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Robots R Us

The idea of creating imitations of ourselves has always fascinated us humans. In Greek mythology, the sculptor Pygmalion brought his statue Galatea to life. The ancient Chinese scholar Daoxuan spoke of creating “metallic people” to weep when the Buddha Shakyamuni … Continue reading

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To Boldly Go

Is there a connection between aliens and the coronavirus? No, this isn’t some cheesy tabloid revelation about the coronavirus being planted by aliens. So lower that eyebrow, please, and allow me to unpack that opening question: Why do we see … Continue reading

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Horror! Devastation! Pee!

I was 5 when I saw Dracula, my first horror movie. Alone. In a tiny room lit only by the glow of a black and white TV, behind which were sliding glass doors revealing the evil darkness beyond. I knew … Continue reading

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All the Time in the World

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I saw the movie The Time Machine as a kid and immediately became obsessed with the idea of time travel. I held my breath as George departed, determined to make the future better, and his insightful…

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The Unseen

Marine biology isn’t exactly a magnet for government financing, especially from the military-industrial complex. But Harcrest’s signature CBE (crude-but-effective) presentation style had secured full funding for the Bio-Invisibility Project. “We’re not talking the usual cloaking device foreplay here,” Harcrest had … Continue reading

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All the Time in the World

I saw the movie The Time Machine as a kid and immediately became obsessed with the idea of time travel. I held my breath as George departed, determined to make the future better, and his insightful botanist friend observed, “He has … Continue reading

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