Tag Archive: science

Writing Prompt: Haptics

I have been talking about and thinking about haptics a lot lately. The whole ..way we feel and touch things and how computers and connected devices can make us feel things. My favorite example that I make everyone try is the iPhone 7’s home “button” it doesn’t move. But it 100% feels like it moves. (And maybe you’re a fancy person who doesn’t have this experience but I totally do.) It seems exactly like I’ve depressed it when I push…
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S2.5 The Senior Guy Did Not Like Being Alone in the Office After Midnight

The Senior Guy Did Not Like Being Alone In The Office After Midnight by Mary Clemons   Mary has spent many years in the software industry watching a great deal of interesting things which are both good and bad.  After the last episode of undesirable activities in the workplace, she decided it was time to leave the office and put her fingers back to work documenting what she’s seen and experienced instead of writing down the steps to enter data…
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S2.4 Take the Call

Take the Call by Mariah Avix Mariah Avix is the creator of 600 Second Saga. A space for developing authors to explore the realms of science fiction and fantasy in 10 minutes or less every week. Mariah writes magical tales of how technology will change our world, and technologically laced tales of magic, that probably isn’t real. She is currently working on a series of novellas about shapeshifters who fight wildfires, a trilogy about a woman who refuses to admit…
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Prompt: Brain Scans

Happy Friday! I find myself often being prompted to write based on a news or newsish story I read. I thought I’d try posting those on Fridays and see if people like it. Prompt: Brain Scans Article: Could brain scans determine guilt? from a great podcast that I really enjoy Quirks and Quarks. (The transcript has been included and more information.) Questions: What happens if we start to really come to have a solid handle scientifically on who people who…
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Stories

Stories drive everything. One of my day job goals is to do more, and more effective storytelling. Something I feel is lacking in my stories is plot. Just not enough of it. I tend to drive away from conflict personally, so sometimes I do too much of that in my stories. So one of my writing goals is to conflict more. (In my stories…not in my life.) Stories and Pixar! Pixar has a class on storytelling at Khan Academy. You…
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Depressing, sad, and nerdy

Comics I love SMBC. They are weirdly nerdy in so many wonderful ways. Like this one about pop music. And if you are like ugh pop music, SERIOUSLY GO LOOK! You’ll thank me. Another wonderful comic site, Indexed. This one is something I need to remember over and over and over. We still try. We need to try. Keep trying. Vaccines are awesome Seriously, there is probabally someone reading this that is alive because of them. They save lives. Vaccines…
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S1.41 String-Driven Thing

String-Driven Thing by Vaughan Stanger String-Driven Thing was originally published in Nature Futures. Formerly an astronomer and more recently a research project manager in the aerospace and defense industry, Vaughan Stanger now writes SF and fantasy fiction for a living. His stories have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex, Postscripts, Nature Futures and Interzone, amongst other noted magazines and anthologies. Like most writers, he’s working on a novel—and has been for many years. He also loves cats, thus…
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Random Roundup

Mostly not of this earth, but a little of this earth. Just a normal random roundup. Also humans. Not of this Earth Planetary rings are incredibly beautiful. They may be the remnants of the destruction of dwarf planets. The rings are pieces of Dwarf Planets that got torn off in passing, which were then ripped to pieces! Juno – I don’t care how old this is – is out of safe mode and awesome. NASA is awesome. Humans managed to…
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Underwater roundup

Underwater roundup, well it might not only be underwater. But all waterish related? Europa Did people not already want to go and explore Europa? Because I thought that was always on the agenda of awesome places in the solar system to visit. But a lot of the stories I’ve seen about the venting ocean on Europa has been one of two things. OMG WE SHOULD FINALLY GO THERE. Um. Yes. We know. But like without any understanding that it has…
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HiRISE

Pretty pretty HiRISE pictures of Mars. If you’ve never explored some of the photos and some of the amazing work that happens in space I highly recommend it. You can browse through a map. Sometimes there is so much going on that just looking at thousands of pretty pretty pictures of Mars is amazing, mesmerizing, and a wonderful thing about the world. Human beings populated Mars with robots and they are exploring and finding amazingly beautiful things for us. We…
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