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  • It’s time for the LabLiterati to reclaim outer space!
    water The boat ride to the beach would also take over an hour with the wait to go through the locks though they appear to reach it much sooner But this didn t cause Sleepless in Seattle to be classified as science fiction So I say it s time to reclaim space for the genre of lab lit We d love to see more books and films like Gravity seeing the light of day You have your marching orders all you writers out there 4 Comments Dave Clements 1 Comment permalink March 20th 2014 at 08 02 What s the beef with science fiction There are several issues with Gravity that to my mind make it more Science Fiction than Science Fact The convenient locations of the various places on orbit is already noted but there are other operational issues in Gravity which elide the facts to make it more convenient and survivable for the characters These include the amount of time taken to put on and take off a space suit and the amount of time it takes to repressurise an airlock But above and beyond all these is the key science fictional idea that drives the film Kessler syndrome the hypthesised debris cascade that would result as space debris hits other satellites causing even more debris and eventually wiping out everything in low Earth orbit LEO Even ignoring the fact that the data linking satellites TDRS that are used to link communications across LEO are in geosynchronous orbit GEO and thus immune from the effect something the film ignores to add narrative tension the Kessler syndrome is not something that has been probed to be real It s plausible but it is not a scientific fact confirmed thank goodness by experiment To my mind that makes Gravity science fiction more than anything else Hard SF for sure since they try as hard as possible to get everything else as right as they can given the story they want to tell but SF nevertheless I d contrast this with another film that is borderline SF Deep Impact This posits the possibility of a large asteroid impact threatening all life on Earth Most people would call this film SF but unlike Gravity and the Kessler Syndrome we know that such giant impacts have happened in the past one wiped out the dinosaurs Would you classify that as SF like most people or as something different Jenny 2 Comment permalink March 20th 2014 at 10 11 Hi Dave absolutely no beef with science fiction here I love science fiction and in fact it is my preferred genre for the cinema I am only pointing out that there is something about space that seems inspire a knee jerk misclassification which I think it s fair and quite interesting to question Clearly there is a grey zone in defining genre But I am arguing that the poetic license and made up stuff in Gravity is no more drastic than the conceits you find

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  • Why science is cool
    Select Month March 2016 1 January 2016 2 December 2015 1 October 2015 1 June 2015 1 February 2015 2 January 2015 1 December 2014 1 October 2014 1 September 2014 1 June 2014 1 April 2014 1 March 2014 2 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 1 November 2013 1 October 2013 1 September 2013 2 August 2013 1 July 2013 1 April 2013 1 January 2013 1 December 2012 3 July 2012 1 May 2012 1 March 2012 1 January 2012 1 November 2011 1 October 2011 1 September 2011 1 August 2011 1 July 2011 1 June 2011 2 May 2011 4 April 2011 2 March 2011 2 February 2011 3 January 2011 1 December 2010 2 November 2010 3 October 2010 2 September 2010 3 August 2010 14 July 2010 6 June 2010 4 May 2010 6 April 2010 5 March 2010 3 February 2010 3 January 2010 6 December 2009 5 November 2009 5 October 2009 10 September 2009 14 August 2009 8 Admin Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Why science is cool June 29th 2011 by admin in Comics By Nik Papageorgiou 2 Comments Muhammad Naeem ul Fateh 1 Comment permalink September 10th 2011 at 19 58 To make it clear how deeply science is interwoven with our lives just try imagining a day without scientific progress Just for starters without modern science there would be No electricity to use No modern medicine No modern agriculture etc Scientific knowledge can improve the quality of life at many different levels from the routine workings of our everyday lives to global issues Science informs public policy and personal decisions on energy conservation agriculture health transportation communication defense economics leisure and exploration It s almost impossible to overstate how many aspects of

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  • How to write a paper in 12 easy steps—fin
    twist Violent video games AI cryptology and the Feds what more could you want Christmas escapism searching for CP Snow LabLit chats with Anna Ziegler Summer reading LabLit com will be ten years old on 7 March 2015 Lab Twitterati Links LabLit home Categories Comics Drugs Essays Fiction Films Guest post Lab LabLit Meta Podcasts Reviews Students Uncategorized Video Wide world Archives Archives Select Month March 2016 1 January 2016 2 December 2015 1 October 2015 1 June 2015 1 February 2015 2 January 2015 1 December 2014 1 October 2014 1 September 2014 1 June 2014 1 April 2014 1 March 2014 2 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 1 November 2013 1 October 2013 1 September 2013 2 August 2013 1 July 2013 1 April 2013 1 January 2013 1 December 2012 3 July 2012 1 May 2012 1 March 2012 1 January 2012 1 November 2011 1 October 2011 1 September 2011 1 August 2011 1 July 2011 1 June 2011 2 May 2011 4 April 2011 2 March 2011 2 February 2011 3 January 2011 1 December 2010 2 November 2010 3 October 2010 2 September 2010 3 August 2010 14 July 2010 6

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  • How to write a paper in 12 easy steps—Part 2
    Summer reading LabLit com will be ten years old on 7 March 2015 Lab Twitterati Links LabLit home Categories Comics Drugs Essays Fiction Films Guest post Lab LabLit Meta Podcasts Reviews Students Uncategorized Video Wide world Archives Archives Select Month March 2016 1 January 2016 2 December 2015 1 October 2015 1 June 2015 1 February 2015 2 January 2015 1 December 2014 1 October 2014 1 September 2014 1 June 2014 1 April 2014 1 March 2014 2 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 1 November 2013 1 October 2013 1 September 2013 2 August 2013 1 July 2013 1 April 2013 1 January 2013 1 December 2012 3 July 2012 1 May 2012 1 March 2012 1 January 2012 1 November 2011 1 October 2011 1 September 2011 1 August 2011 1 July 2011 1 June 2011 2 May 2011 4 April 2011 2 March 2011 2 February 2011 3 January 2011 1 December 2010 2 November 2010 3 October 2010 2 September 2010 3 August 2010 14 July 2010 6 June 2010 4 May 2010 6 April 2010 5 March 2010 3 February 2010 3 January 2010 6 December 2009 5 November 2009 5 October

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  • How to write a paper in 12 easy steps—Part 1
    LabLit chats with Anna Ziegler Summer reading LabLit com will be ten years old on 7 March 2015 Lab Twitterati Links LabLit home Categories Comics Drugs Essays Fiction Films Guest post Lab LabLit Meta Podcasts Reviews Students Uncategorized Video Wide world Archives Archives Select Month March 2016 1 January 2016 2 December 2015 1 October 2015 1 June 2015 1 February 2015 2 January 2015 1 December 2014 1 October 2014 1 September 2014 1 June 2014 1 April 2014 1 March 2014 2 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 1 November 2013 1 October 2013 1 September 2013 2 August 2013 1 July 2013 1 April 2013 1 January 2013 1 December 2012 3 July 2012 1 May 2012 1 March 2012 1 January 2012 1 November 2011 1 October 2011 1 September 2011 1 August 2011 1 July 2011 1 June 2011 2 May 2011 4 April 2011 2 March 2011 2 February 2011 3 January 2011 1 December 2010 2 November 2010 3 October 2010 2 September 2010 3 August 2010 14 July 2010 6 June 2010 4 May 2010 6 April 2010 5 March 2010 3 February 2010 3 January 2010 6 December 2009

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  • What’s it all about?
    with Anna Ziegler Summer reading LabLit com will be ten years old on 7 March 2015 Lab Twitterati Links LabLit home Categories Comics Drugs Essays Fiction Films Guest post Lab LabLit Meta Podcasts Reviews Students Uncategorized Video Wide world Archives Archives Select Month March 2016 1 January 2016 2 December 2015 1 October 2015 1 June 2015 1 February 2015 2 January 2015 1 December 2014 1 October 2014 1 September 2014 1 June 2014 1 April 2014 1 March 2014 2 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 1 November 2013 1 October 2013 1 September 2013 2 August 2013 1 July 2013 1 April 2013 1 January 2013 1 December 2012 3 July 2012 1 May 2012 1 March 2012 1 January 2012 1 November 2011 1 October 2011 1 September 2011 1 August 2011 1 July 2011 1 June 2011 2 May 2011 4 April 2011 2 March 2011 2 February 2011 3 January 2011 1 December 2010 2 November 2010 3 October 2010 2 September 2010 3 August 2010 14 July 2010 6 June 2010 4 May 2010 6 April 2010 5 March 2010 3 February 2010 3 January 2010 6 December 2009 5 November

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  • What?
    world Archives Archives Select Month March 2016 1 January 2016 2 December 2015 1 October 2015 1 June 2015 1 February 2015 2 January 2015 1 December 2014 1 October 2014 1 September 2014 1 June 2014 1 April 2014 1 March 2014 2 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 1 November 2013 1 October 2013 1 September 2013 2 August 2013 1 July 2013 1 April 2013 1 January 2013 1 December 2012 3 July 2012 1 May 2012 1 March 2012 1 January 2012 1 November 2011 1 October 2011 1 September 2011 1 August 2011 1 July 2011 1 June 2011 2 May 2011 4 April 2011 2 March 2011 2 February 2011 3 January 2011 1 December 2010 2 November 2010 3 October 2010 2 September 2010 3 August 2010 14 July 2010 6 June 2010 4 May 2010 6 April 2010 5 March 2010 3 February 2010 3 January 2010 6 December 2009 5 November 2009 5 October 2009 10 September 2009 14 August 2009 8 Admin Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org What February 20th 2011 by rpg in Comics By Nik Papageorgiou 9 Comments Nik Papageorgiou 1 Comment permalink February 22nd 2011 at 14 21 I drew this four years ago I admit that it might have been a bit exaggerated not all scientists wear glasses Jenny 2 Comment permalink February 22nd 2011 at 21 19 So is mass spec the leprosy of the conference world Nik Papageorgiou 3 Comment permalink February 22nd 2011 at 23 24 No It s more like the Linux Useful and arcane ricardipus 4 Comment permalink February 24th 2011 at 17 54 I am impressed that you have material prepared four 4 years ahead of deadline Nik Papageorgiou 5 Comment permalink February 25th 2011

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  • Make my day
    what s yours Gothic twist Violent video games AI cryptology and the Feds what more could you want Christmas escapism searching for CP Snow LabLit chats with Anna Ziegler Summer reading LabLit com will be ten years old on 7 March 2015 Lab Twitterati Links LabLit home Categories Comics Drugs Essays Fiction Films Guest post Lab LabLit Meta Podcasts Reviews Students Uncategorized Video Wide world Archives Archives Select Month March 2016 1 January 2016 2 December 2015 1 October 2015 1 June 2015 1 February 2015 2 January 2015 1 December 2014 1 October 2014 1 September 2014 1 June 2014 1 April 2014 1 March 2014 2 February 2014 1 January 2014 2 December 2013 1 November 2013 1 October 2013 1 September 2013 2 August 2013 1 July 2013 1 April 2013 1 January 2013 1 December 2012 3 July 2012 1 May 2012 1 March 2012 1 January 2012 1 November 2011 1 October 2011 1 September 2011 1 August 2011 1 July 2011 1 June 2011 2 May 2011 4 April 2011 2 March 2011 2 February 2011 3 January 2011 1 December 2010 2 November 2010 3 October 2010 2 September 2010 3 August 2010

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