On-Demand Spaceship Parts from Pink Goop?

One of the most fascinating technologies to be birthed out of the turn of the millennium is additive, or 3d, printing. And like many other scientific discoveries and inventions, it doesn’t take a ton of imagination to see how something like that might be useful in space. In fact, I …

FlashFic: Sandshark Hunt

I love finding unusual NerdArt. This piece is so improbable, and yet the action is engaging and frantic. Titled The Great Sand Shark Chase, this was created by Warren Goh, a student at 3DSense Media School in Singapore as part of a class project called Desert Canyon. I was so …

FlashFic: Resurrectant

Saw this yesterday on ArtStation and was immediately inspired to do a flash piece. This one comes in at just over 1k words. I also want to give a special thank you and shout-out to Pablo Dominguez over at ArtStation, who graciously gave me permission to post his art. He …

Immigration and overseas manufacturing may be irrelevant to future jobs

Okay, I’m going to try to talk about a political topic without getting political. I’m talking about jobs in the U.S. I’ve not been shy on sharing my opinions on things like this, but that’s not what this post is about. We’re not here to talk about immigrants “stealing” jobs …

In the Pitch Black of space, only Oobleck can save you

As a fan of science fiction and a wanna-be futurist, I like to think that someday in the (hopefully) not-too-distant future we will send out a spaceship designed to slowly carry colonists across the vast, empty stretches of interstellar space to a new world. This trip will likely take years, maybe a …

Mutants in Spaaaace, Space, Space…

As a child, I was never that interested in the idea of generation space ships. I mean, what was the point, right? We were going to have warp speed or hyperspace to get us to and from all those amazing distant worlds. But reality is rarely like childhood imaginations. Not …