Stuck in a Tin Can in Deep Space

One of the most iconic phrases in Science Fiction is Star Trek’s original opening line, “Space, the final frontier.” Space may be the final frontier, but first, we have to be able to survive the cold vacuum of vast open nothingness that makes up the unimaginable distance between our solar …

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 …

Poo-igloos and Dropping a Few Bricks on Mars

In order for humans to really start colonizing throughout the solar system, we’ll need to be able to build a wide range of buildings and structures. And, Andy Weir’s book (and subsequent Hollywood adaption) The Martian act as a cautionary thought experiment on how we may need those structures to …

Pawns is a Slow, Enjoyable Burn With an Engaging Pace

Some books are fast-paced romps; some are even-paced, methodical grippers; and some are just boring. While Pawns, book 1 of Patrick Hodges’ Wielders of Arantha series is not a rollercoaster-ride of a tale, it’s anything but boring. I suppose, to put it into words, it’s a slow burn that builds …

Changing Atomic Spectra or Hiding from Interplanetary Interlopers

Well, this is interesting. This article just came across my feed this morning. Keep in mind, the ideas behind this are still VERY much theoretical. No one has even tested to see if it can be done. Even so, this is fantastic fodder for brainstorming and creative thought. Spectroscopy is …

Exploring the Galaxy, 8-bits at a Time

What do you get when you combine a love for science fiction, a nearly endlessly explorable galaxy and a nostalgic love of old video games? My wife and I playing countless hours of Starbound, that’s what. “But … but … what is this “Starbound” of which you speak?” you ask. …