[Film Inquiry] Faster than Light Travel In Sci-fi & Real Life

This article is part of the Fantasy Science & Coffee column on Film Inquiry [Link to original article] Faster Than Light Travel in Science Fiction Faster than light (FTL) travel is one of the coolest hallmarks of science fiction. It’s practically essential for stories involving space travel, because of the mind-blowingly vast distances between stars….

[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…

[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: 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…