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Onboard SpaceX footage of rocket’s first stage landing

SpaceX has now managed to land the first stage of its satellite-launching rocket, the Falcon 9, four times in a row. Three of those landings amazingly have been on barges floating in the ocean....
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Neal Stephenson reading guide

US science fiction writer Neal Stephenson is perhaps best known for his outstanding novel Cryptonomicon, an epic science fiction tale that switches between Allied codebreakers working at Bletchley Park during the Second World War,...
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Star Wars Rogue One trailer does not disappoint

Star Wars: Rogue One will be the second Star Wars film to be released since George Lucas sold the franchise rights to Disney for four billion, which after the reception of The Force Awakens, seems like a bargain. Instead...
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Jeff Goldblum’s back in new Independence Day 2 trailer

What I like about the first trailers for Independence Day 2: Resurgence is Jeff Goldblum. One of my favorite actors, he seemed to have almost disappeared after starring in a string of classic science fiction movies in the 80s and 90s, from...

Best virtual reality and augmented reality gear

The science fiction devices and virtual landscapes described in books like Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash and William Gibson's Neuromancer are edging closer to reality. With the consumer editions of the Oculus Rift, Gear VR,...
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Why do we never see the moon’s dark side?

While different parts of the moon are lit up at different times, we never see it all as it rotates with only one side facing the Earth. The Moon's dark side remains hidden because the Moon...
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If Jon Snow survives, what will he be like?

If you've already watched the end of Game of Throne's Season 5,  you would be aware that Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington, met an unfortunate end at the hands of his own men, members...
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Atlas robot taunted by its creators

If anyone doubts we're getting close to a time when human labour is replaced by robots, watching this video is sure to change your mind. The latest robot creation from Google owned Boston Dynamics takes a...
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Jurassic World fails to deliver

Twenty years after Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park and its two forgettable sequels, you may have hoped for a few new ideas and at least some above average special effects from Jurassic World in 2015. Instead, Jurassic World...