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2020-02-13: February 2020 Night Worms Book Package Unpackaging I cannot believe we’re almost halfway through the month already, but I’m finally into the February …

2020-02-13: Io, the most volcanic body in the solar system. IVO would seek to confirm that Io has a magma sea …

2020-02-13: More good news: NASA selected Io Volcano Observer (IVO) as one of four missions selected out of 21 …

2020-02-13: Nope, an asteroid is not going to impact the Earth this weekend. Awful how sensationalized and …

2020-02-13: One of my poems published in 2019 was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Grateful to the Writers …

2020-01-28: I am stunned by this poem and reading: “Diana Khoi Nguyen reads ‘Triptych’“

2020-01-25: 1st day of Saturday workshop at the Writers Studio Tucson. I’m expecting 13 students, so I’m here …

2020-01-22: Review: Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors Edited by Doug Murano and Michael Bailey 📚 So this is what today’s pro-level horror looks like. Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & …

2020-01-20: My short story “The Yogurt Swimmer” is forthcoming in the new horror and dark fiction …

2020-01-07: I’m reviewing books on Goodreads a lot recently, so this report by Jason Sanford about …

2020-01-06: I waited until I finished some other reading, but now I’m ready to see what’s included in Night …

2020-01-06: 📚 House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature, Volume 1 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review (with the …

2020-01-06: Won’t likely be able to keep up this weekly pace, but this is what I finished reading last …

2020-01-04: 📚 The Dark Country by Dennis Etchison ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review

2020-01-04: And today I received the January 2020 package from Night Worms! After I finish what I’m currently …

2020-01-04: Over the long and cold (for Tucson) winter break, I spent hours reading fantastic winter-set horror …

2020-01-03: 📚 Couldn’t sleep, so I spent my book allowance for the month on preorders: The City We Became …

2020-01-01: My 2019 submission stats (poems and short stories): Submissions: 69 Rejections: 57 Acceptances: 5 …

2019-12-30: Finished reading last week: Reread The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan and then several horror …

2019-12-20: The December package from Night Worms arrived today full of books and goodies! My reading for next …

2019-12-20: For All Mankind season 1 is more than worth a subscription to Apple TV+, in my opinion. Consistently …

2019-12-15: Finished reading last week: Hex Life edited by Christopher Golden and Rachel Autumn Deering and …

2019-12-09: I’m very happy with the first four books I have read that were selected and delivered by Night …

2019-12-07: My first published speculative poem, a little 3-line 7-word piece about aliens, is now available in …

2019-12-06: Opening night of local filmmaker Avai d’Amico’s two new movies. Quite the crowd and red carpet …

2019-12-05: Currently reading Hex Life, edited by Christopher Golden and Rachel Autumn Deering, and part of …

2019-12-05: Received volume 5 of The Long List Anthology (“more stories from the Hugo Award Nomination List” and …

2019-12-02: Finished reading last week: Grind Your Bones to Dust by Nicholas Day and The Devil’s Dreamland …

2019-12-02: NaNoWriMo wrap-up: a little over 35,000 words. The words did not come the last week. Happy with what …

2019-11-26: NaNoWriMo Day 26: Skipped writing yesterday because of writer’s block. Switched to poetry …

2019-11-24: Finished reading last week: Don’t Read Poetry by Stephanie Burt and A Sick Gray Laugh by Nicole …

2019-11-24: NaNoWriMo Day 24: The final week! Well behind, but not so far behind a couple good days …

2019-11-23: NaNoWriMo Day 23: Skipped writing yesterday. Reached 30,000 words today. This particular short story …

2019-11-21: NaNoWriMo Day 21: Wrote in the morning, but not many words. Side-tracked this evening by big plans. …

2019-11-21: This is an interesting submission call from Witness: “Dark Holidays” themed fiction. …

2019-11-20: NaNoWriMo Day 20: What I thought would be a novella naturally came to an end tonight at just over …

2019-11-20: Signed up for Night Worms because the January 2020 package will include Miscreations: Gods, …

2019-11-20: I recently subscribed to a monthly horror book club package: Night Worms November’s books arrived …

2019-11-20: This cover is fantastic! Excited to be included and eager to read all the other stories and poems. …

2019-11-19: NaNoWriMo Day 19: Yikes, I guess I’m writing grimdark now. Exceeded my minimal goal for the …

2019-11-19: Finished reading last week: Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems by Joy Harjo 📚

2019-11-19: NaNoWriMo Day 18: Made good progress. This particular story is turning out to be a novella, and …

2019-11-17: NaNoWriMo Day 17: If I could stop procrastinating, I could get to bed at a reasonable time! But …

2019-11-17: Learning to Horror After years of focusing on literary poetry and fiction, including completing my undergraduate …

2019-11-17: New and powerful fiction online by two amazing writers: “Skills in the Domestic Arts” by …

2019-11-16: NaNoWriMo Day 16: I wrote in the morning, which is rare for me. And not again the rest of the day. …

2019-11-15: NaNoWriMo Day 15: Going to bed early. Managed to write a few words. Ugh. Excerpt: “‘Stop …

2019-11-14: NaNoWriMo Day 14: A really good night. Lots of words. Not caught up yet overall, but catching up is …

2019-11-13: NaNoWriMo Day 13: Didn’t write anything on day 12, wrote for a couple hours today, but …

2019-11-13: I just signed a contract for one of my short stories, a process I really didn’t know anything …

2019-11-11: NaNoWriMo Day 11: Not reaching my daily goals. Excerpt: “It was said vines crawling up the …

2019-11-10: NaNoWriMo Day 10: Really rough day trying to write, but I finished and submitted the 1st draft of my …

2019-11-10: NaNoWriMo Day 9: Didn’t quite reach my goal for the day. I’m struggling with the contest …

2019-11-08: NaNoWriMo Day 8: This evening had to stop, think, watch TV, eat Cheetos & ice cream, plan, …

2019-11-07: NaNoWriMo Day 7: Really unsure what this story is about, but writing my way into it. A minimal goal …

2019-11-07: One more announcement: I was recently invited to join the Tucson Poetry Festival as a Board Member. …

2019-11-07: My latest poem, and, finally, the first one about Mars (I work on a Mars mission, for goodness …

2019-11-07: NaNoWriMo Day 6: Procrastinated until 11 PM, but managed to reach today’s really small word …

2019-11-06: Made the cut to enter Round 3 of the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Challenge 2019 this Friday! But I …

2019-11-06: My poem “Distraction” from earlier this year in issue 5 of Impossible Archetype is now …

2019-11-05: NaNoWriMo Day 5: Blew past my very minimal goal set for today. Not quite finished with the second …

2019-11-04: NaNoWriMo Day 4: Difficult to start, but the words flow once I do. Almost done with the second short …

2019-11-03: NaNoWriMo Day 3: Lots of words. Finished one short story, started a second. Early days are always …

2019-11-02: NaNoWriMo Day 2 update: ahead of my goal for today, ahead of the nominal two-day pace. Paying …

2019-11-01: Managed more words for NaNoWriMo today than my minimal goal I made based on everything else I had to …

2019-10-30: Preparing for NaNoWriMo 2019 “Writing Progress Sticker Calendar” by NaNoWriMo Last year, I had big plans for National …

2019-10-30: I’ve never quite reached 50,000 words during NaNoWriMo. Trying again this year with 10+ short …

2019-10-29: Phil Ivory continues his 31 Days of Classic Horror films with a leap into the 2010s and The …

2019-10-28: 📚 What I finished reading last week: The Hatred of Poetry, which I really didn’t get.

2019-10-22: Appearance Wrap-Up: "UNREAL: Readings from Writers Studio Tucson Teachers" at Antigone Books The fragmented lives of three generations of women. The increasingly bizarre meeting notes of a …

2019-10-21: 📚 What I finished reading last week: Nancy Kress’s excellent Beginnings, Middles & Ends.

2019-10-15: Upcoming Appearance: UNREAL at Antigone Books I’m joining the other Writers Studio Tucson teachers including Donna Aversa, Reneé Bibby, …

2019-10-14: 📚 What I finished reading last week

2019-10-14: Move It to the Top Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter launch on August 12, 2005 I have learned a valuable lesson about writing …

2019-10-09: I’m reading four of my poems at an event on October 18th, so I’m trying something new: …

2019-10-05: A challenging first round in the 250-word [Microfiction Challenge] …

2019-10-04: My first speculative poetry acceptance is a tiny poem to appear in a future issue of Star*Line from …

2019-10-03: 3 days into “31 Days of Classic Horror” and I love it! No decisions to make, just …

2019-10-02: I’m not sure I’ve ever been this excited about a TV show (and I’m a Buffy fan): …

2019-10-01: Philip Ivory's "31 Days of Classic Horror" Tucson writer and Writers Studio instructor Philip Ivory is diving into “31 Days of Classic …

2019-10-01: Tucson writer and instructor Philip Ivory dives into “31 Days of Classic Horror” films, …

2019-09-30: Half full means there’s still room for students in my Tucson, AZ literary fiction, poetry, …

2019-09-30: 📚 What I’ve finished reading lately Reading about a novel a week now, pretty happy with the …

2019-09-23: I landed on the short list for the “Shadow Award 2019” competition in dark and weird …

2019-09-23: Shadow Award 2019 Short List The Molotov Cocktail is an online journal that mostly publishes dark, weird, pulpy, wonderful flash …

2019-09-18: 📚 Been lax in updating what I recently finished reading.

2019-09-17: 📚Written for middle grade readers but one of the most intensely scary books I have ever read: Scary …

2019-09-17: ✍️ Just sold my first science fiction short story! 🚀 Will be published later this year.

2019-09-17: Fall 2019 Writing and Teaching As summer temperatures in Tucson finally drop below 100°F and we head into autumn, I’m …

2019-09-15: ✍️🍿 NYCMidnight Flash Fiction Challenge Round 2 prompt: horror, halfway house, tap shoes. Fun one to …

2019-09-12: NYC Midnight has a new annual contest: 250-word Microfiction Challenge. Genre, action, and word …

2019-09-11: ✍️ NYCMidnight Flash Fiction Challenge Round 1 results: my “romance in a tennis court with a …

2019-09-08: 🍿🤡🎈I think IT Chapter Two is scarier and even more brutal than the first chapter. More satifying …

2019-09-06: Review: Kids by The Midnight Kids album cover courtesy The Midnight on Bandcamp I only became aware of the music genre known as …

2019-09-05: 📚 The entire lineup of poets & writers hosted by the UA Poetry Center this fall, including …

2019-09-05: 📚 Attended an evening of fun, thought-provoking, rebellious, risqué poetry read by Erika L. Sánchez …

2019-09-03: 📚 I’ve been struggling with a reading plan (pulled in too many directions), but I finished …

2019-09-02: 📚 Fun new flash fiction from one of my students: “who ya gonna call” by Marlene DeVere …

2019-08-29: New Poem: "November in Portland" in Impossible Archetype, Issue 6 Issue 6 of Impossible Archetype (a free PDF download) is now out and it includes my latest poem, …

2019-08-26: 📚Finished reading a couple novels last week: The Good Mother of Marseille by Christopher X. Shade …

2019-08-26: My latest poem, “November in Portland,” is out now in issue 6 of Impossible Archetype. …

2019-08-14: 📚🎥 Great casting for The Wheel of Time adaptation is raising my expectations higher and higher!

2019-08-12: 📚After not finishing any books for a couple weeks, I finished three books of poetry this past week. …

2019-07-29: My online summer “Crafting Fantastic & Imaginative Worlds” workshop at The Writers …

2019-07-29: 📚 Didn’t finish reading any issues or books last week, but started reading a few.

2019-07-23: If you’re religious and/or homophobic and/or at work, this may not be the poem for you. But …

2019-07-23: Tracy K. Smith always picks great poems for The Slowdown, but what’s so great about …

2019-07-21: If you’re into retrowave, Ollie Wride (lead singer of FM-84) is making waves with his debut …

2019-07-18: Horror Writers Association's Quick Moderation and Response to a Hateful Troll on Facebook In the Horror Writers Association group on Facebook, someone asked for horror poetry book …

2019-07-17: Quick "Summer of 84" Horror Film Review The horror film Summer of 84 thrusts a butcher knife through the still-beating heart of this whole …

2019-07-15: 📚 Here’s what I finished reading last week (ending 14 July 2019). I’m trying to catch up …

2019-07-13: A difficult prompt for Round 1 of the Flash Fiction Challenge. Genre: romance. Location: tennis …

2019-07-11: 2019 Dwarf Stars Award My first pick for the SFPA’s Dwarf Stars Award (speculative poems under ten lines) and for the …

2019-07-09: Summer 2019 Writing and Teaching This week kicks off a busy summer of writing and teaching. I’m currently preparing lesson …

2019-07-09: I’m participating in the first round of NYC Midnight’s annual Flash Fiction Challenge …

2019-07-09: There’s still room in my face-to-face Writers Studio Tucson workshop, but already enough …

2019-07-09: Only two spots left in my summer science fiction, fantasy, and horror writing workshop online for …

2019-07-08: 📚 Struggling with priorities, but here’s what I finished reading last week (ending 07 July …

2019-07-04: I’ve fallen way behind in reading Diabolical Plots. Absolutely delighted by Year Four’s …

2019-07-02: Spider-Man: Far From Home: I’m not sure I could love a movie more. Perfect. 🎬🍿

2019-07-02: Also encouraging: a rejection letter with a personal note and invitation to submit again in the …

2019-07-02: Just read “Elegies to What Was: A Conversation with Dorianne Laux” in Poetry Northwest. …

2019-07-02: Just finished Dana Diehl’s biting short story “Always Night” published on Pithead …

2019-07-01: June 30, 2019 reading update. I also added a section about the periodicals I’m reading …

2019-06-30: Pet Sematary (2019) managed to out-Stephen-King Stephen King himself with that wild ending. Wow. 🎬🍿

2019-06-28: Always happy to support Strange Horizons’ annual fundraiser. Great speculative fiction and …

2019-06-27: This may be one of NASA’s coolest missions yet (and I work on a cool NASA mission): Dragonfly, …

2019-06-26: At long last, how to read and understand poetry: Read poetry. “Oh, I don’t like …

2019-06-24: Finished 2nd draft of writing exercise based on Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk …

2019-06-24: Wonderful to be mentioned in the weekly Micro.blog newsletter! I’m thankful for @rnv @smokey …

2019-06-23: Inspired by @rnv and others, I created a page on my website about what I’m reading and what …

2019-06-23: 2019 Rhysling Anthology edited by David C. Kopaska-Merkel The 2019 Rhysling Anthology: The best science fiction, fantasy & horror poetry of 2018 selected …

2019-06-22: After a lot of “well, that’s not really my thing” and a few “oh, yes, this …

2019-06-21: I recently rejoined Critters, an online critique group for science fiction, fantasy, and horror I …

2019-06-19: Really excited that Rosamund Pike has been cast as Moiraine Damodred in Amazon Prime’s …

2019-06-11: "A Portrait of Poetry" at the University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography If you’re in Tucson, Arizona (or are traveling here before Thanksgiving), “A Portrait of …

2019-06-11: Marlene DeVere, one of my spring Writers Studio workshop students, has a new essay titled …

2019-06-11: I’m teaching an online workshop in writing science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction and …

2019-06-11: The 2019 SFPA Speculative Poetry Contest is open for entries through August 31, 2019. Non-members …

2019-06-11: NYCMidnight’s 11th Annual Flash Fiction Challenge starts July 12, 2019. Registration ends July …

2019-06-11: 📚 Currently reading: The 2019 Rhysling Anthology “The best science fiction, fantasy & …

2019-06-09: I’ve been coveting these space-themed pride pins, and I’m happy to support a Kickstarter …

2019-06-04: "Crafting Fantastic & Imaginative Worlds" at The Writers Studio! I am so excited to announce that I will be teaching an online workshop on writing speculative …

2019-06-02: Listening to both Sarah McLachlan and Sufjan Stevens on a Sunday is causing distortions in my local …

2019-05-30: Recommendation: "Forever Baby" by Dana Diehl in Cartridge Lit Screenshot of Cartridge Lit website and Dana Diehl’s new story “Forever Baby“ …

2019-05-29: Wren Awry’s fascinating new interview with Alyshia Gálvez, anthropologist and author of Eating …

2019-05-28: The Writers Studio Tucson is holding eight-week writing workshops again this summer, and there are …

2019-05-28: Summer Writing Workshops at the Writers Studio! The Writers Studio Tucson is holding eight-week writing workshops again this summer, and there are …

2019-05-28: Supporting Professional Payment Rates in Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Fiction Markets The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America sets the minimum payment rates for professional …

2019-05-26: Booksmart is a must-see. Brightburn was pretty good, too. Really great time at the movies. 🎬🍿

2019-05-25: Waiting for a new film directed by Xavier Dolan is always excruciating, and now there are two of …

2019-05-25: Movie Review: Assimilate (2019) youtu.be/9HLOQ4YdJ… I’m working on the eleventh draft of my own take on Invasion of the …

2019-05-24: I quit Twitter (again, but for real this time???) and restarted my Micro.blog (again, but for real …

2019-05-24: Another absolute favorite magazine: Beneath Ceaseless Skies Two literary adventure fantasy stories …

2019-05-24: My absolute favorite magazine right now is Nightmare Magazine, so much so that I paid for a lifetime …

2019-05-24: Wren Awry’s wonderful new essay, about food, family, and Anthony Bourdain, online in Entropy …

2019-05-21: Currently reading: Ancestral Night by Elizabeth Bear 📚

2019-03-25: New Poem: "Distraction" in Impossible Archetype, Issue 5 “Distraction,” my latest poem now available in issue 5 of Impossible Archetype (a free …

2019-03-15: Review: The Low Passions by Anders Carlson-Wee The Low Passions: Poems by Anders Carlson-Wee My rating: 5 of 5 stars With stuff I didn’t want …

2019-02-28: The Limits of Success Someone asked me about “imposter syndrome” today on Twitter, so I linked over to the piece I …

2019-02-14: New Writing Instructor at the Writers Studio Tucson I’m now a writing instructor at the Writers Studio in Tucson, Arizona and I’ll be teaching an 8-week …

2019-01-22: 22 January 2019 I condemn reinstatement of this bigoted ban by the conservative majority of the …

2019-01-13: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 13 January 2019 🎥 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a fantastic movie! I love the energy, art …

2019-01-13: Alice Hatcher Craft Class 📚 I participated in a fantastic craft class today with Alice Hatcher, author of The Wonder …

2019-01-08: Recommended: "What's Done Can't Be Undone" by Reneé Bibby and "CARBORUNDORUM > /DEV/NULL" by Annalee Flower Horne How does the writer of genre fiction approach difficult subject matter like sexual assault? Two …

2019-01-03: Space as Solace During a Government Shutdown The recent space activities I’m writing and posting about provide solace during this …

2019-01-02: "Meet Ultima Thule" “First Image of Ultima Thule” Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics …

2019-01-01: New Year, New Day, New Image of Ultima Thule Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI; sketch courtesy of James Tuttle Keane During a morning press briefing …

2018-12-31: New Horizons at Ultima Thule Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute 6.5 …

2018-12-17: End of Year Status 17 December 2018 Wrapping up a productive 2018, excited for an event-filled and ecopoetic 2019.

2018-12-16: HERE: Poems for the Planet by Copper Canyon Press Kickstarter ends 21 December 2018 at 6:00 PM MST http://kck.st/2reg2KV Our planet is in crisis. As …

2018-12-16: InSight Lander on Mars 13 December 2018 As we do, the HiRISE team took a high resolution image of the InSight lander safe …

2018-11-09: Review: Horror 101: The Way Forward edited by Joe Mynhardt Horror 101: The Way Forward by Joe Mynhardt My rating: 5 of 5 stars Horror 101: The Way Forward …

2018-11-03: Review: Save the Cat by Blake Snyder Save the Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need by Blake Snyder My rating: 5 of …

2018-10-31: Preparing for NaNoWriMo 2018 I’ve written an entire novel before, a few of them in fact, but I’ve never completed …

2018-10-24: Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is …

2018-10-14: Review: Nightmare Magazine, Issue 10 Nightmare Magazine 10: July 2013 by John Joseph Adams My rating: 4 of 5 stars The highlight of this …

2018-10-08: Review: The Wonder That Was Ours by Alice Hatcher The Wonder That Was Ours by Alice Hatcher My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Wonder That Was Ours by Alice …

2018-09-09: Review: Nightmare Magazine, Issue 9 Nightmare Magazine 9: June 2013 by John Joseph Adams My rating: 4 of 5 stars An issue of mostly …

2018-09-08: Review: TV Girls by Dana Diehl TV Girls by Dana Diehl My rating: 5 of 5 stars With TV Girls—six incredible flash fiction stories in …

2018-07-22: Review: For Every One by Jason Reynolds For Every One by Jason Reynolds My rating: 5 of 5 stars What a gift. A book. A letter. A friend. …

2018-07-12: Recommended: "The Mushroom Hunters" by Neil Gaiman vimeo.com/brainpick… “The Mushroom Hunters” by Neil Gaiman is one of the best …

2018-06-28: A Few General Tips About Attending Craft Classes and Writing Workshops After I earned my undergraduate degree in creative writing, I started taking craft classes and …

2018-06-22: Review: The 2018 Rhysling Anthology The 2018 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Poetry of 2017 Selected …

2018-05-10: "Getting some air, Atlas?" youtu.be/vjSohj-Ic… Boston Dynamics occasionally uploads these short videos demonstrating …

2018-04-30: New Poems: "a haunting" & "Annular Eclipse" in Manzano Mountain Review #2 The online literary journal Manzano Mountain Review released their second issue today and …

2018-04-25: New Poem: "My Unbelievable Man" in The Laurel Review 50.2 Cover of The Laurel Review 50.2 Look at that beautiful cover! My poem “My Unbelievable …

2018-03-28: New Story: "The Center of Dirty" in Cold Creek Review #5 Screen shot of Cold Creek Review website with title of publication and an wintery creek and forest …

2018-03-25: Sunday Task I have 17 poems that feel ready to send out today (they never feel that way the day after sending …

2018-03-19: New Poem: "Nervous Bambi" in Impossible Archetype #3 Cover of Issue 3 of Impossible Archetype, a Journal of LGBTQ+ Poetry, edited by Mark Ward My latest …

2018-03-17: Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli My rating: 4 of 5 stars Simon and the other …

2018-03-04: Review: The World to Come: Stories by Jim Shepard The World to Come: Stories by Jim Shepard My rating: 5 of 5 stars Every single story in this …

2018-01-26: Review: Third Class Superhero by Charles Yu Third Class Superhero by Charles Yu My rating: 5 of 5 stars Short, genre-defying stories that look …

2018-01-26: Review: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville Moby-Dick by Herman Melville My rating: 5 of 5 stars An incredible if interminable reading …

2018-01-25: Review: Shekhinah by Eleanor Wilner Shekhinah by Eleanor Wilner My rating: 5 of 5 stars I started reading Eleanor Wilner’s second …

2018-01-14: Recommended: "Leave" By Katie Predick Adelaide Literary Magazine magazine cover, Year III, Number 10, November 2017 There aren’t …

2018-01-14: Recommended: "How We Cured Racism" by Philip Ivory Screenshot of Rosette Maleficarum website header Philip Ivory, one of my instructors and a fellow …

2017-10-23: Appearance Wrap-Up: "Room: A Literary Reading" at Antigone Books [facebook url=”www.facebook.com/audrie.fe…” /] Last Friday, two other writers and …

2017-10-11: Happy National Coming Out Day! I came out to my mom twenty years ago, the day after Ellen Degeneres came out on national …

2017-10-08: Notebook Full of Poetry Fragments Small Field Notes notebook full of handwritten poetry fragments next to an ink pen for scale A tiny …

2017-09-21: Book Review: Lace & Pyrite by Ross Gay and Aimee Nezhukumatathil Lace & Pyrite: Letters from Two Gardens by Aimee Nezhukumatathil My rating: 5 of 5 stars A short …

2017-09-21: Book Review: Lucky Fish by Aimee Nezhukumatathil Lucky Fish by Aimee Nezhukumatathil My rating: 5 of 5 stars Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s most …

2017-09-05: Movie Review: Everything is Free youtu.be/86at9DpSA… When I say that Brian Jordan Alvarez’s queer film Everything is Free—now …

2017-09-03: Movie Review: Juste la fin du monde (It's Only the End of the World) youtu.be/mLDP3U7gp… I have been eager to see Juste la fin du monde (It’s Only the End …

2017-08-21: My First Published Poem: "Roadside Freak Show" Roadside Freak Show Impossible Archetype issue 2 21 August 2017 Today was a perfect day: after …

2017-08-10: Making the Poet I don’t believe in natural talent. I use “believe” on purpose because I might be …

2017-06-29: Book Review: Shard Atlas by Wren Awry Shard Atlas by Wren Awry My rating: 5 of 5 stars A micro-chapbook of impactful poems concerned with …

2017-02-27: Counseling the Writer What I really wanted to be was a writer. When I first met with a new counselor almost five years …

2017-02-20: A Writing Process A Writer’s Guide to Persistence by Jordan Rosenfeld book cover image from Goodreads Reading a …

2017-02-16: Book Review: In Another Country: Selected Stories by David Constantine In Another Country: Selected Stories by David Constantine My rating: 4 of 5 stars David …

2017-02-14: Book and Movie Reviews: Invasion of the Body Snatchers Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney My rating: 4 of 5 stars There’s this moment …

2017-02-13: The Writers Studio Experience It occurs to me that I haven’t written much about The Writers Studio workshops I’ve been …

2017-02-08: Magazine Review: Asimov's Science Fiction August 2016 Asimov’s Science Fiction, August 2016, by Sheila Williams My rating: 4 of 5 stars The August …

2017-02-06: Art Is Sacrifice and Other Bullshit [Edited on Sunday, June 11, 2017 for clarity and to fix errors.] In my mid-twenties and the World …

2017-02-04: Short Story Review: The Price of Oranges by Nancy Kress The Price Of Oranges [Short Story Hardback #33] by Nancy Kress My rating: 5 of 5 stars One of my …

2017-02-04: Short Story Review: Dancing on Air by Nancy Kress “Dancing On Air” book cover Dancing on Air by Nancy Kress My rating: 5 of 5 stars …

2016-12-11: Movie Review: Beyond the Gates (2016) youtu.be/-zx0OZAXU… Beyond the Gates movie poster Beyond the Gates (2016), directed by …

2016-10-13: Review: The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster My rating: 3 of 5 stars The characters in The Drowning Eyes by …

2016-09-27: I Honestly Don't Know what my blog is for. But first: Twitter. When I tweet on Twitter, and don’t receive …

2016-09-12: Review: Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ted Chiang’s collection …

2016-09-05: Book Review: The Kick-Ass Writer by Chuck Wendig The Kick-Ass Writer: 1001 Ways to Write Great Fiction, Get Published, and Earn Your Audience by …

2016-09-04: Magazine Review: Analog September 2016 Analog Science Fiction and Fact, September 2016 by Trevor Quachri My rating: 5 of 5 stars First time …

2016-08-29: Book Review: The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Lisa Williamson’s wonderful …

2016-08-28: Book Review: The Economic Singularity by Calum Chace The Economic Singularity: Artificial intelligence and the death of capitalism by Calum Chace My …

2016-08-27: Book Review: Caliban's War by James S.A. Corey Caliban’s War by James S.A. Corey My rating: 4 of 5 stars What I like most about The Expanse …

2016-08-24: Now Humanity Feels the Tug of Proxima b, Too [caption id=“attachment_4020” align=“alignnone” …

2016-08-19: Book Review: The Gilded Razor: A Memoir by Sam Lansky The Gilded Razor: A Memoir by Sam Lansky My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve been on a tear through a …

2016-08-18: Book Review: The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss by Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss by Anderson Cooper My rating: 4 …

2016-08-17: Book Review: Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley My rating: 5 of 5 stars I highly recommend Garrard …

2016-08-14: Frontier Channel 16 Years Later I started posting online news and commentary about science and technology on January 18, 2000, and I …

2016-08-14: Regarding Rumors of Earth-Like Planet Orbiting Proxima Centauri [caption id=“attachment_3805” align=“alignnone” width=“2048”]By …

2016-08-13: Review: Beneath Ceaseless Skies #206 Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #206 by Scott H. Andrews My rating: 4 of 5 stars The stories in issue …

2016-08-12: Review: Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #205 Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #205 by Raphael Ordoñez My rating: 2 of 5 stars I have enjoyed several …

2016-08-10: Review: Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #204 Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #204 by Scott H. Andrews My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a difficult …

2016-08-10: Review: Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #203 Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #203 by Scott H. Andrews My rating: 4 of 5 stars Both stories in issue …

2016-08-04: Review: Nightmare Magazine, Issue 46 Nightmare Magazine, Issue 46 by Nightmare Magazine My rating: 3 of 5 stars I found some of the …

2016-07-28: Review: Jonathan Issue 11 Jonathan Issue 11: A Queer Fiction Journal by Raymond Luczak My rating: 5 of 5 stars With issue 11, …

2016-07-16: Review: The Machinery Second Edition The Machinery Second Edition by Himanshu Goel My rating: 4 of 5 stars Like the previous issue, I …

2016-07-14: Review: The Machinery First Edition The Machinery by The Machinery My rating: 3 of 5 stars A young group of artists from India has …

2016-07-13: Book Review: The Year's Best Fantasy First Annual Collection The Year’s Best Fantasy First Annual Collection by Ellen Datlow My rating: 5 of 5 stars It …

2016-07-01: Olivia De Havilland at 100 Fantastic list from the Nitrate Diva and now I want nothing more than to dive into these movies. I …

2016-07-01: Book Review: Writing the Paranormal Novel by Steven Harper Writing the Paranormal Novel: Techniques and Exercises for Weaving Supernatural Elements Into Your …

2016-06-21: Review: Lightspeed Magazine Issue 2 July 2010 Lightspeed Magazine, July 2010 by John Joseph Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars I really enjoyed the …

2016-06-19: Review: Nightmare Magazine Issue 1 October 2012 Nightmare Magazine, October 2012 by John Joseph Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m reading the …

2016-06-19: Review: Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #202 Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #202 by Scott H. Andrews My rating: 4 of 5 stars Although I found …

2016-06-18: Review: Lightspeed Magazine Issue 1 June 2010 Lightspeed Magazine, June 2010 by John Joseph Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars I recently subscribed to …

2016-06-18: Review: Nightmare Magazine Issue 45 June 2016 Nightmare Magazine, June 2016 by John Joseph Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars Oh, wow, this is a great …

2016-06-18: Review: Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 117 Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 117 by Neil Clarke My rating: 4 of 5 stars Brief descriptions I read …

2016-06-14: Review: Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft by Elizabeth Bear My rating: 4 of 5 …

2016-06-08: Review: Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #201 Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #201 by Gwendolyn Clare My rating: 5 of 5 stars Another great issue. …

2016-06-05: Review: Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue 200 Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #200 by Scott H. Andrews My rating: 5 of 5 stars The four vividly …

2016-05-28: Review: Phobos Magazine Issue Three: Troublemake Phobos Magazine 3: Troublemake: weird | fiction by Luke St. Germaine My rating: 4 of 5 stars The …

2016-05-25: Review: Phobos Magazine Issue Two: Emergence Phobos Magazine Issue Two: Emergence: weird | fiction by Amanda C. Davis My rating: 5 of 5 stars …

2016-05-09: Review: Phobos Magazine Issue One: Zugzwang Phobos Magazine Issue One: Zugzwang by A.E. Decker My rating: 4 of 5 stars Deliciously weird short …

2016-05-01: Review: The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin My rating: 5 of 5 stars All the praise. Let’s start with the …

2016-04-30: Review: A Month of Writing Prompts 2016 by Julie Duffy A Month of Writing Prompts 2016: A StoryADay.org Writing Guide by Julie Duffy My rating: 5 of 5 …

2016-04-09: Review: A Writer's Guide to Persistence by Jordan E. Rosenfeld A Writer’s Guide to Persistence: How to Create a Lasting and Productive Writing Practice by …

2016-04-06: Latest Tiny Donkey Essay: Ancient Moments of Telling My latest fairy tale essay for Tiny Donkey was published today. I wrote …

2015-11-18: From Tiny Donkey: "Hungover and Fever Dreaming" This month’s Tiny Donkey short essay “Hungover and Fever Dreaming” by Brittany …

2015-11-13: Friday Fairy-Tale Files: Plight of the Coyote Another great Fairy-Tale Files, this week by Fairy Tale Review managing editorJoel Hans, finds …

2015-11-10: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Could Be Coming Back! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k Joel Hodgson has launched a $2 million …

2015-10-30: Friday Fairy Tale Review Fairy-Tale Files: "Orpheus and Eurydice" The latest “Fairy-Tale Files” from Fairy Tale Review finds “Orpheus and …

2015-10-23: New Favorite: Adele's "Hello" Video Directed by Xavier Dolan youtu.be/YQHsXMglC… When I learned that my favorite director directed one of my favorite …

2015-09-18: Recent Article about Kim Suozzi, Cryonics, and Alcor in The New York Times Three years ago this October, Kim Suozzi spoke at the Alcor 2012 Conference about her impending …

2015-09-16: "Snow White and The Apple" by Jayme Russell on Tiny Donkey “Snow White and The Apple” by Jayme Russell is a beautiful new essay on erasure poems, …

2015-07-21: The Men You Don't Like [caption id=“attachment_1881” align=“aligncenter” width=“620”] …

2015-07-12: Pluto Before New Horizons Consider what those of us can see in the night sky with healthy eyes, without any tools, far from …

2015-06-30: Fuck, Writing DOES Have Negative Consequences Facepalm. :( Everything is awful. Shakespeare’s plays Henry IV Parts 1 (my review) and …

2015-06-21: Pluto and Charon in Color and in Tantalizing Detail [Post edited on Monday, June 22, 2015 to correct my misunderstanding about the provenance of the …

2015-06-14: New Horizons at Pluto [caption id=“attachment_1804” align=“alignleft” width=“168”] …

2015-06-02: The Years of Fantasy and Horror The Year’s Best Fantasy, First and Second Annual Collections I remember fondly buying a few …

2015-01-07: CES 2015 and the TV of Your Dreams The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 is this week, so there are all sorts of television …

2014-10-15: "I Will Avenge Her!" Poor Writing and Characterization in Superhero TV Shows (There are a few spoilers below.) I think William Faulkner has ruined for me many of these recent TV …

2014-09-01: Reading and Writing Following Twitch One of the biggest media story of the year so far has got to be the rise of Twitch and its …

2014-02-20: Meet Me in WhatsApp While Sarah Lacy’s “Follow the photos: The real reason Facebook just paid almost 10% of its market …

2014-01-11: Film Review: Her It may be that Spike Jonze in Her uses artificial intelligence and the Technological Singularity as …

2014-01-02: The Future Wants You Healthy Last year I turned 40 years old. Within thirty years I will be 70. I’m participating in The …

2014-01-01: The Bittersweet Years www.youtube.com/watch Susan Fonseca gave a talk last January at a TEDx event in San Jose, California …

2013-12-31: Technology Trends in 2013 Internet In the second quarter of 2013, Akamai found that 24% of those people with internet …

2013-12-30: Book Reviews: Steve Jobs and Race Against the Machine (A couple old book reviews I want to publish before this post gets even older.) Steve Jobs by Walter …

2013-12-29: My Favorite Movies and Series in 2013 I read more this year and watched fewer movies and TV. I also watched a lot more YouTube, in a year …

2013-12-28: My Favorites Books in 2013 This is the year I finally broadened what I read regularly to include classics, poetry, and more …

2013-12-08: Craig Mod Visits ROBOT RESTAURANT Craig Mod Visits ROBOT RESTAURANT Craig Mod describes eloquently and with great humor a strange new …

2013-11-16: Crowdfunding Possibilities 16 November 2013 [caption id=“attachment_259” align=“alignleft” width=“390”] …

2013-11-15: Book-Making and Other Analog Treasures Geography Club image courtesy http://www.geographyclub.com/ Today in fiction writing class we …

2013-11-14: Udacity Pivots and Education Remains Difficult While tens of thousands of people might sign up for a single massive open online course (MOOC), very …

2013-11-03: It Hurts A long time ago when I lived in Rochester, New York, I stupidly wrote a letter to a coworker and …

2013-10-26: Calm Waters After last week’s midterms, I have been able to relax. My schedule this week has emphasized …

2013-10-19: A Writing Journal What was previously my blog - full of news, likes and commentary - should now, I think, become a …

2013-06-19: News Bytes – Wednesday, June 19, 2013 3-D Printing Via TechCrunch: “Stratasys Acquiring MakerBot in $403M Deal, Combined Company …

2012-12-14: "Kurzweil joins Google" - KurzweilAI “Kurzweil joins Google to work on new projects involving machine learning and language …

2012-12-14: Husbands www.youtube.com/watch My second most favorite web series of the year: season 2 of “Husbands”. After …

2012-12-14: Neil’s Puppet Dreams www.youtube.com/watch Neil Patrick Harris dreams THE LULLABYE - Neil’s Puppet Dreams - first …

2012-12-14: The Outs vimeo.com/39287297 The Outs: State of the Union - by far my favorite web series this year. The …

2012-12-14: Where the Bears Are www.youtube.com/watch Another funny web series about bear culture shenanigans and murder (!) that …

2012-12-14: Gay's Anatomy vimeo.com/5229281 “Gay’s Anatomy” is “Grey’s Anatomy” meets “The Office” by way of “Queer as Folk”. …

2012-12-14: Eastsiders vimeo.com/ondemand/… The first episode of a new gay-themed web series called “Eastsiders”, …

2012-12-09: Craig Mod's Subcompact Publishing Concept vimeo.com/33919422 Craig Mod is writer, designer, and publisher exploring the possibilities of …

2012-12-06: News Bytes - Thursday, December 06, 2012 (1) Manufacturing coming back to the United States. “Foxconn Plans American Expansion as …

2012-09-11: The Jobs Problem: Discuss Last time I offered a few suggestions about what you and I can do about the jobs problem, being that …

2012-09-10: The Jobs Problem Last week’s jobs report from the United States Department of Labor was HORRIFIC, but this is not a …

2012-09-01: Jason Silva youtu.be/JUP9AOqoM… Post 3 of 3 about the people using video and other media to help inspire …

2012-09-01: Ramona Pringle youtu.be/L6yl_1Qp1… Post 2 of 3 about the people using video and other media to help inspire …

2012-09-01: Anna Stillwell youtu.be/W9Ddf7121… Post 1 of 3 about the people using video and other media to help inspire …

2012-01-09: Technology Trends in 2014 (from 2012) (While these trends are United States-centric, most of them also apply to other developed countries, …

2012-01-09: Technology Trends in 2012 (From 2012) (While these trends are United States-centric, most of them also apply to other developed countries, …

2012-01-01: Fundraising for Emerging Technologies Organizations in 2012 The following emerging technology organizations are raising money for 2012. Over the past few years …

2011-12-03: Kickstarter - Playa Time-Lapse 2.0 www.kickstarter.com/projects/… Go gigabig or go home.

2011-11-20: Kickstarter - The Methuselah Generation kck.st/rt8PAE Trailer for a documentary - filmed in 3D - about longevity. The filmmakers are …

2011-11-20: "Robotics" YouTube Playlist www.youtube.com/playlist

2011-11-20: "Visions of the Future" YouTube Playlist www.youtube.com/playlist

2011-11-16: Digital Media is Just a Battle That Will Soon Be Long Forgotten Google took Google Music, previously a cloud storage solution for music files, out of beta today and …

2011-10-28: Kickstarter - Hypothes.is - Taking peer review to the Internet. Kickstarter - Hypothes.is - Taking peer review to the Internet. http://kck.st/nbvi0G

2011-10-24: Google+ Zero When Google Wave was announced, I immediately took to a platform that seemed to combine all of the …

2011-10-24: The Rise of Human-to-Machine Communication From the perspective of you and me, Web 2.0 has been all about human-to-human communication. Sure, …

2011-06-02: "Everything" youtu.be/puX-lbJ89… Creativity is “Everything”.

2011-03-25: Kurzweil AI News: "Discovery may lead to cure for drug addiction" Kurzweil AI News: “Discovery may lead to cure for drug addiction” The debate over …

2011-02-23: Important Progress in Equal Rights for LGBT Today brings great news regarding the slow but steady march toward equal rights for all LGBT …

2011-02-15: Apple's Subscription Gamble Apple announced their digital media subscription service for the iOS App Store today and reaction …

2011-02-15: "Back to the Future" Photography “Back to the Future” Photography Very cool idea from a photographer with amazing (and …

2011-02-14: "A Fight to Win the Future: Computers vs. Humans" in NYTimes “A Fight to Win the Future: Computers vs. Humans” in NYTimes “Virtually any job that now …

2011-02-13: h+ Mafia? No. What did Sarah Lacy of TechCrunch find when she took a look “Inside the DNA of the Facebook Mafia”? …

2011-02-06: Valentine's Day Valentine’s Day is coming up and it is a holiday I detest. It is on my list of most horrible annual …

2011-01-19: Donate to Emerging Technology-Related Organizations The link above is a bundle of several links to fundraisers for emerging technology-related …

2011-01-15: Prediction: 1080p Digital Media in 2011 Although a few companies already claim to stream 1080p video, Apple will announce 1080p television …

2011-01-15: The River Why youtu.be/AV5o7L4_D… The River Why A movie I’m looking forward to, based on a book I enjoyed.

2010-07-10: Rosetta at 21 Lutetia The Rosetta spacecraft has returned the first images from its flyby of the asteroid 21 Lutetia. The …

2010-02-19: Avatar's Accomplishments Though the movie is not without its problems, “Avatar” continues a successful box office …

2010-01-09: Interim Technologies Big at CES 2010 Based on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held this week in Las Vegas, Nevada, consumers in 2010 …

2010-01-09: Buck Rogers, Frontier Guard Among Promising New Web Series in 2010 With a host of promising new productions, independent online filmmakers are leaving fan films behind …

2010-01-01: Ten Years of Frontier Channel [Commentary] Here on Frontier Channel my beats tend toward planetary science, digital media, and …

2009-12-30: Avatar: Transhumanist Perspective [caption id=“attachment_1000” align=“aligncenter” width=“450”] …

2009-11-28: Grassroots Effort to Raise Money for SENS Research The SENS Foundation and supporters of radical life extension are turning to a social networking …

2009-09-05: The Seas Beckon The Seasteading Institute has a busy fall season coming up with their second annual conference and …

2009-01-08: Growing Pains for Digital Media 2008 ended with a bang for digital media: growing audiences for streaming long-form video, several …

2008-12-28: Four Years Later - "Science, Pseudoscience, and My Love of the End of the World" [Commentary] It has been over four years since I relaunched Frontier Channel as a news and …

2008-12-27: The State of Digital Media 2008 [Analysis] The rapid pace of progress in digital media on the internet has been well documented and …

2008-11-08: Friend of Chris Heward, Friend of Your Own Life Extension Chris Heward of Kronos Science Laboratories is a well-known researcher in life extension and …

2008-10-31: RIP Mike Ashe For nearly as long as I have been writing about online digital media and especially independent and …

2008-10-28: Top Killers Identified By World Health Organization Cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases and cancer remain the world’s top killers of …

2008-10-27: Vote [Commentary] To my fellow Americans, this is that rare post in which I get political. Skip the rest, …

2008-10-24: SS08 Emerging Technologies Workshop on Twitter Check my Twitter profile for periodic updates on the SS08 Emerging Technologies Workshop today: …

2008-10-22: The Singularity Summit 2008 Coverage The Singularity Summit is held each year by The Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence. …

2008-09-28: Cities on the Sea [caption id=“” align=“alignleft” width=“200” caption=“The …

2008-09-11: First Beams Circulate the Large Hadron Collider Physicists today welcomed the beginning of a new era in particle physics with the first successful …

2008-09-06: Šteins Flyby Animated Along with first images, anaglyphs and initial data results from Rosetta’s successful flyby of …

2008-09-06: Šteins Up Close Hours after its successful flyby of “the jewel of the solar system”, the robotic …

2008-09-04: Amazon Video On Demand Arrives Credit: Screenshot of Amazon Video On Demand [REVIEW] – Late last year Adobe released an …

2008-09-03: Asteroid (2867) Šteins Flyby Coming [caption id=“attachment_633” align=“aligncenter” width=“400” …

2008-09-03: Planetary Provenance - Venus Venus is the Earth-that-could-have-been and the Earth-that-still-might-be. Our so called sister …

2008-09-02: Review: Venus Rises - "Ikarus - Part 1" Credit: Hermit of the Mountain, LLC - Venus Rises promotional wallpaper: “Mars Warship …

2008-09-01: Planetary Provenance - Mercury I will be speaking at the Sunday, September 7 meeting of the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix …

2008-05-24: Aging 2008 On Friday, June 27, 2008 from 4:00 PM through 8:00 PM PDT at UCLA, scientists and other anti-aging …

2008-03-13: Raw Data from Enceladus Available One of many new Cassini images received after yesterday’s successful Enceladus flyby. Image …

2008-03-12: Closest Enceladus Flyby Yet Cassini took this image of Enceladus’ water ice plumes on November 27, 2005. New pictures and …

2008-01-15: MESSENGER Returns First Image of Never Viewed Side of Mercury Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of …

2008-01-05: The 2.0 Project on Marblejars [Commentary] http://www.marblejars.com/flvplayer.swf Marblejars.com Mark McAllister started The 2.0 …

2008-01-05: Events Listing Moved The sidebar list of upcoming events has been moved to a new website: h+ Events This new site is part …

2007-12-12: Transhumanist Organization Announces Fundraising Campaign [DISCLOSURE: Richard Leis, Jr. is an adviser of a transhumanist club at the University of Arizona …

2007-11-06: Five Planets Make Record System Image Credit: NASA - “Plentiful Planetary System” - “This artist’s concept …

2007-10-29: Armadillo Aerospace's Latest Competition Attempt Fails With the moon visible overhead, Armadillo Aerospace unsuccessfully attempted to win the Northrop …

2007-10-29: X PRIZE Cup - Table of Contents A race to space is shaping up in the private industry and once a year the public is invited to see …

2007-10-10: HiRISE Releases False Color Images of Potential MSL Landing Sites Image Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona - “PSP_003086_2015: Color Image of Nili Fossae …

2007-10-09: No Graveyard Image Credit: Simone Syed - Alcor sign at facility in Scottsdale, AZ, USA [Alcor Conference - Table …

2007-10-07: Alcor Conference - Table of Contents Frontier Channel liveblogging from the 7th Alcor Conference: Event Announcement Frontier Channel at …

2007-10-07: Sputnik 1: 50 Years Later [History] | [Commentary] Plenty of space blogs, organizations, and media outlets are marked last …

2007-10-07: Rumor: Artificial Life Although the following news appears to have been confirmed by Craig Venter, it should be viewed as …

2007-10-07: Alcor Conference - Chris Heward [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] [Recap] Chris Heward discussed his work on the “Kronos …

2007-10-07: Alcor Conference - Christine Peterson [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] Christine Peterson presented “Good News, Bad News, …

2007-10-07: Alcor Conference - Calvin Mercer [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] [Recap] Calvin Mercer asked “Cryonics and Religion: …

2007-10-07: Alcor Conference - Morning Break [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] Popcorn, cookies, and pretzels. We talked to a couple who are …

2007-10-07: Alcor Conference - Calvin Mercer [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] [Recap] Calvin Mercer asked “Cryonics and Religion: …

2007-10-07: Alcor Conference - Steven Harris [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] [Recap] Steven Harris is a researcher developing “Rapid …

2007-10-07: Alcor Conference - Morning Panel [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] Day two of the Alcor Conference. The day began with the …

2007-10-06: Alcor Conference - Alcor Board of Directors Panel [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] Stephen Van Sickle, Ralph Merkle, Michael R. Seidl, and Brian …

2007-10-06: Alcor Conference - Aubrey de Grey [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] [Recap] Does Aubrey de Grey really need an introduction at …

2007-10-06: Alcor Conference - Afternoon Break [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] Ice cream! Networking! Being nearly run over by busy …

2007-10-06: Alcor Conference - Michael West [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] [Recap] Another approach to recovery of cryonics patients, or …

2007-10-06: Alcor Conference - Ralph Merkle [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] [Recap] Nanotechnology. Once only an obscure buzzword among …

2007-10-06: Alcor Conference - Luncheon [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] It is time for lunch. These breaks, lunches, and dinners are …

2007-10-06: Alcor Conference - Tanya Jones [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] [Recap] Tanya Jones is the COO of Alcor. She has also …

2007-10-06: Alcor Conference - Stephen Van Sickle [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] [Recap] The next speaker from Alcor was Stephen Van Sickle, …

2007-10-06: Alcor Conference - First Break [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] [Commentary] Break time! Time to mingle, network, eat snacks, …

2007-10-06: Alcor Conference - Brian Wowk [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] [Recap] Brian Wowk discussed cryobiology, the field of cold …

2007-10-06: Alcor Conference - Steve Bridges [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] [Recap] A former Alcor president, Steve Bridges opened up the …

2007-10-06: Alcor Conference - Introduction [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] When people die, some of them are buried in a plot in a …

2007-10-04: Frontier Channel at 7th Alcor Conference [Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] Frontier Channel will be liveblogging this weekend from …

2007-09-27: Dawn Launch Coverage [Launch Coverage] | [Commentary] 2:10 AM PST Too early! But despite the small hours of the morning …

2007-09-23: Dawn Prepares for Launch Despite a 24-hour delay, preparations continue for the launch later this week of the Dawn spacecraft …

2007-09-21: Reorientation and Shear Heating on Enceladus In 2005 Saturn’s moon Enceladus was discovered to be an active world with water ice particle …

2007-09-20: Review: Star Trek: Odyssey - "Illiad" Image Credit: Star Trek: Odyssey promotional wallpaper, with Bobby Rice as Lt. Commander Ro Nevin …

2007-09-19: Review: Bionic Woman Image Caption: Promotional wallpaper for NBC’s upcoming Fall 2007 television series Bionic …

2007-09-18: SENS3 and the Anchor Pub and Crap Documentaries I waddled into the Anchor Pub and there was Aubrey with a beer. He asked what I was drinking and I …

2007-09-17: SENS3 - still processing I’ve been back from SENS3 for five days, and my brain remains scrambled. In reporting it I can …

2007-09-17: WIRED NextFest Wrap-up Image Caption: WIRED NextFest Banner at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Fourth Annual WIRED …

2007-09-13: Google Lunar X PRIZE Announced Image caption: X PRIZE Moon exhibit and logo at WIRED NextFest A robotic scavenger hunt to the moon …

2007-09-13: WIRED NextFest - Introduction The fourth annual WIRED NextFest event begins today in Los Angeles, California. Running through …

2007-09-12: Speaker: Paul Saffo Paul Saffo from Stanford University is a forecaster and essayist. He explored AGI at the Singularity …

2007-09-12: Speaker: Dr. Ben Goertzel Dr. Ben Goertzel is SIAI Director of Research and chief science officer and acting CEO of Novamente. …

2007-09-12: Speaker: Neil Jacobstein Neil Jacobstein, chairman and CEO of Teknowledge Corporation, spoke in the afternoon of day one of …

2007-09-12: Applauding Death [Commentary] During the Singularity Summit 2007, one of the most unexpected moments came during a …

2007-09-12: NanoBio 2007 Day Two Speaker: Dr. J. Storrs Hall Dr. J. Storrs Hall is an independent scientist, inventor, and author. His most recent books are …

2007-09-12: NanoBio 2007 Day Two Speaker: Tihamer Toth-Fejel Tihamer Toth-Fejel is a senior research engineer at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, …

2007-09-12: NanoBio 2007 Day Two Speaker: Ralph Merkle Dr. Ralph Merkle is a nanotechnology expert, Alcor Director, Zyvex Principal Fellow, and Foresight …

2007-09-12: NanoBio 2007 Day Two Speaker: James Von Ehr II James Von Ehr II is the founder and chairman of Zyvex Corporation. He is recognized as a respected …

2007-09-12: NanoBio 2007 Day Two Speaker: Dr. Nadrian Seeman Dr. Nadrian Seeman received a B.S. in Biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Biological Crystallography. He has …

2007-09-12: NanoBio 2007 Day Two Speaker: Chris Phoenix Chris Phoenix is CRN’s Director of Research and has studied nanotechnology for more than 15 years. …

2007-09-10: NanoBio 2007 Day One Speaker: Jason McCoy Jason McCoy is the Vice President of Global Seawater, Inc., a for-profit firm. They are developing a …

2007-09-10: NanoBio 2007 Day One Speaker: Dr. Behrooz Dehdashti Dr. Behrooz Dehdashti has a Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Biology and is currently a senior research …

2007-09-10: NanoBio 2007 Day One Speaker: Lisa Hopper Lisa Hopper is CEO and Founder of World Care, a non-profit organization. She has a BS in Radiology …

2007-09-10: Challenges & Opportunities: The Future of Nano & Bio Technologies - Introduction Image caption: Simone Syed (and Michael Anissimov of Accelerating Future) at the Nano/Bio 2007 …

2007-09-09: Day Two Speaker: Ray Kurzweil Ray Kurzweil is an inventor and futurist, perhaps best known now for his books and lectures …

2007-09-09: Day Two Speaker: Eliezer Yudkowsky Yudkowsky returned to the stage to discuss the challenge of Friendly AI. The problem, to Yudkowsky, …

2007-09-09: Day Two Speaker: James Hughes James Hughes is the the executive director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and …

2007-09-09: Day Two Speaker: Christine Peterson Christine Peterson is Vice President of Foresight Nanotech Institute and she talked about how we can …

2007-09-09: Day Two Speaker: Steve Jurvetson Steve Jurvetson is a Managing Director for the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson. He …

2007-09-09: Announcement: Michael Lindsay from the X Prize Foundation Michael Lindsay from the X Prize Foundation announced the possible development of an upcoming series …

2007-09-09: Day Two Speaker: Dr. Charles L. Harper, Jr. Dr. Charles L. Harper, Jr. is Senior Vice President for the John Templeton Foundation. He provided …

2007-09-09: Day Two Speaker: Peter Thiel Peter Thiel is an investor, co-founder of PayPal before it sold to eBay, and supporter of the …

2007-09-09: Day Two Speaker: Dr. J. Storrs Hall Dr. J. Storrs Hall, an independent AI researcher, inventor, and author, presented a revised version …

2007-09-09: Day Two, First Speaker: Dr. Peter Norvig Dr. Peter Norvig is Director of Research at Google. He spoke about the difficulty and inaccuracy of …

2007-09-09: Speaker: Peter Voss Peter Voss, founder and CEO of Adaptive AI, a stealth AGI company, focused on the benefits that …

2007-09-09: Speaker: Dr. Stephen Omohundro Dr. Stephen Omohundro, founder and president of Self-Aware Systems, spoke about self-improving …

2007-09-09: Speaker: Jamais Cascio Jamais Cascio is a writer and speaker, cofounded WorldChanging.com, and has served as a futurist for …

2007-09-08: Other Singularity Summit 2007 Livebloggers Here are two other livebloggers from the Singularity Summit 2007: Michael Anissimov at Accelerating …

2007-09-08: Announcement: Marcus Guillen of Artificial Development Marcus Guillen of Artificial Development (AD) announced today at the Singularity Summit 2007 the …

2007-09-08: Speaker: Wendell Wallach Wendell Wallach is an expert in the emerging discipline of “Machine Ethics”, a topic he …

2007-09-08: Speaker: Sam Adams Sam Adams is a research engineer at IBM. He discussed the Joshua Blue Project that ran from 2000 …

2007-09-08: Speaker: Barney Pell Barney Pell, founder and CEO of Powerset, a semantic search engine set to launch this month, spoke …

2007-09-08: Speaker: Eliezer Yudkowsky Eliezer Yudkowsky, a researcher attempting to create “Friendly” AI, spoke about the …

2007-09-08: First Speaker: Dr. Rodney Brooks Dr. Rodney Brooks opened the Singularity Summit 2007 with a summary of concepts related to the …

2007-09-07: Singularity Summit 2007 Introduction The drive from Tucson, Arizona to San Francisco, CA is about 1460 kilometers (907 miles) long and …

2007-09-02: Conference Coverage 2007 H+ members will soon be attending three upcoming conferences: Strategies for Engineered Negligible …

2007-09-01: Review: Star Trek: New Voyages - "World Enough and Time" Image Credit: Promotional poster for Star Trek: New Voyages “World Enough and Time” …

2007-08-15: Bizarre Star Discovered to Have Comet-Like Tail Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/C. Martin (Caltech)/M. Seibert(OCIW) - “Johnny Appleseed of the …

2007-08-15: Ending Aging Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime by …

2007-08-14: 7th Alcor Conference [Frontier Channel Coverage: Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] 7th Alcor Conference Hilton …

2007-08-14: Third "Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence" Conference (SENS3) Please see Frontier Channel’s coverage of this event. Third “Strategies for Engineered …

2007-08-13: The Singularity Summit 2007 Please see Frontier Channel’s coverage of this event. The Singularity Summit 2007 Palace of …

2007-08-12: The AI Question “When will AI surpass human-level intelligence?“ This not an uncommon question in the …

2007-08-11: Cybernudism and Frontier Channel Merged My blog that use to be “Leis on Life” and then “Cybernudism” has been …

2007-08-10: Frontier Channel Overhaul Notice a difference? I am currently overhauling the Frontier Channel site by moving the old static …

2007-07-26: Marion Ravenwood Returns I’m in complete geek overload at the moment. Long rumored but not confirmed until today: Karen …

2007-07-04: h+ Movie Review: Able Edwards [Commentary] | [Spoilers] Science fictions movies do not need to be about a realistic future. If the …

2007-06-25: Virtually Public Ars Technica discusses today the recent judge decision requiring a Bittorrent piracy site to enable …

2007-06-21: Homophobia, Piracy, and the Need for True Names The beta of Apple OS-X Leopard provided to developers that attended WWDC has been leaked. Nicholas …

2007-06-21: Science Continues to Reduce Suffering “Promising results from first gene therapy clinical trial for Parkinson’s disease …

2007-06-18: Praying for Return Headline on CNN.com: “Girl, 5, stumbles from woods to delight rescuers“ …

2007-06-18: Praying For Rain This appears right now (around 11:30 AM PST on Monday, June 18, 2007) on Weather.com: National …

2007-05-01: ATB - Trilogy I am only nine songs into my first listen to the new ATB album - Trilogy (iTunes link) - and it is …

2007-04-29: Goodbye, Pirating I was not quite there yet. Although all my digital music and movie downloads are now legal, only …

2007-04-29: You, the Dying I loved Digg before I realized what it was, before I undestood who Time Magazine was really talking …

2007-02-09: Atlas Shrugs, Bolivia Nationalises Energy Sector This is a nightmare right out of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Bolivian troops seize key smelter

2006-10-15: Hope in the Statistics The numbers do not lie, and they are surprising: The majority of households in the United States …

2006-09-09: Bitch 2.0 Tom Merritt from CNET writes about “My fight with Amazon Unbox” and his thoughts, along …

2006-07-17: Pandora: Radio Done Right In May there was a series of specials called “The End” on CBC Newsworld about the end of …

2006-07-13: The Fear of Falling Up, the Joy of Falling Down NASA - Space Shuttle News I'm not sure there has ever been video quite like this. Thanks to the …

2006-07-13: Saying Goodbye to Horse Racing Derby winner Barbaro fighting for life - Yahoo! NewsGrowing up, one of my favorite things to do …

2006-07-12: Make Your Reservations Genesis I Mission Update 12 July 2006 | SpaceRef - Space News as it Happens From Las Vegas to outer …

2006-07-12: Virtual Worlds Diversify Activities The Virtual Worlds are starting to get interesting: The MLB piped the All-Star game into Second …

2006-06-14: DVD's in 10, Digital Downloads in 5, and then the Grid A recent The New York Times article published at News.com suggests that although DVD growth has …

2006-05-07: Best Music Video Ever I cannot help but post this on my blog. I cannot help but play this over and over again. I cannot …

2006-05-05: Imaginary Monsters and Human Beings People use their anonymity on the Internet to safely explore who they really are. This helped me to …

2006-04-17: The Singularity Summit at Stanford The Singularity Summit at Stanford is being held on Saturday, May, 13, 2006 from 9 am To 5 pm at the …

2006-04-15: Doctor Who Trashes Transhumanism [Commentary] | [Spoilers] The first episode of the new season of Doctor Who was the last place I …

2006-04-11: Critical Thinking Required I find it necessary yet again to mention that my Cybernudism blog, like most blogs, is commentary. …

2006-04-11: Pseudoscience and Science: Who Do You Listen To? John Bruce via his “In the Shadow of Mt. Hollywood” blog often critiques transhumanism, cryonics, …

2006-04-10: Why “Why * Sucks” Articles Suck “Why Digg.com Sucks.” “Why Google Video Sucks.” “Why Web 2.0 …

2006-04-07: HiRISE High Resolution Images of Mars Released The HiRISE team has released more of the high resolution “test” images of Mars taken on …

2006-04-03: The Digital Jukebox Arrives The Digital Jukebox is open for business. The last hold outs – the major movie studios – finally …

2006-03-19: This Essay Breaks the Law: Michael Crichton pleads for patent reform Next week the Supreme Court will hear arguments in LabCorp versus Metabolite, an interesting case …

2006-03-12: Orbit Obtained: MRO Makes it to Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) performed a flawless engine burn today in a successful bid to …

2006-03-12: From Giotto to Stardust – 20 Years of Comet Exploration The modern robotic investigation of comets began with a spacecraft from the European Space Agency …

2006-03-12: Potential Liquid Water on Enceladus Cassini-Huygens mission scientists discovered last year that plumes of ice erupt from the surface of …

2006-03-09: HiRISE Presentation Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is scheduled for Mars Orbital Insertion (MOI) on Friday, March 10, …

2006-03-06: The Transhumanist Responsibility With transhumanism under fire in Missouri, I recently discussed the issue with family members. I …

2006-03-02: Web 2.0 Test I have not jumped into Web 2.0 all that much. For all my talk about cybernudism, I wonder what …

2006-01-25: Rocky Exoplanet Discovered With Microlensing Technique Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced today the discovery of an …

2006-01-22: USGS Ramps Up Earthquake Monitoring Effort The United States Geological Survey (USGS) National Earthquake Center has unveiled upgraded …

2006-01-21: Raw Images of Active Beauty Planetary scientists long assumed that the moons of the outer planets were cold, dead, and airless …

2006-01-19: New Horizons Launched to Pluto and Beyond New Horizons was successfully launched today from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA after …

2006-01-17: New Horizons Rolls Out Update: Launch postponed to Wednesday, January 18, 2006 due to high winds. New Horizons and the …

2006-01-17: MOC Picture of the Day – Becquerel's Layers (Disclosure: Richard Leis is an operations team member located at the University of Arizona for …

2006-01-16: New Horizons Set for Launch The first spacecraft mission to the last of the original nine planets in our solar system is …

2006-01-16: Titan, Flyby 11 Cassini passed within 2,043 kilometers (1,270 miles) of the surface of Titan on Saturday, January …

2006-01-15: Stardust Returns Comet Material to Earth The sample-return capsule from the Stardust spacecraft landed early this morning in Utah, after …

2006-01-15: Stardust Returning The first mission to return cometary material to the Earth is now in its final hours of the mission. …

2005-12-29: Titan, Flyby 9 On December 26, 2005 Cassini returned to Titan for its ninth targeted flyby and the last of the …

2005-12-28: The Year in Planetary Science Humanity improves the vision it turns on the universe in two ways: seeing farther than before and …

2005-12-22: Welcome to the New Frontier Channel Frontier Channel has been through a lot of changes over the years, but the changes going into effect …

2005-12-21: Clear to the Center of the Milky Way The clearest image yet (above left, compare to image above yet) of the center of our galaxy has been …

2005-12-18: Displaying Strange New Realities The 19-inch LCD monitor in my home has become small compared to the two 23-inch LCD monitors I use …

2005-12-17: "Ergonomics, Not Productivity" In a Business 2.0 article from last month entitled “Dude, You’re Getting a Dell – …

2005-12-03: Society is Technology is Society Participants at “social news site” Digg.com are quick to digg and even quicker to criticize. A first …

2005-12-01: One Spiral to Rule Them All Cassini scientists will provide evidence in this week’s issue of Science that the previously …

2005-12-01: Cassini Spots Icy Plumes on Enceladus Cassini has returned spectacular images of huge plumes of water ice particles emanating from …

2005-12-01: One Martian Year The image above is mostly real. The setting sun and martian landscape were really taken by the Mars …

2005-11-27: Venus Express Checkout Completed with Successful VIRTIS, VMS Images After a planetary spacecraft is successfully launched on its long journey to its target planetary …

2005-11-27: Cassini Flyby - Rhea Cassini flew by Rhea yesterday in an effort to better understand the heavily cratered world with …

2005-11-22: Zipheads Social bookmarking, tagging, and editing have helped launch Web 2.0, or whatever you want to call …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Phoebe Ymir, Suttung, Thrym, Mundilfari, Narvi, Tarvos, Siarnaq, Erriapo, Albiorix, Skadi, Paaliaq, Ijiraq, …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Iapetus The excitement of scientists upon Cassini-Huygens entering the Saturnian System was reserved mostly …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Hyperion There is a poster-sized image displayed on a board in the public-accessible lobby of the Charles P. …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Titan Titan, the largest of the Saturnian moons, with the thick planet-like atmosphere. The moon with the …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Rhea Rhea might otherwise be the most boring of the Saturnian moons, what with its ancient craters, …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Polydeuces Somewhere in the raw image above, perhaps the tiny dot in the lower right, may be Polydeuces, a tiny …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Dione The beautiful wispy terrain on Dione has long tantalized planetary scientists looking over low …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Helene Little is known about the tiny moon Helene other than its size (32 kilometers, or 20 miles) and its …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Calypso Calypso is a Trojan moon of Tethys orbiting Saturn 60 degrees behind Tethys. Cassini snapped the …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Tethys Ithaca Chasma is an ancient and gigantic rift cutting across the heavily cratered surface of Tethys. …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Telesto Telesto is a Trojan moon of Tethys orbiting Saturn 60 degrees ahead of Tethys. Cassini took the best …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Enceladus Out of nowhere emerged a Saturn moon to rival Titan in mystery and activity. Here, suddenly, was an …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Pallene and Methone Two of the newest moons discovered by Cassini, Pallene and Methone are tiny worlds that lie between …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Mimas Herschel Crater covers nearly a third of the diameter of Saturn’s small moon Mimas, helping it …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Epimetheus The tiny and irregular shaped Epimetheus orbits Saturn with a similar moon called Janus, both of …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Janus Janus is quite similar to Epimetheus. Both moon share the same orbit and trade places with each …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Pandora The craters on the tiny moon Pandora are muted compared to craters on larger moons because they are …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Prometheus Prometheus is another shepherd moon of Saturn’s F ring. The gravitational tug of shepherd …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Atlas Atlas is a tiny shepherd moon just outside Saturn’s A ring. Very little is know about this …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn - Pan Pan is the innermost known moon of Saturn. It is a shepherd moon that creates the Encke Gap in …

2005-11-20: A Tour of the Moons of Saturn The moons of Saturn, now numbering 47 (when Cassini-Huygens launched from the Earth in 1997 there …

2005-11-03: When is a Podcast not a Podcast? When it is a vidcast. The number one and two podcasts listed in Apple iTunes’ …

2005-10-31: Transitional Video With video now available for your iPod, your cellphone, your television, your computer, your car, …

2005-10-26: Marshall Brain - Why Does God Hate Amputees? Marshall Brain, founder of the website “How Stuff Works” and author of several books and …

2005-10-26: Thoughtful Blasphemy Marshall Brain used his engineering and computer science experience to help an Internet audience …

2005-10-12: An Open Letter to Apple Dear Apple (with greetings, and apologies, to Disney/ABC), Thank you. Thank you for finally …

2005-10-02: Rocketboom: Video Brilliance Tivo and Bittorrent have allowed viewers to cull through the dreck of mainstream network television …

2005-09-29: New drug for Eternal Life From Wired, via Digg.com. This could be huge. “Genetically altered mice discovered …

2005-09-27: Name Change to Cybernudism What is up with the name change? “Leis On Life” did not exactly fit what I am trying to …

2005-09-26: The Google Code All the excitement of a Dan Brown bestseller, but real. The hot new obsession for the technology …

2005-09-26: The Singularity Is Near - Book Released Raymond Kurzweil’s latest book about the Technology Singularity, this time focusing on the …

2005-09-14: EBay Buys Skype - The Communication Platform Wars Begin The announcement today that eBay was paying US$2.6 billion for Skype left many people scratching …

2005-09-14: Space Elevator Gets FAA Lift I ran across this great news on Digg.com. Pay attention, folks. We are turning the exponential …

2005-09-12: "It's about life" - Mark McAllister and the 2.0 Project Mark McAllister is a twenty-year-old man with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a rare condition that …

2005-09-12: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Launches The next orbiter mission to Mars was scheduled to launch on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 from Cape …

2005-08-21: The Difference The emergence of participatory journalism and the blogosphere provides further evidence to the only …

2005-08-21: Virtual Crime Why isn’t cyberspace a sanctuary from the real world’s problems? New Scientist reports …

2005-07-30: Active Icy Volcanism on Enceladus The Earth has it, Io has it, and now a third world can be added to list. I’m talking about …

2005-07-29: Cassini Confirms Active Enceladus The tiny moon orbiting Saturn named Enceladus has become the third body in the solar system known to …

2005-07-29: New Planet Discovered in Our Solar System The discovery of a tenth planet orbiting our Sun was announced today by Dr. Michael E. Brown of the …

2005-07-28: "The Spaceship Company" Formed Burt Rutan and Sir Richard Branson have agreed to form a new company to build new sub-orbital …

2005-07-28: The Great Frontiers of Exploration The soft blue pool of light in claustrophobic darkness, the white and crème-colored towers of …

2005-07-27: SMART-1 Snaps Image of Hadley Rille on the Moon The European Space Agency’s SMART-1 spacecraft continues to capture images of the Moon in a …

2005-07-27: Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 1 Announced Microsoft is making available the first beta of their new operating system, to be called Windows …

2005-07-27: More Lost City Images Researchers have been busy exploring the Lost City Hydrothermal Field today. New image stills …

2005-07-27: Space Shuttle Fleet Grounded NASA grounded the remaining space shuttle fleet today after video of yesterday’s Discovery …

2005-07-26: Successful Launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery successfully launched this morning from Kennedy Space Center in …

2005-07-26: Lost City 2005 Mission Images The exploration of the Lost City Hydrothermal Field continues. The IFE Remotely Operated Vehicles …

2005-07-24: Return to Lost City, Live! In a remarkable display of the cutting-edge in robotics, telepresence, and ocean exploration, live …

2005-07-24: Live Telepresence from the "Lost City" The IFE ROV “Hercules” is sending stunning live video - broadcast over the Internet on …

2005-07-24: Live from the "Lost City"! Image Courtesy NOAA, VBrick, EDS and TELEX/RTS. I am watching live video footage from the bottom of …

2005-07-20: Mini Mimas The Cassini spacecraft recently returned a raw image of Saturn dwarfing its tiny moon Mimas. On …

2005-07-18: Shepherd Moons at Work On February 20, 2005, the Cassini spacecraft took a picture of Pandora and Prometheus hard a work …

2005-07-16: Dust Devils on Mars Standing kilometers tall, roaming the desert in crisscrossing paths, vacuuming or depositing dust, …

2005-07-15: "Florida" Wildfire Threatens Arizona Observatory The view from Tumamoc Hill west of downtown Tucson says it all. A wildfire has spread to consume …

2005-07-15: Targeting Enceladus The above images and image to the left are the views of Enceladus as the Cassini spacecraft drew …

2005-07-15: Enceladus: Active Ice World? Enceladus, a tiny moon of Saturn, may be a world of water ice volcanoes actively resurfacing the …

2005-07-13: Triple Sunset Astronomers using data from the Keck I Observatory on top of Mauna Kea mountain in Hawaii have …

2005-07-11: Deep Impact Rewrites the Book on Comets When the world’s foremost expert on impact cratering mentions that his preconceived notions …

2005-07-11: Spongy Hyperion The moons of Saturn are a strange assortment of worlds. When the Cassini spacecraft takes the …

2005-07-10: Technical Diving from Florida to Cyberspace Cristian Pittaro is a diver, but if you are picturing a guy with gear on his back diving the sunlit …

2005-07-05: Deep Impact Slide 10 [wpvideo mjgpDZt4] Slide 10 for RADIO Frontier Channel episode 09, “Let’s Bomb the Hell …

2005-07-05: Deep Impact Slide 8 Slide 8 for RADIO Frontier Channel episode 09, “Let’s Bomb the Hell Out of a …

2005-07-05: Deep Impact Slide 11 Slide 11 for RADIO Frontier Channel episode 09, “Let’s Bomb the Hell Out of a …

2005-07-05: Deep Impact Slide 9 Slide 9 for RADIO Frontier Channel episode 09, “Let’s Bomb the Hell Out of a …

2005-07-05: Deep Impact Coverage: RADIO Frontier Channel Episode 09 - Let's Bomb the Hell out of a Comet The Frontier Channel is proud to announce a brand new format for the RADIO Frontier Channel podcast. …

2005-07-05: Deep Impact Slide 7 Slide 7 for RADIO Frontier Channel episode 09, “Let’s Bomb the Hell Out of a …

2005-07-05: Deep Impact Slide 6 Slide 6 for RADIO Frontier Channel episode 09, “Let’s Bomb the Hell Out of a …

2005-07-05: Deep Impact Slide 5 Slide 5 for RADIO Frontier Channel episode 09, “Let’s Bomb the Hell Out of a …

2005-07-05: Deep Impact Slide 4 Slide 4 for RADIO Frontier Channel episode 09, “Let’s Bomb the Hell Out of a …

2005-07-05: Deep Impact Slide 3 Slide 3 for RADIO Frontier Channel episode 09, “Let’s Bomb the Hell Out of a …

2005-07-05: Deep Impact Slide 2 Slide 2 for RADIO Frontier Channel episode 09, “Let’s Bomb the Hell Out of a …

2005-07-05: Deep Impact Slide 1 Slide 1 for RADIO Frontier Channel episode 09, “Let’s Bomb the Hell Out of a …

2005-07-04: Deep Impact Coverage: "Um…Sorry?" Deep Impact Flyby took a look back at the devastation it wrought on Comet Tempel 1 and snapped a …

2005-07-04: Deep Impact Coverage: First Images and Science Results from Deep Impact Members of the Deep Impact team spoke to reporters early this morning about the success of their …

2005-07-03: Deep Impact Coverage: Impact! In a brilliant explosion, Deep Impact’s impactor spacecraft smashed into Comet Tempel 1 around …

2005-07-03: Deep Impact Coverage: Comet Tempel 1 in X-Rays There is not a lot of material in the coma of Comet Tempel 1, according to scientists after studying …

2005-07-03: Deep Impact Coverage: Impactor Away! Deep Impact successfully deployed its impactor spacecraft early this morning on a one-way trip to …

2005-07-03: Let's Make a Crater! I cannot express just how excited I am by tonight’s Deep Impact with Comet Tempel 1. Because …

2005-07-02: Deep Impact Coverage: Early Composition Results for Comet Tempel 1 Deep Impact has taken an early look at some of the chemicals in the coma of Comet Tempel 1, …

2005-07-02: Extreme Driving Comfort Hardy explorers of Antarctica may soon travel in stylish and warm comfort thanks to a design concept …

2005-07-01: Deep Impact with Comet Tempel 1 The space probe Deep Impact will attempt to make history this weekend by blasting a crater into …

2005-06-28: Review: Google Earth Google appears to be unstoppable. Their recent projects have involved turning static web pages into …

2005-06-28: Lake-Like Feature Sighted on Titan Scientists examining recent images of the surface of Titan have discovered a feature that resembles …

2005-06-24: It's Okay It’s okay to send a teenager against his will to be cured of his homosexuality. It’s …

2005-06-13: Astronomers Discover First Rocky Exoplanet Astronomers announced today the possible discovery of a rocky planet only twice as wide and seven …

2005-06-08: Titan Ice Volcano? Titan may harbor “ice volcanoes” and scientists have presented evidence for a likely …

2005-05-14: Star Trek Ends with a Whimper [Commentary] | [Spoilers] I have always been a fan of Star Trek. The first three series are …

2005-05-11: My Life - Planetary Exploration and Rapidly Accelerating Change A little over a year ago after a few rough months I decided to start doing what I wanted to do, …

2005-05-01: First Image of Exoplanet Confirmed Last year astronomers working with the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large …

2005-04-28: An Interview with Becca Walker Gender issues such as the role of women in science and technology were brought to a head recently …

2005-04-26: Organic Compounds Discovered in Titan's Upper Atmosphere The Cassini space probe has discovered a variety of complex hydrocarbons and carbon-nitrogen …

2005-04-26: Robot Insects Invade Finland The invasion of Finland by giant robotic insects has taken an ugly turn with reports of forestry …

2005-04-20: What I Want - Automated Internet TV There are a great many video weblogs and Internet television series available now that are …

2005-04-20: Skype Looms It is interesting that a review of VoIP services by Associated Press writers does not include any …

2005-04-19: Who Are You? Who are you that you can tell me what to do? Who are you to tell me that I cannot pirate my digital …

2005-04-13: Stratellite Unveiled The Frontier Channel first covered “Stratellites” in our August 2004 edition. With …

2005-04-12: Soft Tissue Retrieved from Dinosaur Fossil Scientists investigating the inner structure of a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil discovered what appeared …

2005-04-05: "Astonishing X-Men" The best movie, the best television show, and the best novel of the past year is not a movie, …

2005-04-04: "The Scene" One of the most innovative and suspenseful series currently running new episodes is not on network …

2005-04-04: "Dolphin Returns to Land" When those of us who do focus on the future, we often see through anthropomorphic glasses; that is, …

2005-04-04: Titan-ic Awe The latest flyby of Titan by Cassini occurred on March 31, 2005. NASA has not yet released processed …

2005-04-04: Small Size, G(o)B(s) of Storage The hard drive in the latest iPod mini from Apple currently holds six gigabytes (GB) of data. The …

2005-04-04: Cassini Discovers Atmosphere Around Enceladus As if Titan was not exciting enough, the Cassini space probe recently detected an atmosphere around …

2005-04-04: The Southern Hemisphere of Saturn, in Black and White On February 18, 2005 the Cassini space probe took an image of Saturn’s southern hemisphere. …

2005-03-29: Skype is the Limit In a little over a year Skype has gone from hype to 29 million registered users. SkypeIn (where …

2005-03-29: Plagiarism and Blogging Vigilantes This is an incredible story. What is even more incredible is the reaction to the story (see the …

2005-03-21: An Interview with Geologist Jay Quade - Page 1 The Desert Laboratory sits on Tumamoc Hill overlooking the city of Tucson, Arizona. Rainfall amounts …

2005-03-21: An Interview with Geologist Jay Quade - Page 2 (Continued from Page 1.) Meanwhile, volcanoes in Ethiopia lay down layers of ash, pumice and other …

2005-03-21: An Interview with Geologist Jay Quade - Tools of Time Geology is like forensic work; it requires time, patience, and the right tools. To the layperson, …

2005-03-21: An Interview with Geologist Jay Quade - Geology, Famine and War Embarking on a geology expedition might sound exciting or boring, depending on your interests. …

2005-03-20: "Lost City" The structures, one of them 18 stories high, stick out from the summit of a mountain. The denizens …

2005-03-16: "cl.one" The new movie “cl.one” was filmed by an unknown twentysomething working out of his …

2005-03-16: "Still Life" This year’s Cinequest San Jose Film Festival was held March 2 through 13, 2005 and included …

2005-03-16: "Border Dynamics" “Border Dynamics” is a sculpture created by Mexican artists Guadalupe Serrano and …

2005-03-16: Nanobacteria Implicated in Kidney Stones One of the original discoverers of nanobacteria (NB) and NASA researchers have presented evidence …

2005-03-16: Age of Kibish, Ethiopia Hominid Fossils Determined As described in a letter published in the February 17, 2005 issue of Nature, scientists from …

2005-03-16: One Year Later: Wall Monitors One year ago today the very first story on The Frontier Channel was published. It was a short …

2005-03-16: Introducing "ART at the Frontier" To celebrate the one year anniversity of The Frontier Channel, I am introducing a brand new section …

2005-03-14: Homo floresiensis Research Confirms "Separate Species" Theory Scientists from the United States, Australia and Indonesia have completed research supporting the …

2005-03-14: Fractured Enceladus On March 09, 2005 the Cassini space probe flew by Enceladus, capturing new images of the bright …

2005-03-08: Homework? No...Karaoke!!! So, what do you do when you have tons of homework and a test in the morning? Study? No …

2005-03-01: The Dark Galaxy Most of the matter in the universe appears to be missing, based on mathematical models that tell …

2005-03-01: Saturn's Dragon Storm Scientists have been studying a feature they call the “Dragon Storm” on Saturn since it …

2005-02-17: Evidence for Extant Life on Mars? UPDATE - NASA Responds to Mars Life Rumor - Friday, February 18, 2005 - NASA posted the following …

2005-02-17: Photonics Breakthrough by Intel Scientists at chipmaker Intel Corporation have successful built and operated a continuous silicon …

2005-02-16: Internet E-Archeology Google recently completed a project to archive the past 20 years of Usenet messages within their …

2005-02-16: Human Trials for Artificial Retinas Successful One of the top news stories about the future of medical technology making the rounds last week was …

2005-02-16: Opportunity's Long Drive The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is heading south on a long and flat expanse of desert. There …

2005-02-16: Radio Frontier Channel The Frontier Channel is launching a podcast called Radio Frontier Channel on Sunday, February 20, …

2005-02-09: Ban Pet Cloning!? Crazy talk! California Assembly Member Lloyd Levine is calling for a ban on pet cloning. Why? Pet …

2005-02-09: Making 20/10 Vision a Crime There are many debates these days about the ethics of human enhancement through technology. Should …

2005-02-09: Mimas and Blue Saturn Talented technicians often turn the images returned by space probes into works of art. This has most …

2005-02-09: Spam Negatively Affecting Linguistic Research Spam. EBay has policies against it, search engines and email clients are constantly upgraded to …

2005-02-09: Another Moon, More Mystery In a little over a week, Cassini will pass within 1,179 km of another Saturn moon, Enceladus. Images …

2005-02-09: I am a Transhumanist When asked recently “What ideas, if embraced, would pose the greatest threat to the welfare of …

2005-02-08: Leis On Life: The Blog When I was in high school I thought I had important things to tell everyone. The teacher advisor for …

2005-02-06: Hybrid Microdevice Walks Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), have successfully built and tested a …

2005-02-06: Polar Heat on Saturn On the Earth and other bodies with poles, the polar regions are their coldest locations. While 91 …

2005-01-21: Scientists Discuss Results from Titan Landing Imagine a frigid world where complex hydrocarbon particles clump together in the thick smog-like …

2005-01-21: "Do You Like Movies About Gladiators?" New Scientist reports this week on the work of archaeologist Steve Tuck of the University of Miami …

2005-01-21: Mars Meteorite in Color Opportunity continues to study the first meteor discovered on another planet. NASA released a color …

2005-01-19: Opportunity Examines Its Own Litter The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recently got a look at the discarded hardware from its …

2005-01-19: Meteorite on Mars It should not be too surprising that meteorites are not just rocks that have fallen from space to a …

2005-01-17: Apple Aggressively Attacks Hoping to increase Apple’s market share and bring their products to the masses, Steve Jobs …

2005-01-17: Open-Source Titan One of the early promises of the Information Age was contained in the adage “information wants …

2005-01-16: The Shores of Titan A new composite image from Titan appears to show a shoreline where river channels or canyons empty …

2005-01-16: Titan's Surface in Color Dr. Lyn Doose, Co-Investigator of the Descent Imager-Spectral Radiometer (DISR) instrument on the …

2005-01-16: Rivers and Seas on Titan? Elated scientists are now examining the data sent from the surface of Titan by the Huygens probe. …

2005-01-16: Extrasolar Planet Candidate Imaged Astronomers believe they have captured the first-ever image of a planet outside our own solar …

2005-01-09: SMART-1 Begins Exploration of the Moon It might seem to be old news, but our own Moon has got a lot left to tell us. The European Space …

2005-01-09: 2005 - Year in Preview Let us jump right into a preview of 2005 with a mix of logic, forecasting, educated guessing, …

2005-01-08: Iapetus in Near-True Color The dark material on Iapetus would look dark brown to the human eye, according to this near-true …

2005-01-08: Iapetus in 3D Okay, get those 3D glasses out. Iapetus, the strangely-shaped and strangely-colored moon with …

2005-01-08: Iapetus Surprises Planetary science is never boring and often very surprising. Take for instance the new images sent …

2005-01-08: Robots Rolling Most robots at work today look nothing like humans (although much work is going into a new …

2005-01-06: CES 2005 - Televisions Someday I will get there myself. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) opened this week in Las Vegas, …

2005-01-03: Iapetus Raw Images taken by various space probes are made available to the public soon after they are uploaded …

2005-01-02: Fighting Xenophobia Using Skills from The Demon-Haunted World The scientific progress and technological advances of today are collapsing our anthropomorphic …

2005-01-02: 2004 - Year in Review In 2004, The Frontier Channel began to document just a few of the amazing travels into the frontiers …

2005-01-01: Last Cassini Flyby of 2004: Iapetus The Cassini spacecraft flew by the Saturnian moon Iapetus on December 31, 2004 and snapped some …

2004-12-28: Tsunami 2004 Tectonic activities create beautiful landforms that can be captured by cameras (like many of the …

2004-12-28: Huygens Heads to Titan On December 24, 2004 the Huygens probe separated from the Cassini spacecraft and began a three week …

2004-12-23: Heart Disease Vaccination in Development According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease and …

2004-12-21: Opportunity Looks Back and Heads South Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is heading south after spending the better part of its mission …

2004-12-21: The Hills Have Spirit Mars Exploration Rover Spirit is climbing into the Columbia Hills and up the slope of “Husband …

2004-12-20: Titan's Dynamic Atmosphere One of the highlights of the recent Cassini flyby of Titan was a detailed analysis of the …

2004-12-20: Sony Releases OLED Display PDA Sony recently released a new Clie PDA in Japan with a 3.8-inch OLED display. OLED (Organic Light …

2004-12-17: Dione and Saturn Cassini recently flew by the Saturnian moons Titan and Dione and sent back some beautiful images. In …

2004-12-05: Eppur Si Muove - Life Expectancy CORRECTION posted Sunday, December 19, 2004: Dr. Aubrey de Grey, mentioned below, is not in fact a …

2004-12-05: AMN107: Leukemia Wonder Drug A compound called AMN107 has been found to cause remission in 86 percent of patients with chronic …

2004-12-05: Return to Titan Cassini-Huygens is nearing Titan for another pass. The last orbit returned the best pictures ever of …

2004-11-29: Paralyzed Patient Walks Again After Stem Cell Treatment? The Korean Times is reporting that a patient has regained the ability to walk after 19 years of …

2004-11-29: First Clones, Now Chimeras? Over the past couple years, scientists around the world have successfully integrated human cells …

2004-11-29: The Art of Saturn and Mimas The blue background is Saturn (made so by the scattering of blue sunlight), the tiny globe in the …

2004-11-07: Future Wants - Digital Distribution over the Internet In my latest “Future Wants” column, I anticipate the emergence of the Internet as the …

2004-11-07: Prometheus Feeds The moon next to Saturn’s F-ring in the previous image turned out to be Prometheus, one of the …

2004-11-07: Future Wants: Digital Distribution Over the Internet The pirates won. BitTorrent is a file distribution program used to share data files between …

2004-11-01: Raw Image Reveals Saturnian Moon? Many of the images downloaded from Cassini are not processed right away. While the spacecraft was …

2004-10-28: Surprise Discovery Rewrites Human History In what could be one of the most astounding discoveries ever regarding human evolutionary history, …

2004-10-27: Head-Scratching Images of Titan Scientists admitted this morning that they are stumped by the best-ever images of the Saturnian moon …

2004-10-27: Titan up Close The best ever images of Titan are being beamed to Earth by the Cassini spacecraft through early this …

2004-10-26: Apple's Latest Media Player Advance According to Frontier Channel’s “Future Wants” column in August 2004, the future …

2004-10-26: Closing in on Titan Today is the big day. The Cassini spacecraft is heading toward a close flyby of Titan, with the …

2004-10-24: Is Moore's Law Dead? Not a Chance For the first time in a long time, the increase in desktop CPU speeds appears to be flat. Is this …

2004-10-24: The Rise of the Brains In the mid-1990s, scientists succeeded in merging brain neurons with a microchip to allow …

2004-10-24: The Great Merge The merging of biology with technology frightens many people. Our fiction is full of horrors like …

2004-10-20: Cassini Set for Next Titan Flyby The Cassini spacecraft at Saturn will flyby Titan again on October 26, 2004. It will be much closer …

2004-10-20: Mars Exploration Rovers - One More Martian Year? Dr. Laurence Soderblom from the U.S. Geological Survey provided yesterday an update on the Mars …

2004-10-20: The Segway Revolution that Wasn't; and the one that Is When the Segway Human Transporter (HT) was unveiled a few years ago, most people reacted with a …

2004-10-14: Human BMI Breakthrough Announced Much like any typical twentysomething American, he opens and reads his email, remotely controls the …

2004-10-14: More Human/Computer Interface News The FDA has granted market approval for the VeriChip created by Applied Digital Solutions. This is a …

2004-09-22: Methane, Water Vapor Point to Something Interesting on Mars A few months ago, scientists announced preliminary data indicating the presence of methane gas in …

2004-09-22: 3D on the Web - Where is it? In 1994, Tony Parisi and team invented VRML to bring 3D graphics to the web. The demise of VRML has …

2004-09-10: Hamlet in 1603, 1605, 1611, 1622, and 1637 The British Library has recently digitized 93 pamphlet editions of Shakespeare’s plays that …

2004-09-10: Image of an Exoplanet? [caption id=“attachment_1141” align=“aligncenter” width=“450” …

2004-09-09: Your Wildest Desires, Captured on Video Ever since consumers got their hands on personal camcorders they have been making movies, but …

2004-09-09: Cell Phone with a Spin Spinning inside the Samsung SPH-V5400 cell phone is a 1.5GB hard drive, an industry first, according …

2004-08-30: Reporting from the Fount of Knowledge The Frontier Channel returns today from a remarkable new setting for observing the frontiers of …

2004-08-09: Whatever You Want - 300 DPI In our recent “Future Wants” column regarding a future eBook reader that will eventually …

2004-08-04: Introducing "Future Wants" Frontier Channel announces today the launch of a new feature: Future Wants. This occasionally column …

2004-08-04: Future Wants: eBook Reader Long predicted to replaced conventional books and other physical media like magazines and …

2004-08-03: MESSENGER Begins Fall Toward Sun NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging spacecraft was …

2004-08-02: Broadband Out of the WildBlue While cable and DSL broadband technology battle for supremacy in homes, new competition from …

2004-08-02: Broadband Out of the Stratosphere As mentioned above, the distance to satellites introduces a delay with the receiving dish on the …

2004-08-02: Rolling Out Flexible Displays Current flat panel displays depends on rigid silicon-on-glass backplanes to drive pixel components. …

2004-07-31: Cloning Cancer and Cures Researchers have reset malignant tumor cells into stem cells that were then used to create mouse …

2004-07-31: Shadows, Rings, and Mystery Hazes NASA yesterday released a new image from Cassini of the shadow of Saturn cast across its rings. …

2004-07-30: Data Mining the Process of Aging A lot of work has gone into mapping the human (and other species) genome. In the process, …

2004-07-28: The New Space Race is On Pack a pilot and enough weight and volume to equal two passengers into a privately-funded …

2004-07-28: Gallery of Moons The Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn has returned first images of many of the planet’s …

2004-07-21: Memory March New.com today has an article about possible hard drive replacements. The laboratory technologies …

2004-07-13: The Fall of Atlantis The July 12, 2004 edition of “Coast To Coast AM with George Noory” focused on Atlantis. …

2004-07-12: The Current Nanorevolution Prince Charles and environmentalists warn of the possible dangers of nanoparticles entering the …

2004-07-12: Progress Illustrated - Media Players Prior to the year 2000 and except for a few early adopters of new technology, most peoples’ …

2004-07-12: Further Out Let’s follow this one trend in technology further. So far, the devices discussed already …

2004-07-12: The Singularity Thirty Seconds From Now? Between 1996 and 2001, scientist of artificial intelligence and Singularity activist Eliezer S. …

2004-07-09: Disembodied Electronic Brains Contemporary humanoid robots may look cool, but these robots really do very little thinking. They …

2004-07-09: Technological Singularity References The Technological Singularity, that near-term point in time (2030?) when technology advances beyond …

2004-06-30: Cassini Arrives at Saturn The Cassini spacecraft and the Huygens descent probe should be in orbit around Saturn now after …

2004-06-24: South Korea: The Most Technologically Advanced Society in History CNET News.com is running a series of articles this week exploring the technological rise of South …

2004-06-23: Wetware Rising Subjectively, analog representations of reality, such as an LP of music played on a record player, …

2004-06-23: SETI@home Begins Transition to BOINC SETI@home is one of the original peer-to-peer success stories, using the idle times of millions of …

2004-06-23: NASA Holds Phoebe Press Conference NASA held a press conference today regarding the latest analysis of data received from the Cassini …

2004-06-23: Futuristic Cancer Treatment Undergoes Initial Trials Researchers have initiated animal trials for a potential cancer treatment using nanotechnology. The …

2004-06-23: Human Cloning Around the World Human cloning for therapeutic purposes is winning governmental approval in Britain and Japan, among …

2004-06-21: Success! SpaceShipOne and its pilot (now astronaut) Mike Melvill succeeded in reaching space and have …

2004-06-21: Historic Flight in Progress CNN and other news outlets are now (around 7:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time) showing live the flight …

2004-06-21: UA Researchers Discuss Cassini-Huygens Mission Researchers discussed the upcoming Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and preliminary composition …

2004-06-18: Twirling Under Heaven Chris Schur is an astrophotographer in Arizona. Late Saturday, June 11, 2004 he set up his equipment …

2004-06-15: Cable Comes to the Internet The Internet is likely to become the newest conduit for cable networks (in addition to cable, …

2004-06-15: The Storage Singularity A specific and easy to watch example of exponential change at work is the state of the art in hard …

2004-06-14: Software Automation For some time now software has been a bottleneck in the development of computer technology. While …

2004-06-14: Humanity's Place in the Universe An important trend throughout history is the overturning of our beliefs about humanity’s …

2004-06-14: Closeups of Phoebe CICLOPS (the Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations) released new images on Sunday from …

2004-06-12: A Grid for the Brain Brain-machine interface technology seems to be advancing more quickly than predicted. Scientists at …

2004-06-12: Historic Launch Set in Mojave, California Ansari X Prize competitor Scaled Composites plans to launch on June 21, 2004 the first piloted …

2004-06-12: Phoebe Has a Face Cassini began sending back data from its flyby of Phoebe early Saturday morning and the first images …

2004-06-11: Phoebe Unveiled The best pictures ever taken of Saturn’s moon Phoebe are streaming back to Earth as Cassini …

2004-06-11: Veiled Titan Titan, the largest moon in the Saturn planetary system, remains an enigmatic target. The latest …

2004-06-09: First Stop: Phoebe! Cassini is rapidly approaching Phoebe, the outermost known moon of Saturn. The first images are …

2004-06-09: Avoiding the Grey Goo One of the earliest proposed risks of molecular manufacturing (nanotechnology used to build products …

2004-06-08: Venus in Transit As viewed from the Earth, Venus is currently passing across the face of the sun, the first such …

2004-06-08: Terabit Memory System on the Way It is now only a matter of time, perhaps as little as a few months, before the first terabit memory …

2004-05-27: The Universe We Don't Know 70 percent of the mass of the universe is made up of something called dark energy. Most of the rest …

2004-05-27: One Cause of Aging: Mitochondrial Mutation Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden have found a direct connection between …

2004-05-27: Employment Opportunities in the Space Sciences Space scientists in the United States are generally underpaid and competition for the few available …

2004-05-26: More Images of Saturn NASA is now releasing a new image from Cassini a day. On May 10, Cassini imaged the shadows of …

2004-05-24: Ring Shepherds It looks like the mission to Saturn is ramping up…today NASA released a new image from …

2004-05-24: Latest Image of Titan Last Thursday NASA released a new image of Titan taken by Cassini-Huygens on May 5, 2004. The image …

2004-05-24: Display Technologies Approach Consumer Release Dates Samsung will release a 17-inch organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display in 2005. OLED technology …

2004-05-19: Verizon to Offer FTTP Verizon Communications is launching bundled phone, data and video services [defunct link] using …

2004-05-19: The Future of Dentistry Laser drills are the current cutting edge tools being used in some dentist’s offices today, …

2004-05-19: Stem Cell Bank Available in Britain Britain has just opened the world’s first embryonic stem cell bank. This bank will supply stem …

2004-05-19: The Latest and Greatest Graphics Cards NVIDIA and ATI recently announced their next-generation graphic chips, the NV40 and the R420, …

2004-05-17: Gay and Married in Massachusetts Social trends appear to be following the same path as technological progress. Today marks the first …

2004-05-17: Where is the Science and Technology!? You might be wondering what the hell is going on with the FrontierChannel.tv blog. Where is all the …

2004-05-17: I Was the First One Naked, but Nobody Noticed! A few years ago I coined the word “cybernudism” to describe the philosophy of giving up …

2004-05-16: The Future of Multimedia The above entry is a great example of how video can sometimes convey an idea much more easily and …

2004-05-16: Creature from Cornstarch Lagoon youtu.be/nq3ZjY0Uf… When you stir cornstarch it begins to thicken, unlike most liquids, due …

2004-05-04: Computing Predictions - Update 05/04/04 I maintain a spreadsheet of predictions based on Moore’s laws and the trends I see in …

2004-04-29: Hydrogen-Rich and Fancy-Free in 12 Seconds From the “mother” of all sources, a new device to reform hydrogen from gasoline has been …

2004-04-29: DNA 2.0 The evolution of life over 3.5 billion years is such an awesome story that it threatens the power of …

2004-04-29: Stupid Barrels Avoid Stupid Rodeo Clowns Who Drive You know those bright orange and white “bollards” placed on roads to direct traffic at …

2004-04-29: Saturn Approaches Cassini-Huygens has sent back another glorious image of its destination. In this image, Saturn is …

2004-04-24: The Columbia Hills on Mars The rover Spirit took a panoramic picture of its destination, the Columbia Hills.

2004-04-23: The Next Revolutionary Change The Communications Revolution (including the Internet and, even more profoundly, the future Grid and …

2004-04-23: The Prokaryotic, Eukaryotic, and Archaea Kingdoms I was interested to learn this morning that biologists no longer divide all life into two cellular …

2004-04-23: Cold Fusion Returns? Fifteen years ago scientists from the University of Utah claimed to have created a fusion reaction …

2004-04-22: Pondering the Technological Singularity If there is such a thing as a Technological Singularity, I predict that there will be a general …

2004-04-22: Two Female Mice Produce Female Daughter I once read an article about the possibility of two males having a baby based on both their genetic …

2004-04-21: Recording Time and Space A Texas town is upgrading their police cars to include digital video feeds of activity that will …

2004-04-21: The Leis Theory of Friction All of today’s “problems” are the side effects of friction in the transfer of …

2004-04-17: Opportunity Heading Toward Endurance Crater NASA recently decided to extend its successful Mars Exploration Rover mission by an additional five …

2004-04-13: The Trend, NOT the Details Most of the specific technologies, companies, and people I write about here on Frontier Channel will …

2004-04-13: The Science of Telepathy There is little or no scientific evidence for a supernatural or extrasensory telepathic ability, …

2004-04-12: Research Results for the Public The previous entry was based on a news story published on the Betterhumans website. The article …

2004-04-12: Robots on the Brain Here is a link to videos of a new robot performing various activities. Of course I found it on …

2004-04-12: When Storms Collide Cassini-Huygens is less than 80 days away from Saturn and has already sent back some breathtaking …

2004-04-12: Cholesterol and Life Extension High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is good for you. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) …

2004-04-07: Jewelry for the Eyeball I once gave a speech in class about the future of Internet technology based on a (then) recent …

2004-04-05: The Frontier of Entertainment There is nothing left on television for me to watch now that the powers that be have canceled two of …

2004-04-05: Titan's Slow Unveiling The European Southern Observatory has released new images of Saturn’s moon Titan taken by …

2004-04-05: Humans and Robots Hold Hands Marshal Brain’s latest Robotic Nation Evidence entry (04/05/04) seems to be stretching things …

2004-04-02: Goodbye Gigahertz AMD and Intel have recently turned away from advertising the clock speed of their microchips in …

2004-04-02: Open Source Hardware? IBM is offering partners the design architecture of its Power processors, beginning with the current …

2004-04-02: Mars in 3-D There are few things more beautiful to me than rocks and landscapes. I am not sure why. It may have …

2004-03-30: Cash Prize for Space Canadian Arrow concept art The X Prize is US$10,000,000 for the first privately funded team to …

2004-03-29: The Weak-Jawed Mutants Imagine that you are a new parent. Your baby is a strange-looking creature: obviously human, but …

2004-03-29: A New Day, a New Mars First there was evidence of fossil bacteria in a Martian rock found in Antarctica. Next came …

2004-03-26: Population Future Most of world will live in cities by 2007, UN says (AFP). - UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - Urban areas are …

2004-03-25: Nine Lives are Not Enough Cute CC is the clone of a calico cat and looks absolutely nothing like the original. This apparently …

2004-03-25: MESSENGER Delayed The launch of MESSENGER, the first mission to Mercury since 1974, has just been delayed until after …

2004-03-25: Spinning Webs and Microstructures Betterhumans has a story about a new technology for “printing” 3-D devices as small as …

2004-03-24: Mars - Liquid Water on Surface in Distant Past How beautiful the view is now…how beautiful it must have been then. NASA announced yesterday …

2004-03-21: Building a Brand New Home in 24 Hours [Updated May 17, 2018 to fix article link.] Marshall Brain has suggested that in about 30 years we …

2004-03-19: Science, Pseudoscience, and My Love of the End of the World I have a morbid fascination with Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. He interviews guests regarding …

2004-03-18: Robots Everywhere [Updated May 17, 2018 with new article link.] Chatty robots, cocktail-shaking computers, pen phones …

2004-03-18: Sedna in the Sky with Diamonds Image Caption: “Artist’s conception of Sedna, a planet-like object so far away that the …

2004-03-18: The Mice of Outrageous Fortune [Updated May 17, 2018 to fix links and remove direct link to Richard Hoagland’s website.] The …

2004-03-16: Wall Monitors Start-ups turn flat-panel TVs into works of art (USATODAY.com). USATODAY.com - An expensive new …

2002-01-30: Hype Robs Me of Sleep I have worked the graveyard shift for several months. Twice now I have resisted going right to bed …

2002-01-18: The Frontier Channel Technology Fund This fund currently consists of stock in two technology companies: 153.162 shares of Constellation …

2000-01-28: Black Hole “Chandra X-ray Image with Scale Bar“ Image Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO Image Caption: …

2000-01-28: Europa Rain More evidence that the Jovian moon Europa might be a haven for life…life needs heat and …

2000-01-28: XHTML Arrives The W3C has released the recommendation for the Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML 1.0). It …

2000-01-28: Mars Polar Lander Phone Home Only days ago NASA decided to give up on their attempts to contact the Mars Polar Lander, apparently …

2000-01-25: Welcome Back, Hubble! The Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392) - Image Credit: NASA, Andrew Fruchter and the ERO Team [Sylvia Baggett …

2000-01-21: Crusoe Winners and Losers So Transmeta is definitely the big winner with this technology. They have demonstrated something …

2000-01-19: Crusoe Arrives! Transmeta’s Mobile Internet Processors under the family name Crusoe were demonstrated today (I …

2000-01-18: Transmeta Announcement Tomorrow So what is it, alien technology, the fastest microchip ever, nothing at all? We find out tomorrow …

2000-01-18: Technology and Tears Sometimes you can go for days when it seems abundant new wonders will continue to delight and awe …

2000-01-12: AOL Time Warner Let the mega mergers continue…AOL and Time Warner announced the largest merger of all time on …

2000-01-12: Media Fusion Feature Coming Soon! Those who know me know I cannot shut up about this company. I am currently working on this feature …

2000-01-01: Hydrogen Future NASA, ESA, STScI, J. Hester and P. Scowen (Arizona State University) - Gas Pillars in the Eagle …