Sciency Words: Centaur

It is believed that most centaurs used to be Kuiper belt objects or objects from the scattered disk: basically,

Inspiration Gallery 1601 – Elite: Dangerous

The thing that's really striking about Elite: Dangerous is how good looking it is. A few of these images

Alien Profile: Oceonis

The Oceonis have constructed magnificent underwater cities, which are the envy of hundreds of alien civilizations across the known

Starting Point: The Drifter

Luca stared at the unconscious figure lying next to him. The man wore a purple desert garb with some

Space Engineers Survival Challenge: Part 6

If I'm going to get my hands on all the ore buried beneath the desert's surface, I'm going to

Sciency Words: Cantaloupe Terrain

This heavily dimpled surface topography, which bears an uncanny resemblance to the skin of a cantaloupe, is unique to

A Look Behind the Scenes

In one Star Trek TNG episode the Enterprise explodes (several times actually). Explosions can't be done very well in

Starting Point: Ape-pience

Able Spacechimp Lancelot Muggs was working the problem. 'Always work the problem,' he thought as he flipped switches, turned

Space Engineers Survival Challenge: Part 5 – A Grand Day Out

I’ve set myself a challenge, playing the PC game Space Engineers in ‘survival mode’. Stranded alone on an unpopulated

Sciency Words: Flagship Mission

In relation to the ice giants, everyone seems to agree that a discovery-class mission could never reach Uranus or

Starting Point: Auld Lang Syne

As he drunkenly swayed in the general vicinity of the urinal, Mark heard the DJ say something muffled and

Space Engineers Survival Challenge: Part 4

Last night I dreamt I was visited by Finagle's ghost. The ghoul rattled broken chains and reminded me of

Sciency Words: Occultation

Occultations are a rare and wonderful cosmic coincidence, and they also provide astronomers with an incredible opportunity. Whenever an

SciFi Ideas Podcast Episode#13

In this episode we review the year 2015, discussing our favourite movies from the year and the the most

Space Engineers Survival Challenge: Part 3

Exploding refineries, exploding turrets, can this day get any worse?

Space Engineers Survival Challenge: Part 2

I’ve set myself a challenge, playing the PC game Space Engineers in ‘survival mode’. Stranded alone on an unpopulated

Space Engineers Survival Challenge: Part 1

Playing the voxel crafting game Space Engineers, I begin an epic survival challenge, stranding myself on an alien world

Featured Story: Twas the Night…

Counselor Ransom, of the Terran Diplomatic Corps stepped forward to greet the ambassador from the Re'na Dar Commune. Ambassador

Sciency Words: Verona Rupes

The moons of Uranus are generally named after Shakespearean characters, or at least characters from classic literature. The Shakespeare

New Worlds Project Trailer – a SciFi Ideas Exclusive

A new trailer for the New Worlds Project RPG - exclusive to SciFi Ideas.