NerdArt Roundup! March 17, 2017

I skipped last week. Yeah, sorry about that. I’m going through some things in what I want to do here. Also, life kind of got busy for a while. But here’s this week. Two-Thirds of the people in my house are on Spring Break. That means life has eased up …

Changing Atomic Spectra or Hiding from Interplanetary Interlopers

Well, this is interesting. This article just came across my feed this morning. Keep in mind, the ideas behind this are still VERY much theoretical. No one has even tested to see if it can be done. Even so, this is fantastic fodder for brainstorming and creative thought. Spectroscopy is …

Of Flying Cars and Space Planes

Despite having basically supercomputers in our pockets, cars that nearly drive themselves and being just a few years from robots doing almost all manual labor, getting into space is still very difficult and very expensive. However, that may change in our lifetime. According to a paper by the National Aeronautics …

Exploring the Galaxy, 8-bits at a Time

What do you get when you combine a love for science fiction, a nearly endlessly explorable galaxy and a nostalgic love of old video games? My wife and I playing countless hours of Starbound, that’s what. “But … but … what is this “Starbound” of which you speak?” you ask. …

*Archive* Science Fact-ion: Human Popscicles, a.k.a. Cryonics

Cryosleep, cryonics, cryogenics, space sleep… whatever you call it, freezing people for later reanimation has been a staple of science fiction for… forever. From Star Wars to Star Trek to Red Dwarf to Doctor Who and a whole slew more, humanity has had a love affair with the idea of …

*Archive* Science Fact-ion: The Tricorder

With the recent passing of television and scifi legend Leonard Nimoy, I wanted to post something as a tribute. But, in some ways, I feel like the Internet has provided far more in that realm, with much more touching sentiment than I could. Instead, I’ll do something that is related …