I am proud to announce the premier of the second season of Doctor Geek’s Laboratory of Applied Geekdom. In Episode 7 (S2E1), the investigation into Our Companion the Robot begins. Will robots ever become third in command of a starship? Or will they snap and become our robot overlords?
Why is Doctor Geek’s Laboratory of Applied Geekdom called The Science from Fiction Podcast? Should it not be the Science from Science Fiction Podcast? Well, by its very nature fiction must contain some story point, some element that does not exist in the world today. If this element is explained in terms of magic, the story is classified as fantasy. However, as Arthur C. Clarke’s third law states, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Therefore I believe all the wonders of fiction can be explained in terms of science. To help illustrate this, I have enlisted the help of NY Times Best Selling Author Debbie Viguié.
In addition to providing the voice of Claire, the grant committee liaison, on Doctor Geek’s Laboratory, Debbie Viguié is the bestselling author of over two dozen novels including the Wicked and Crusade series co-authored with Nancy Holder. She is the Patron Saint of The Supernatural. While her fiction is very compelling, she is also no stranger to science. In fact, she uses science to explain the magic of her Witch Hunt Series.
Debbie and I will explore fiction’s top ten uses of magic and attempt to discover the science within.
With the second season of Doctor Geek’s Laboratory Of Applied Geekdom approaching, Brazen Wench Productions, is proud to announce the creation of The Brazen Wench Network (The BW). While you will still be able to find our videos on our YouTube Channel,The BW will be the official home of all original video content for all Brazen Wench productions.
Moller International, Inc. The developer of the Skycar® a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capable, high-speed light aircraft, announced that it has established a relationship with American Space Industries (ASI) of Menlo Park, CA to produce sub-scale models of the Skycar®. These electrically-powered unmanned radio-controlled reproductions of the Skycar®are intended for model aircraft fans who want to experience the thrill of flying a VTOL aircraft with the extraordinary characteristics of the Skycar®.
President and founder of Moller International, Dr. Paul Moller said of this new partnership, “We know that there is a tremendous market for RC aircraft, and we think the Skycar’s design will provide an excellent basis for those hobbyists that want a VTOL aircraft that also has high-performance aerodynamics”. He also added, “We expect that we can use these reproductions to test out some of our control theory and add to our knowledge regarding the performance of a personal VTOL aircraft.”
Russell Decker, CEO of ASI said, “American Space Industries is very pleased to be working with Moller International to help put this futuristic vehicle into hobbyist’s hands today. Dr. Moller’s Skycar® is a pioneering example of the advanced flight concepts that will help define the future of personal flight. Building and flying a radio control version of this vehicle, and utilizing the latest manufacturing techniques and new super-lightweight materials, the craft will provide hours of fun for hobbyists everywhere. Recent advancements in battery design, material science, and computer technology permit the operation of this radio control model that will closely emulate the extremely precise flight characteristics of the Moller Skycar®“. The Skycar® is not a Quad-copter, it’s much more and this model is the first of its kind at this scale and will be an absolute dream to fly.