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Sci-Fi Movie Interfaces: Why Transparent Screens Are Miserable to Use

Yesterday, we sat in on the excellent 'Made it So (Interface Makers in Movies)' panel at SXSW with Chris Noessel, Mike Fink, Mark Coleran and David Lewandowski, some of the designers behind the on-screen interfaces in movies ranging from '80s classics 'Blade Runner' and 'WarGames' to modern day blockbusters 'Avatar' and 'Tron: Legacy.' The panel followed a simple question and answer format,...

NASA Attack on Absurd Sci-Fi Destroys the Myths of '2012'

Ridiculous and implausible science fiction movies number in the thousands, but one particularly absurd film has actually provoked public admonishment from NASA. According to The Australian, NASA members recently discussed Hollywood science fiction fare, particularly the inane nonsense offered by 'Armageddon,' 'The 6th Day' and the unprecedentedly terrible [Ed. note: AMAZING] '2012.' The...

10 Films That Would Flunk Science Class

When watching movies and television programs, we've all wondered whether or not those seemingly outlandish premises have any real foundation in hard science. Well, our friends over at Forbes.com have compiled a list of 10 Hollywood exports that are more fiction than science. Click through to see why the astronomy of 'Titanic' doesn't quite float. Next >> ...

Scientists Erase Memories in Mice

Movies have long had an obsession with erasing memories. 'Total Recall,' 'Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind,' and 'Men in Black' all feature the intentional manipulation of memory as a central plot point. Until now, the concept of selectively erasing memories has dwelt in the realm of science fiction, but scientists believe they have made a major step towards making such a procedure a reality....

Arthur C. Clarke, Sci-Fi Legend, Dies at Age 90

Yesterday an icon in the world of science fiction, Arthur C. Clarke, died. The 90-year-old geek patriarch suffered from post-polio syndrome. Clarke is best known for his novel '2001: A Space Odessy' which began life as short story called 'The Sentinel' before Stanley Kubrick turned it into a hallucinatory sci-fi epic. Clarke is also credited with having first conjured up the idea of space...