What was the first science fiction film?

Science fiction as a genre has, through generations, been a classic treat of cinema. Films bearing the label range from the iconic star wars movies at Dunes (both the 2021 iteration and the original 1984 film), dipping its toes in the cosmic horror (Annihilation) and comedy (space balls). But where …

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Why science fiction speaks the language of anxiety

Learning to be anxious the right way is learning the ultimate. –Søren Kierkegaard When people think of science fiction, things like space travel, alien invasions, and futuristic technology usually come to mind. Science fiction is all that, but it is also much more. It can take place at any time, …

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Discovery Reveals Role of Oxygen Impurities in Semiconductor Properties

A research team probing the properties of a semiconductor combined with a new thin oxide film has observed a surprising new source of conductivity from oxygen atoms trapped inside. Scott Chambers, materials scientist at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, reported the team’s discovery at the American Physical …

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$5 million donation brings thylacine de-extinction closer

A graphical representation of the internal structure of Tasmanian tiger joeys. Image: TIGGR Laboratory. The University of Melbourne is establishing a world-class research laboratory for marsupial deextinction and conservation science with a $5 million philanthropic gift. The donation will be used to establish the …

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‘The Hidden Hindu’ is an amalgamation of mythology and science fiction: Akshat Gupta

Interview with Mr. Akshat Gupta, author of the forthcoming book ‘The Hidden Hindu’. Mr. Gupta reveals some interesting facts about his upcoming book and talks at length about mythology as a genre. Q- As we all know that your next book “The Hidden Hindu” is about to be launched, tell …

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Herophilus Publishes a General Method for Detecting Relevant Signals in Machine Learning Analysis of Complex Biological Datasets | Business

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 28, 2022– Herophilus, a leading biotechnology company developing neurotherapies to cure complex brain diseases, today announced the publication of research describing a new statistical method to identify and analyze the effects of potentially confounding variables on models of machine learning for complex biological datasets. The ability of …

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Three crazy DARPA projects that sound more like science fiction than science

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies that may be used for military purposes. The agency was established on February 7, 1958. It was originally known as the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) …

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HBKU college considers an objective method to monitor sports training

The College of Health and Life Sciences (CHLS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) presented a lecture by influential researcher from the University of South Australia, Professor Jon Buckley, highlighting the using heart rate kinetics to monitor the physical performance of athletes. Professor Buckley, Dean of Programs at the University …

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‘It sounds like science fiction’: Aroa Biosurgery uses sheep to help humans heal

A New Zealand biotech company is turning guts into a potential goldmine, using part of sheep stomachs to create high-tech soft-tissue healing products for humans. Aroa Bioscience has sold more than five million of its medical “devices” derived from sheep stomachs since winning FDA approval in the United States in …

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Portland, OR Author Publishes Science Fiction Novel

Legend of the Maara, a new book by Patrick Castles, has been published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. While studying the distant planet of Earth, Maara, along with his teammates Chaperone, Jason Tabor, an archaeologist, is kidnapped and wakes up naked and alone in a plain white room with no …

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