[Film Inquiry] Aeroponics & Star Trek Voyager

This article is part of the Fantasy Science & Coffee column on Film Inquiry [Link to original article] Aeroponics in Star Trek Voyager A staple of science fiction is space travel, and along with space travel comes the challenge: where will the crew members get their nutrients from on long missions? One of the coolest food preparation…

[Film Inquiry] Immortality and The Man From Earth

This article is part of the Fantasy Science & Coffee column on Film Inquiry [Link to original article] The obsession with life extension and immortality does not lie solely within the realms of science fiction: one of the driving forces of medical research throughout history has been to prolong life. There are a number of…

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: 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…