When new technology looks like it came right out of Science Fiction, does the science influence the fiction or does the fiction influence the science? The answer is … yes! Both are true, according to an article in The Guardian, The real science of science fiction. Authors get ideas from science and dream ahead to what it will become. Scientists read Science Fiction and become inspired with new ideas. Often, the two groups merge and scientists write Science Fiction.
Whether you write the stories or create the reality, you’re both important to innovation and progress! Go you!
OK, I haven’t given you any awesome links lately. (But, in my defense, I did move everything I accumulated for fourteen years out of my old home and into a new one.) So here you go!
Sometimes science seems like it’s made up, doesn’t it? For instance, according to this TED talk, we read each others’ minds (seriously):
If you don’t believe that, you might be cynical, and it may cause dementia! Stupid News Network reports about the Finnish study that may make you want to look on the bright side more:
One thing that would make us all feel a lot more positive as parents, especially if we have passed our geeky tendencies to our kids, is more science-focused entertainment for kids. The Southern Geek tells us all about that in his vlog: