Paul Di Filippo on, “How a long-dead Frenchman became one of the most important science fiction writers in current American culture.” Join the Jules Verne revival at Salon.com. “Jules Verne is one of the two generally acknowledged fathers of the science fiction genre, along with his co-daddy, H. G. Wells. Recent years have seen a flood of ‘new’ Verne titles, including re-translations of familiar classics (‘The Mysterious Island’), first-time English versions of lesser-known novels (‘The Kip Brothers’), and even heretofore-lost manuscripts brought to light (‘Paris in the Twentieth Century’). Taken as a whole, this mass of Verniana has encouraged a reassessment of the writer’s career among scholars and critics, as well as providing real pleasures for the average reader and fan.”
Your life’s memories could, in principle, be stored in the universe’s structure.
The volcano’s historic eruption preserved an ancient library, but rendered its content illegible. A public competition aims to change that.
It’s not just fun: DNA origami has the potential to revolutionize engineering at the nanoscopic scale.
The essential element needed for innovation is creative dissonance — and the keys to unlocking it were forged by bankers in Italy.
Consciousness isn’t just a problem for philosophers. On this episode of Dispatches, Kmele sat down with scientists, a mathematician, a spiritual leader, and an entrepreneur, all trying to get to the heart of “the feeling of life itself.”