How Much Money Would it Take to be Batman?

Is it possible to be Batman? Okay, better question, who could afford the technology to be Batman? Could we even make much of what we see being used by Batman in the Dark Knight movies? Read More >>

How Close are We to a Real Iron Man Suit?

If we are just talking about an armoured suit that augments a human's strength and weaponry, then we're extremely close. But if we're talking about something with all of the primary abilities of Iron Man's character (i.e. flight, clean infinite power, and repulsor beams), that may never become a reality. The current version in the comic books is even more insane than the one in the movies — the suit's made almost entirely of nanites, which can repair or replicate on the fly themselves and any weaponry. Read More >>

How are Laptops Used on the International Space Station?

When the ISS was being designed, it was wisely concluded that installing physical interfaces into the structure of the ISS was not a good idea. Read More >>

Does The International Space Station Have An On-Call Doctor?

The answer is yes...and no! It all depends on your definition of “on call.” Read More >>

How Did the Bicycle Evolve?

The quest for a human-powered, stable, fast and energy-efficient vehicle has taken us a long way. Let’s see how it all started. Read More >>

Why Did NASA End The Space Shuttle Programme?

By Mark Adler – NASA and Jet Propulsion Laboratory Engineer Read More >>

How Close are We to Creating a Star-Trek-Like “Holodeck”?

Hundreds of years away, if it’s possible at all. There are several main technologies that are on display in a holodeck, some of which we are closer to and some of which we are further away from. Read More >>

What are All Those Weird Noises You Hear on an Aeroplane?

I used to work at Boeing and repaired the computerised part of the machines that put together 747’s. People not familiar with planes are scared because they are forced to be quiet and go along with acting normal while stuck in a tube hurtling through the air at 600 miles an hour, and 30,000 feet above the earth. What could go wrong? Read More >>

Star Wars vs Star Trek: Which is More Technologically Advanced?

Let’s not beat around the bush here. Star Wars vs Star Trek: if you compare the two universes, side-by-side, which comes out as the most tech-savvy? Let's answer that age-old (well, 40-odd years old) question. Read More >>