personal history that led to her fascination with bringing life from lifelessness.

A Life About Death

A Life About Death
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It was Mary Shelley's personal history that led to her fascination with bringing life from lifelessness.

The Life Suit

The Life Suit
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Monty Reed, an army veteran, was inspired by Robert Heinlein's idea of a power suit from "Starship Troopers." See how the "Life Suit" was created and how it can help the disabled to walk again.

Internet Addiction

Internet Addiction
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At the dawn of the personal computer, Heinlein predicted the unprecedented availability of information would take on a new form of human slavery: Internet addiction.

Who Was Robert Heinlein

Who Was Robert Heinlein
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Robert A Heinlein, a Navy veteran and writer, created a science fiction world that mixed politics and military values.

Projectile Wireless Taser

Projectile Wireless Taser
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Taser International recently developed a wireless projectile Taser that can incapacitate anyone from a distance. The weapon was inspired by one of Jules Verne's concepts from the 18th century.

Water as Fuel

Water as Fuel
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Jules Verne saw the potential for water to be used as fuel by using its basic components: hydrogen and oxygen. That idea eventually evolved into today's fuel cell technology.

Father of Sci Fi

Father of Sci Fi
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Jules Verne was not only an extraordinary writer, but a proven visionary. See why he is known by some as the "Father of Science Fiction".

Time Travel

Time Travel
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Dr. Michio Kaku explains that a wormhole is essentially a shortcut through space and time. Is time travel really possible? And if so, how do we avoid opening a metaphysical Pandora's box?

Young Asimov

Young Asimov
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What was it that drove young Isaac Asimov to become one of history's most renowned authors? Maybe it was candy!

In the Army

In the Army
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Isaac Asimov's love of humanity and his distaste for violence against others came, at least partly, from his experience in the Army.

The Last Question

The Last Question
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Isaac Asimov wrote almost 90 books from a hospital bed after undergoing heart surgery in his later years. In one of his final tales, Asimov explores the issues at the vary heart of the definition of autonomy and sentients.

Century Ahead of His Time

Century Ahead of His Time
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Science fiction expert Dr. Michio Kaku believes Wells was more than a century ahead of his time and, in fact, helped create the science fiction genre.

Heat Rays Today

Heat Rays Today
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Experts at Textron Systems are hard a work developing lasers that can zap enemy missiles out of the sky in mid-flight. Much like H.G. Well's heat rays from War of the Worlds.

The Pink Light

The Pink Light
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When a visitor came to see Philip K. Dick, a strange thing happened that led to an eerie premonition which ultimately saved his baby's life.

Dark View of Tech

Dark View of Tech
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Philip K. Dick is perhaps the most influential innovator in the science fiction world because of the dark view he took on technology's impact on mankind.

Losing His Twin Sister

Losing His Twin Sister
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Philip K. Dick suffered the loss of his twin sister shortly after birth and it had a pronounced effect of the rest of his life.

Inspiration

Inspiration
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Was the death of Mary Shellys infant daughter that was the impetuous for her greatest work?

Bioelectricity

Bioelectricity
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Check out what real science has to say about what modern day scientists are finding out about bioelectricity.

Prophets of Science Fiction Promo

Prophets of Science Fiction Promo
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Prophets of Science Fiction celebrates the minds of those who saw the future - visionary authors, dreamers and creators whose dreams of tomorrow are reality today. Premieres Wednesday, November 9 at 10PM e/p on Science.

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