[Film Inquiry] Teleportation in Science Fiction and Real Life

This article is part of the Fantasy Science & Coffee column on Film Inquiry [Link to original article] Fans of science fiction are no stranger to the word ‘teleportation’. Each story may have its own style of teleportation, but the premise remains the same: instantaneous movement between far off points in space. Let’s take a…

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…