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Harbinger Down Brings Practical Effects Back Into the Limelight

The title may sound like a bit of a falsehood as they have never really left our screens. But it is fair to say that Hollywood does like to utilize its CGI toolbox, with practical effects often used in conjunction, rather than relied upon them ...

Ten Geek Friendly Flicks for Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day. The fancy restaurants will be full up on reservations by now, and flowers and candy are so last year. Why not grab your geeky valentine and camp out on the couch for a little cuddles and movie time? Check out ...

Walt Disney Was Asked To Make An Exosuit For The Navy

The science of robotics is becoming one of the most exciting areas of advancement in the last few years. Creations like Asimo show that incredible things can be done and that people are always fascinated by how far this technological age has ...

Ice Follies – When it’s Best to Leave Frozen “Things” Lie

When it comes to scientists poking around Antarctica and reviving mysterious organisms, a certain film series always comes to mind. The lesson? Let frozen aliens lie. Year: 1951 – The Thing From Another World Discovery: American military ...

Invasion of the Jellyfish People?

Our prospective alien rulers may look less like us and much more like bags of goo. It’s not uncommon for biologists to cringe a little at popular science fiction when alien beings are portrayed as some kind of variation of human beings. ...