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Fusion In the Next Decade?

This is big news–really big news. Normally, I would shrug off claims about viable fusion power within the next 10 years. But this claims is not coming from some crackpot nutcase. This claim comes from Lockheed Martin; and when Lockheed Martin claims to have made a break-through, people listen.

According to Thomas McGuire, the leader of Lockheed Martin Skunk Work’s Revolutionary Technology division, they will have a working prototype of a viable fusion reactor within 5 years, and a commercially or militarily available fusion reactor (small enough to fit inside a truck, no less) within 10 years.

Take a look at their informational press release video:

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For more detailed information, check out the article at AviationWeek or Gizmodo, or  Lockheed Martin’s own information page.

The Great Martian War

As historical footage / CGI mashups go, this one takes the cake! Using World War I archival footage, CGI, and probably some reenactment footage as well, this video shows what a real Martian War would have looked like in 1914.

The footage is from a History Channel mockumentary called “The Great Martian War” which I apparently missed seeing, somehow. If anyone knows where to get the show, let me know!

Mad Max: Fury Road

Wooh… A new Mad Max movie you say? I guess so! And it looks pretty good, actually.

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Dragon*Con 2014 Costumes

I posted previously about Dragon*Con 2014, with a few pictures of some of the artifacts at their steampunk museum, but I just discovered this epic video by Crimson Arrow highlighting some of the particularly impressive costumes at Dragon*Con 2014. It is definitely a must see!

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Dragon*Con 2014

We got back from Dragon*Con 2014 last week, but this is the first chance I’ve had to actually post about it. As always, we had a great time. We got to see Kevin J. Anderson, Jim Butcher, Harry Turtledove, Gene Wolfe, and Walter Koenig. Patrick Stewart was also there, but I did not get into any of the massively crowded rooms to hear him talk.

Anyway, I leave you with some pictures of the fantastical steampunk gadgets and contraptions they had on display in the alt history museum.








Star Trek: Axanar

More crowd-funded fan-made sci-fi movie goodness! Take a look at the Kickstarter campaign for Star Trek: Axanar. Their 20 minute prelude film is pretty good, and they are right on target for their budget for the full 90 minute movie!

Crowd-funded fan-made sci-fi movies are truly the wave of the future!

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