Science Articles for Baen Books:
Putting the Science in Science Fiction – Dr. Tedd’s introduction: The relationship between speculative fiction and science – including scientists who write SF!
The Neuroscience of Darkships – The science behind the scenes of Sarah A. Hoyt’s Darkship Renegades.
On the Road to the BrainShips – Ann McCaffrey’s The Ship Who Sang inspires a look at the current science of interfacing brain and machine.
A Terrible Thing to Lose – Zombie Science in John Ringo’s Under a Graveyard Sky.
From “Smart Flesh” to Custom Organs – The “growing” science of tissue engineering.
Why Science is Never Settled – The scientific method, art of peer review, science controversies and “consensus” through history. Part 1. Part 2.
Even Fantasy Needs Science – Is magic really just sufficiently advanced technology?
A Translunar Laboratory … Hurrah! – Why we need to build a space laboratory, what it needs to do, where it needs to be located.
Remember to Remind Me! – How has the science and understanding of human memory changed in the 100 years since the discovery of Alzheimer’s Disease?
Will Hollywood ever get it Right? – A look at science in the movies.
Are We Really Just Wired Differently? – Are human memory, personality & talent just a matter of wiring?
Homo Stellaris – Becoming the People of the Stars – What will it take for humans to adapt themselves and their environments to Interstellar travel and exploration?
Seeing Inside Your Head: From MRI to Telepathy? Can sufficiently advance brain imaging really tell what someone is thinking?
Fixing Broken Memory – Developing a hippocampal neural prosthetic for human memory – the story of the amazing first-of-its-kind breakthrough and the team that made it happen.
Do You Believe in the Singularity? – What is meant by a “Singularity” in terms of human (and intelligence) evolution? Is it possible that through AI, bionics and biomedical engineering that humans will evolve to a point that we’ll no longer be recognizeable as human?
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