Category Archives: Science Fiction

Alien Signal? – Aliens really confused us :-)

This was an extraordinarily ‘exciting’ week for alien hunters. Russian radio telescope Ratan-600 said to have registered a strong radio signal possibly from a star HD 164595 which is about 94 light-years away from Earth. (more…)

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Science-Fiction im Realitäts-Check

Freiburger Forscher besprechen in einer Filmreihe den Wahrheitsgehalt von Zukunftsfantasien

Ein Roboter mit Bewusstsein, manipulierte Erinnerungen oder mit dem Gehirn ferngesteuerte Avatare: Diese Ideen aus Science-Fiction-Filmen erscheinen mit dem heutigen technologischen Fortschritt in Reichweite. Wie aber sehen das Forscherinnen und Forscher, die an Robotern, Neurotechnologien und Künstlicher Intelligenz arbeiten? Welche Entwicklungen stehen bevor, welche sind unwahrscheinlich und welche erwünscht? Über diese Fragen diskutieren Wissenschaftler aus dem Exzellenzcluster BrainLinks-BrainTools der Universität Freiburg gemeinsam mit dem Publikum anhand von vier Filmen und Ausschnitten aus Serien. Die Filmreihe richtet sich primär an Schülerinnen und Schüler ab 16 Jahren sowie Studierende, steht jedoch auch anderen Interessierten offen. Die Vorführungen finden je nach Termin im Kommunalen Kino oder in der Universität im Rahmen des aka-Filmclubs statt. Der Eintritt im Kommunalen Kino beträgt sechs Euro, der ermäßigte Preis vier Euro. Die Vorführung des aka-Filmclubs kostet 1,50 Euro. Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich, für ganze Schulklassen jedoch erwünscht.

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‘Kinect Star Wars:’ A Tour de Force by Fans, for Fans

*Meet the Force-sensitive fans who helped bring the Star Wars universe to life in “Kinect Star Wars,” the ultimate Jedi experience for Padawans of all ages.*

REDMOND, Wash. – Abby Lee walked into a Seattle toy store recently and purchased two LEGO Darth Vader alarm clocks, a Star Wars pop-up book, and a few LEGO speeder bikes. The bemused checkout clerk asked if she was going to a birthday party.

“No,” Lee replied. “I’m going to work.” (more…)

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UFO for American Presidents

Many U.S. presidents during their terms were seriously interested in UFOs and extraterrestrial intelligence issues, and some of them even had a chance to make contact with aliens. We turn to the recently declassified archives of ufology. Let’s start with 1948, when President Harry S. Truman summoned his Assistant Robert Landry to the Oval Office.

Truman gave him the order to make reports every three months on the flying saucers observed over the country. Once, Truman asked to investigate the case of the appearance of mysterious object over Washington that he observed through his window. (more…)

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Three Giant Spaceships to Attack Earth in 2012?

UFO encounters became especially frequent in the middle of the 20th century, when it became impossible to disregard incidents of UFO sightings anymore. Special services started establishing special departments for air defense troops, secret laboratories were organized to study the phenomenon. It is not ruled out, that secret services have already had chances to study fragments of alien spaceships or even aliens themselves.

It is about time science should say its word regarding the problem, and it did. SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), an independent non-commercial organization, released a sensational statement. (more…)

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Time Machine Built in Europe, Russian Scientists Say

Russian physicists seriously believe that the Large Hadron Collider can be used for time travel. However, it will only happen when it starts working at full capacity and stops breaking down. If earlier time travel was considered science fiction, now it suddenly turned into the favorite pet project of theoretical physicists. Renowned physicist Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology once said in one of his lectures:

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