In 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a short story about how a small but warlike nation would conquer Britain. It would do so using a new technology in a new and brutal way. It shocked the nation and, three years later, it became a reality.
Folks, we have a new hero in our midst, and it's a Cincinnati-area man named Jasen Dixon who built an illuminated, zombie-themed Nativity scene in his front yard ... complete with undead baby Jesus. Alas, his neighbors were none too pleased with his handiwork.
It's one of the most memorable scenes in science fiction: a 3D, holographic Princess Leia, begging for Obi-Wan's help. America's spy services have just plunked down $58 million to make it real. And if you think the gadget-makers behind this "Synthetic Holographic Observation" effort weren't inspired by Star Wars,…
Forget fireworks, celebrate this 4th of July with a towering inferno of science. Practical Pyromaniac William Gurstelle explains the physics of the phenomenon and shows us how to build our own. Read more over at Gizmodo.
Artist Jon Klassen creates friendly but dark drawings and stories about imperiled ships, interesting animals, and castles. He was a concept designer for the movie Coraline, too. See more of his diverting work on his website.