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Spheres of Nostoc

Photo: Gerd Guenther/Duesseldorf, NRW, Germany They look like they came straight out of a science fiction movie, but those are real. Gerd Guenther took that micrograph of spherical colonies of bluegreen algae Nostoc commune, [...]

Vapor Trails and Cones

Photo: Wikimedia Commons They look straight out a science fiction movie, but those circular vapor trails of the B-17 Flying Fortress over the night skies of Europe during [...]

Fascinating Architectural Figure Drawings

Figural forms built out of architectural elements, these illustrations by Sean Edward Whelan look like sculptural cityscapes from a science fiction movie. Full of finely illustrated detail, you will continue to see more and more of what makes up each figure as you look over them. It’s easy to get lost in the clutter of objects, [...]

Zardoz Dog Costume

What? You think that your dog is entitled to some dignity? Bah! He should be dressed up like Sean Connery from the weird 1974 science fiction movie Zardoz. That’s what Dave Shumka did with his dog Grampa, and a fine job of it, too. Note his attention to detail: the dog is even wearing leather [...]


PlasmaBike – $87.95 Are you looking for a cool set of wheels for your favorite toddler? You need the PlasmaBike from the NeatoShop. This awesome self-balancing bike looks like something out of a science fiction movie. Want to guess which one? Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more fantastic Toys & Games! Link

The Wallpaper Of The Future

Philips aims to make our lives quite a bit brighter in the future, and their latest creation is like something out of a science fiction movie. They, along with Kvadrat Soft Cells, are in the process of making luminous textile, essentially mini LED lights embedded into material that can be hung on walls like regular [...]

Expert claims El Chupacabra mystery solved

Author Benjamin Radford believes El Chupacabra is but a left-over memory from a science fiction movie. Managing editor of the journal The Skeptical In…

No Robocop Statue for Detroit

The Mayor of Detroit has been crowd-sourcing ideas to reinvigorate the Motor City – and he actually received a pretty cool suggestion, no doubt inspired at least in part by Philadelphia’s statue of their hometown movie hero Rocky. Sadly, the short-sighted Bing politely declined the idea, which was overflowing with win. Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, who has [...]

Minority Report-style Web Surfing with Kinect

(Video Link) In the science fiction movie Minority Report, Tom Cruise’s character was able to control a computer using a special glove. Computer scientists Aaron Zinman, Doug Fritz, Greg Elliot, and Roy Shilkrot developed something similar using the Kinect gaming platform. via Make Previously: Gesture-Based Glove Interface

Jurassic Park: The Musical

Yes, there’s a musical version of the science fiction movie Jurassic Park. It was written by Phillip Malcom and Aaron Holmes. The play has been occasionally performed since 2009 by college students in Lincoln, Nebraska. It’s about an hour long, and you can watch it in the links below. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part [...]