GeekeryScience

Power-Armor Punch-Up

Everyone loves a good power-armored dust-up. There is something deeply satisfying about watching a billionaire in an indestructible suit punch their way to victory. As I watch Iron Man and Batman do battle with bombs, gods, and motor vehicles, though, I can’t help but wonder about their long-term health. Even …

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ScienceSkepticism

Are Flying Cars the Future of Transport?

No, and you should know by now that they aren’t. There’s been a headline just about every year you’ve been alive that someone has built a flying car and it’s going to revolutionize the way we travel. It never does. It never will. This has very little to do with technological …

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Life Signs Detected

I love good sci-fi. Hell, I love bad sci-fi, but sometimes I make the mistake of thinking too much about it and then I start to get grouchy. Today I’m grouchy about detecting life. In almost any space-faring sci-fi story, there is a moment when someone pushes a button, looks …

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Fiction

A Few (well, 90+) of my Favorite Books

Hello, I would like to talk about books! pic.twitter.com/BQiDHmhtUS — Emily 💖💜💙🚀 (@seelix) June 5, 2017 It doesn’t take much to convince me to talk about books, so I figured I would jump in to the “one like = one favorite book” meme going around Twitter. I figured I’d get …

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CosplayCraftingGeekeryScience Fiction

Making a Replica Discovery Combadge

I was pretty whiny about the costumes in Star Trek: Discovery last week. There is a part of the uniform that I didn’t talk about at all, though: the combadge. The original series didn’t have combadges, but crests that showed their department on the ship: command, operations or science. The …

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CosplayGeekeryScience Fiction

Star Trek: Discovery – Throwing Down the Gauntlet to Cosplayers

The costumes in the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series are as baffling as they are beautiful. I imagine the artistic director found out that people liked to make replica star trek costumes and took it as a challenge. “We’ll not be having that,” they said. “We’ll have no pajama shirts or polyester jumpsuits …

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Jose Luis Hernandez Mendoza discussing his theories and work with Frank Lloyd Wright at his suite in the Hotel del Prado, Mexico.
DesignEvents

150 Years of Doing It Wright

Were humans significantly longer-lived than we currently are, today we would be celebrating the 150th birthday of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Unfortunately (or perhaps not, this particular human was problematic AF), today’s commemorative celebrations must go on without the man himself. If you’re looking to celebrate the architecture, design, …

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Recent Comments

  • User AvatarRyan I look forward to joining you in your magical eutopean space future, Rei. – Jun 19, 10:05 AM
  • User AvatarRei Malebario You are, I'm sorry to say, completely wrong. Yes, I want a car like the one in Jetsons. And it's fine. Because I don't just... – Jun 19, 5:30 AM
  • User Avatarzeroblade Interesting to see from an armourers point of view, here are a few other views on fantasy stuff: Swordfighters point of view: all those weapons... – May 11, 6:04 AM
  • User AvatarDonna I went to the Bethlehem, Pa rally. It was heartening how many people showed up, people from seemingly every demographic! I wish there were actionable... – Apr 24, 5:48 PM
  • User AvatarAmy Roth I was at Silicon Valley Comic Con and there was a march right outside, sadly I could not attend cuz I had to stay at... – Apr 24, 5:15 PM
  • User Avatarcriticaldragon1177 Donna, Yeah I can imagine. Not being able to tell what's real anymore would be a nightmare – Apr 03, 2:36 PM

Geekery

GeekeryScience

Power-Armor Punch-Up

Everyone loves a good power-armored dust-up. There is something deeply satisfying about watching a billionaire in an indestructible suit punch their way to victory. As I watch Iron Man and Batman do battle with bombs, gods, and motor vehicles, though, I can’t help but wonder about their long-term health. Even …

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Art

a crowd of Chicagoans carrying science-related signs for the March for Science. The Chicago skyline is in the background.
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Art Inquisition: Did You March for Science?

This past Saturday, scientists and science-enthusiasts took to the streets of over 600 cities around the globe to proclaim their love for SCIENCE. Yes, in all-caps! Here at the Lab, we do love us some science… capital letters or no. And we’ve got opinions on the March as varied as …

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Science

GeekeryScience

Power-Armor Punch-Up

Everyone loves a good power-armored dust-up. There is something deeply satisfying about watching a billionaire in an indestructible suit punch their way to victory. As I watch Iron Man and Batman do battle with bombs, gods, and motor vehicles, though, I can’t help but wonder about their long-term health. Even …

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Music

Geekerymusic

Make Each Other Brave

Woot Suit Riot released their first live album yesterday. Go listen to it. The album speaks for itself, the rest of what I have to say is for people without headphones handy. They play the nerd rock/folk in the same broad genre as Jonathan Coulton, Molly Lewis, Marian Call, and Paul …

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