Futurism Staff

Futurism Staff

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  • Futurism Staff
    Published 3 years ago
    Costuming 'Star Trek The Motion Picture'

    Costuming 'Star Trek The Motion Picture'

    Bob Fletcher created more than 700 costumes for the Star Trek movie in less than 10 months, directing in excess of 200 drapers, cutters, tailors, operators, finishers, plastic workers, molders, shoemakers and assistants who had been hired to make his design concepts a reality. Star Trek—The Motion Picture was the first of the Star Trek films and debuted in 1979. William Shatner, Leonard Nemoy and George Takei made up some of the cast for the feature film, following their roles on the television series that aired from 1966 to 1969.
  • Futurism Staff
    Published 4 years ago
    'Star Wars' Jedi Books That Will Bring You to the Light Side

    'Star Wars' Jedi Books That Will Bring You to the Light Side

    Help us Obi-Wan, these books are our only hope! Every Star Wars fan familiar with the universe certainly knows that there are many Star Wars books written about it. And obviously, there are good ones and bad ones. However, there are a few that are better than the rest and are actually considered to be extraordinary. The Jedi Apprentice, Star Wars trilogy is one of the most famous Star Wars book trilogies known worldwide. Author Dave Wolverton released the first edition of it more than a decade ago, in 1999. After the first edition, Rising Force, there were many others to come in the period from 1999-2002. These are now considered as the pearls of sci-fi writing, as Star Wars has never failed to deliver perfect stories and amazing scenery. Likewise, Jude Watson Star Wars Jedi books are renown for their quality and explanations of the universe. That is why these are our picks for the 10 best Star Wars Jedi books – which of them are the really best ones is for you to decide.
  • Futurism Staff
    Published 4 years ago
    3D Bioprinting is the Future of Transplants

    3D Bioprinting is the Future of Transplants

    Imagine a world where there was no organ donor waiting list. A world where you would be able to get the organ you needed straight from a printer. According to Quartz, a Philadelphia-based company, BioBots, has released a printer that lets users 3D print human tissue and (potentially) human organs. In May of 2014, BioBots publicly launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York and printed a replica of Van Gogh’s ear for everyone to see. Currently, the printer works with a liquid mixture of different cells called “bio-ink.” This liquid is pressed through an extruder and fused together on the printer bed using blue light. A representative from the company told Quartz that the system could print out an object that has blood vessels and organ tissue at once, and the goal is to use this to create livers for drug testing and skins for cosmetic testing. This would eliminate the need for testing on humans and animals. However, BioBots isn’t the only company to create 3D printing for organs.
  • Futurism Staff
    Published 4 years ago
    Most Deceptive Scientific Frauds

    Most Deceptive Scientific Frauds

    There are so many problems in the world that demand solving, and scientific research is the source for such desired lifesaving innovation. However, this pressure can be a double-edged sword. Scientists are inspired to work hard to release quality research, but this can also lead to situations where people will stoop to deception to achieve fame. Fabricating data to prove a theory is an easy way to cut corners, after all, and peer review has its limitations.
  • Futurism Staff
    Published 4 years ago
    'Star Wars' Beach Gear

    'Star Wars' Beach Gear

    Step over to the Dark Side as you tan the day away on a beach with the best Star Wars beach gear. Whether you are hopping on a cruise to the Bahamas or enjoying a relaxing weekend in the Hamptons, the only thing hotter than the climates to which you are vacationing will be the Star Wars beach gear that you bring along. For the Tatooine-like weather that you are visiting, these beach must-haves will check everything off of your vacation list, as well as your fan list. From an R2-D2 bathing suit for the pool, a Death Star inflatable beach ball for some fun or Star Wars headphones for a long trip, there is something for every Star Wars fan. Pack up the umbrella, cooler and beach chairs, as well as your Star Wars beach gear for a vacation full of fun that is out of this world.
  • Futurism Staff
    Published 4 years ago
    Sci-Fi Movie 'The Black Hole'

    Sci-Fi Movie 'The Black Hole'

    Ηe's portrayed Nazi butchers by the dozens, gangsters and conmen... With the sci-fi movie The Black Hole, actor Maximilian Schell added a mad scientist to his cinematic rogues gallery.