Toolbox: Immersive Sound Experiences

The incredible Destin from Smarter Every Day makes immersive sound experiences by using binaural sounds. If you watch the videos with headphones, it’s like you’re actually there. A perfect resource for descriptive writers, and travel enthusiasts who can’t always get to where they want to go. The latest is of SpaceX’s FalconHeavy launch, which is…

Toolbox: Chain, More Efficient Energy Harvesting

Good science fiction stories make use of interesting hypothetical technology. While it is easy for writers to come up with what each piece of technology does, thinking of how it works in a believable manner is a different ball game.  Every piece of technology requires a plausible power source. Some of the more iconic sources in…

Toolbox: Speeding up Wound Healing with PDVF

Speed healing is a very common factor in fantasy and sci-fi plots.   The ability to quickly recover from wounds may be innate the way it is for Thor and Wolverine, or it may be a form of advanced technology like the dermal regenerator in Star Trek.  While superhuman healing capabilities are still far beyond our reach,…

Toolbox: The EmDrive and Space Travel

Talk of the EmDrive has recently made rounds in the news. The claim is that this new technology can potentially revolutionize  space travel. It is a hypothetical, propellent-less rocket engine that is designed to get its thrust through microwaves, and can potentially attain speeds we’ve not seen before. There’s one thing that needs to be clear: click bait news…

Toolbox: Evolution of Mutualist Species

This is an interesting tidbit for biology enthusiasts out there.  Recent studies have shown that mutualist species seem to evolve faster! In Lewis Carroll’s book Through the Looking Glass, the Red Queen explains how a race works to Alice: “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the…

Toolbox: Alternate Earths

Stumbled across this compilation of ideas behind various possible alternate Earths.  While the web design isn’t so great, there are a lot of interesting models and what-ifs! Website: http://www.worlddreambank.org/C/CAPRICES.HTM

Toolbox: Indestructible Spray

To all post-apocalyptic and science-fiction writers out there: you can totally add indestructible spray to your stories without it sounding like an easy, convenient solution!