[FilmInquiry] Going ‘Sub-atomic’ in ANT MAN

This article is part of the Fantasy Science & Coffee column on Film Inquiry [Link to original article] Resizing Ant-Man The Marvel superhero, Ant-Man, wears a suit that can make him incredibly small or incredibly large at will. At the beginning of the 2015 film, Darren Cross of Futures Lab, describes the science behind it: …a…

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,…