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Nicole Sixx’s “Nina The Intergalactic Demon Slayer” – The Dagger Man (Part Three)

Posted on 19 March 2014 by

**New to Nina? Click here to start from the nuclear Lovecraft-ian beginning! Updated Monthly.** Breakfast was as scheduled but subdued. It was clear that everyone wanted to talk about Harrison’s demise but no one was willing to break decorum by bringing it up. A shuffling of half eaten plates was the only real break in [...]

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Nicole Sixx’s “Nina The Intergalactic Demon Slayer” – The Dagger Man (Part Two)

Posted on 04 March 2014 by

**New to Nina? Click here to start from the nuclear Lovecraft-ian beginning! Updated Monthly.**   There was an outdated myth amongst humanity that life was short, as the generations went by and modern science continued to explore and advance Nina herself had become aware that life was in fact very long. Sometimes, when she took [...]

TV Previews

Super Bowl 2014 TV Series Trailer: Cosmos on FOX

Posted on 02 February 2014 by

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the FOX revival of the much-loved Cosmos.  Not surprisingly, it popped up during the Super Yawn Bowl and was definitely a bright spot in what turned out to be a fairly dull evening.  The 30-second spot entitled Buckle Up is more of a visual pep rally [...]

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Nicole Sixx’s “Nina The Intergalactic Demon Slayer” – The Dagger Man (Part One)

Posted on 29 November 2013 by

**New to Nina? Click here to start from the nuclear Lovecraft-ian beginning! Updated Monthly.**     Sun shone down warmly on Nina’s face as she sipped blue wine from a thin clear flute and stared out over the railing of the terrace. Zo’Dair was a large planet with and even larger sun and something about [...]

Science vs SciFi

It’s Okay To Pee In The Pool & 49 Other Science Misconceptions

Posted on 03 November 2013 by

If you love science fiction then you probably have at least a passing interest in science, if not an outright passion for it.  I really love science-y stuff, interesting facts, and watching TV.  That’s what makes this video from the wonderfully random site mental_floss so great; it combines all three of those things into one [...]

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Got A Smartphone & Ten Bucks? Make A Microscope!

Posted on 28 October 2013 by

Practically all of the cool things you can do with today’s multi-talented smartphones involve downloading an app.  “There’s an app for that!” is practically a cliche’, even if it’s true most of the time.  But apps are limited by the phone’s physical limitations, so no matter how good the camera may be you just can’t [...]

Science vs SciFi, TV Previews

“Cosmos” Returns to TV In 2014 With Neil deGrasse Tyson – Trailers

Posted on 28 October 2013 by

The original Cosmos hosted by the late Carl Sagan premiered over 30 years ago and was an instant hit with viewers worldwide.  I don’t know of anyone who hasn’t at least heard of Cosmos and it’s about time it returned.  In a time when we’re trying to spark an interest in the sciences we need [...]

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Nicole Sixx’s “Nina The Intergalactic Demon Slayer” – The Witch in the Desert

Posted on 07 October 2013 by

**New to Nina? Click here to start from the nuclear Lovecraft-ian beginning! Updated Monthly.** Gelard 9 was a primitive world that existed snugly in its own time, cut off from the rest of the universe. The inhabitants of Gelard 9 only went outside in the large protective space suits of their forefathers, the original settlers [...]

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Nicole Sixx’s “Nina The Intergalactic Demon Slayer” – The Dead Ship

Posted on 29 August 2013 by

**New to Nina? Click here to start from the nuclear Lovecraft-ian beginning! Updated Monthly.**   The ship hung silently before her, a dead cold hull floating against a speckled starry backdrop. The ship seemed to have been abandoned some time ago as it now hung there in lonesome solitude. No debris field or pulse beacon, [...]

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Nicole Sixx’s “Nina The Intergalactic Demon Slayer” – The City of Night (Part Two)

Posted on 31 July 2013 by

**New to Nina? Click here to start from the nuclear Lovecraft-ian beginning! Updated Monthly.**     Nina hated the way Clarina ate her meat. It was an act of aggression and dominance. A show put on for her benefit. All of this was a show, fine things at a fine price meant to show Nina [...]

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Nicole Sixx’s “Nina The Intergalactic Demon Slayer” – The City of Night (Part One)

Posted on 25 June 2013 by

  **New to Nina? Click here to start from the nuclear Lovecraft-ian beginning! Updated Monthly.**       Nina never slept during space travel. Her ship was fast and complex, nothing so simple as to be left to autopilot. Besides pirate ships and worse scanned ships for cryogenic support systems, easy prey for their crackers [...]

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Nicole Sixx’s “Nina The Intergalactic Demon Slayer” – The Beast in the Pit

Posted on 26 April 2013 by

  Nina’s right arm was a tapestry of destruction, an inked and toned muscled map of her kills and conquests. Monsters never before seen were forever immortalized in their horror. Monsters she had hunted and slain out here in the far reaches of space and time. There was so much darkness in the universe, and [...]

Science vs SciFi

Ultra High Density Data Storage – It’s In Your DNA

Posted on 21 August 2012 by

Okay, maybe not your DNA specifically, but it looks like the key to extremely high density data storage could lie in using DNA itself as the storage medium.  Over at Nature.com is an article describing how three researchers have encoded a little over 5mb of a book draft along with some jpeg images and a [...]

Science vs SciFi

Femto-Photography – Video At A Trillion Frames Per Second!

Posted on 05 August 2012 by

The image above probably doesn’t look very impressive.  After all it’s just someone shining a light at a water-filled Coke bottle, right?  Well, yes and no. What you’re actually seeing is a pulse of light captured as it’s passing through the bottle.  In fact, it’s captured with such a high frame rate that it looks [...]

Science vs SciFi

Watch As Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Internet & PCs – In 1974!

Posted on 06 May 2012 by

Arthur C. Clarke was known worldwide as a prolific author, futurist and the man most often credited with the concept of the geostationary communications satellite.  While the idea was posited by others before Clarke, he was probably most instrumental in giving the idea widespread popularity, and in that vein he brought them to life.  Because [...]

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