Category Archives: 1. Science Fiction

Upcoming Events Listing

There are a bunch of events I’ve been meaning to post about, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. So, here they are: June 12-13, 2006Uncle Orson’s Writing Class 2006Southern Virginia UniversityBuena Vista, Va.Orson Scott Card teaches this annual seminar for novice and experienced writers alike. Participants take part in two days of discussions, […]

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Thoughts of Extinction

Since Threshold was canceled, I’ve become an avid watcher of Invasion. I was a big fan of Sean Cassidy’s other project, American Gothic, and this show has a lot of similarities. But that’s not what I’ve come here to talk about. Yesterday, I read in the news about the last male purebred Columbia Basin pygmy […]

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Got Kids in K-12?

Contest Can Encourage their Interest in Space. ZG Aerospace, a company dedicated to making space exploration available for all, is offering students in grades K-12 the opportunity to send a school science project into space. Entries for the ‘Space Project Contest’ must be received by June 15, 2006. The top 3 entrants will have their […]

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Space Couture

We’re barely there and already a designer is planning for fashion forward space tourists! Last month marked the deadline for a unique fashion design competition: the Hyper Space Couture Design Contest. Entrants designed “Microgravity Wear for the First Generation of Space Tourism.” The designer behind this competition is Eri Matsui, a fashion designer from Japan […]

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Robo Receptionist

People Staff of Nagoya, Japan, wants Hello Kitty to greet visitors when they come into an office. Well, at least a robot receptionist modeled after the popular icon. In February of this year, they launched Robot Dispatch, where Japanese companies can rent an electronic receptionist in the shape of characters such as Hello Kitty for […]

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