So, this is essentially a cross between Jurassic Park and Planet of the Apes. The neanderthals are cloned in the same way as the dinosaurs were cloned by InGen, and they somehow make the leap from being laboratory specimens to being both pets and slaves
The idea is to have a portal without a definite shape and without definite borders. Most portals in science fiction are circular, but these portals would be more like an endless barrier, ribbon or crack, and they could conceivably stretch across the globe.
Alien UFO Research is holding a fake UFO picture contest to try and uncover how easy it is to manipulate the pictures that people submit trying to prove that UFOs are real. The prize for the winner is one that will last a lifetime.
The airborne wind turbine (AWT) uses a a helium-filled inflatable shell to rise to high into the air where winds are stronger and more consistent, making it much more reliable than conventional land-based wind turbines.
The ‘last man on Earth’ format has been done several times before, so I got to thinking, what if the story were set on another planet. These kinds of story also only get interesting when the character realizes that he’s not the last man on Earth, so I played around with this a little too.
10 quick ideas for a science fiction ‘colonization’ story, including everything from time travel colonization to inter-dimensional colonization and extra-terrestrial prison camps.
Quicksilver life forms can sequester or expel mercury from their bodies in various ways. Many plant life forms can transport and expel mercury as an ionic vapor, others channel it in special lipid nodules that can be excreted or dropped.
This short-lived sci-fi show includes all the standards and cliches of the colonization format, plus a few uniquely 90′s ideas that might give you food for thought.
Story idea by John H. Reiher Jr. about a civilization that lives in the Oort cloud that surrounds the solar system. They use huge solar sail ships to mine the cloud.
A review of the many articles posted during Big Ideas Week 2012