Sci-fi

Independence Day 2 arriving in 2015

Independence Day 2 arriving in 2015

The sequel to the classic sci-fi thriller Independence Day is coming, and it has a release date. 20th Century Fox has announced that Independence Day 2 will be arriving in theaters on July 3, 2015. Director Roland Emmerich will return to direct the sequel, but none of the original cast members have committed to the film yet.

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Report: Harrison Ford signed for Star Wars VII as Han Solo

Report: Harrison Ford signed for Star Wars VII as Han Solo

It's time for the mother of all casting calls in the next Star Wars movie: Han Solo - and wouldn't you know it? It appears that none other than Harrison Ford will be reprising the roll. That is, according to Latino Review - a source that (later in this post) you'll find has been a surprisingly well-informed source in the past! It's not every day that we get to report on a new Star Wars movie (even though that may change in a few years time) so it's all excitement from our end!

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Johnny Depp will play a supercomputer in upcoming movie

Johnny Depp will play a supercomputer in upcoming movie

There have definitely been some weird and crazy movie roles in the past few years, but none may not exceed an upcoming role by Johnny Depp who will play a scientist who gets his brain uploaded into a supercomputer. The upcoming movie will be called Transcendence, and some details about the new film have been revealed today.

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Jurassic Park IV production art emerges showing creepy hybrids

Jurassic Park IV production art emerges showing creepy hybrids

Back in 2007, the script for the not-gonna-happen-anytime-soon fourth installment of Jurassic Park was reviewed by Ain't it Cool, revealing just how strange and different and potentially awesome the movie could be. Fast forward a few years, and production art for the script has surfaced over at NeoGAF, showing walking dinosaurs with an attitude and dino-human hybrids. Industrial Light and Magic denies that the rendered images came from its studios.

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Man makes guns with a 3D printer

Man makes guns with a 3D printer

We've seen no shortage of 3D-printed masterpieces over the last several months, but this is reportedly the first time that someone has used the technology to create a firearm. It comes from a users on the AR15 message boards, a community for gun fanatics. He used a Stratasys 3D printer to create a .22 pistol. And yes, it actually works; it can shoot bullets just like a normal gun.

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Satellite shots show intense Greeland ice sheet melt

Satellite shots show intense Greeland ice sheet melt

On July 8, around 40% of the massive ice sheet that covers the country of Greenland was at a point of thawing at or near the surface. But by July 12, that amount had risen to 97%. Just check out the image here. Anything in light pink is classified as "probably melt" while areas in dark pink are simply classified as "melt."

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3D printing market to hit $3 billion by 2018

3D printing market to hit $3 billion by 2018

If you think that 3D printing is just a fad, or that it's too specialized of a technology to truly make a different in the market in the long run, then you might want to check out the latest report from Global Industry Analysts, which projects that the 3D printing business will reach nearly $3 billion ($2.99 billion) by the year 2018. The US will be the biggest chunk of that market.

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UCLA scientists working on energy-generating windows

UCLA scientists working on energy-generating windows

If the research being conducted by folks at UCLA continues, we may some day see buildings that are able to provide what would look like invisible electricity to the naked eye. The university has developed a transparent solar cell that could potentially allow electricity to come from windows that still allow people to see outside.

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Ikea augmented reality catalog becomes reality

Ikea augmented reality catalog becomes reality

When you think of retailers that are on the bleeding edge of technology, Ikea isn't usually the one that comes to mind. But then again, it did launch its first ever consumer electronics device earlier this year - an Internet-connected TV that comes with a truly-Ikea style stand to hold it. And now the company is enhancing its mobile technology arm.

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New Mars rover mission aims for 2018

New Mars rover mission aims for 2018

A large NASA mission is about to come to a head when the organization's large rover lands on the big red planet just a few weeks from now. But now, scientists are already talking about what the next mission might be that brings an Earth craft to Mars. NASA is hoping that might happen in as few as six years, with 2018 to 2020 as the projected target.

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