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Innovation or Magic?  How About Both

Morgan Reed | Posted 11.17.2013 | Technology
Morgan Reed

The things we will be able to achieve in the near future will profoundly change our lives -- and save lives -- in ways we haven't even considered. Maybe it's not magic, but what we can do now would have seemed so ten years ago.

How Thinking Like Steve Jobs Is Helping Write the Future of the Arthur C. Clarke Award

Tom Hunter | Posted 04.22.2013 | Books
Tom Hunter

Paralleling the classic competition between behemoth Microsoft and plucky Apple, I cast the Clarke Award in the David role, claiming we were the only award that could 'think different' and were somehow an infinitely cooler upstart than our Goliath cousin from over the water.

Classic Science Fiction Author Going Digital

AP | Posted 02.17.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — The science fiction of Arthur C. Clarke has finally reached the next dimension in the U.S. – e-books. The late author's estat...

Would You Invest in Earth, Inc.?

John Friedman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
John Friedman

We are all indulging in the incredible conceit that the Earth relies on us for its survival rather that the opposite truth; we are completely dependent on the Earth.

Recalling Total Recall: Intrigue, Ultra-Violence, Humor and What Else That Is Missing from the Schwarzenegger Remakes

William Bradley | Posted 10.17.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

For his part, director Paul Verhoeven joyously showcases ultra-violence in Total Recall, sticking it in the audience's face. Indeed, the entire milieu of the film is as downbeat as it is shot through with glee.

Those Who Never Got to Fly

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2012 | Science
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

Women have become "common" in space flight - except that the total number of spacenauts who are women is still 11% of the total.

Arthur C. Clarke Inspired MeThen; Peter Diamandis Inspires Me Now: Lessons in Abundance and Exponential Thinking

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 06.23.2012 | Science
Kay Koplovitz

Arthur C. Clarke inspired me to envision a world fully connected. Peter Diamandis inspires me to understand a world ripe with abundance, and to imagine wondrous improvements for mankind.

Con Games: The Death of Steve Jobs and the Post-Digital World

Michael Conniff | Posted 12.07.2011 | Technology
Michael Conniff

Once upon a time, in a previous life, I launched myself into a limousine uninvited because Walter Cronkite was in the backseat and he was my ticket to...

Could YOU Write A Story Shorter Than This?

neatorama.com | John Farrier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In 1984, science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke submitted "siseneG" to Analog magazine. Clarke's cover letter was as terse, stating "This is the only...

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

25 Novels You Can Read on a Beach Without Embarrassing Yourself (PHOTOS, POLL)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

This summer, I'm thinking Reading Lite. An iced drink, (make mine an Arnold Palmer). A cool breeze. A careful application of sunscreen. A thin book, so I can get through it and still grab some zzzs. Books like these.

The Sirens of Titan: Alien Life?

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

This brings us full circle to HAL's warning. If life exists elsewhere in the solar system, it will be both a boon and a burden.

My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Read More: Stuart Bowden, Ted Stevens, Jesse Jackson Jr, Ron Paul, Guantanamo, Al Franken, Best Government Dollar Spent, 50 State Strategy, Mccain, Primary Schedule, Awards, China, Worst Political Theater, Drill Baby Drill, Sarah Palin, Most Overreported Story, Andrew Cuomo, First Cat, Howard Dean, Socks the Cat, 2008, Bailout, Sofa, Condoleezza Rice, Katie Couric, Worst Political Scandal, John Edwards, Status of Forces, Sorry to See You Go, Health Care, Aids, Global Warming, Gravel, Election 2008 Coverage, Alaska, Bobby Jindal, Thomas Tamm, Reconstruction, Joe the Plumber, Tony Snow, Bernanke, Democrat, Letterman, Socks Clinton, Most Underrated, Democrats, Barack Obama, Best Idea, Predictions, George Carlin, 15 Minutes of Fame, Honorable Mention, Michigan, Hybrid, Wiretapping, Fred Thompson, Hillary Clinton, Executive Experience, Maliki, Caribou Barbie, Best Spin, Stuart Bowen, Destined for Political Oblivion, Kucinich, Jesse Helms, Private Jet, Beijing, Truth Commission, Going Green, Iraq, Most Overrated, Isaac Hayes, Spitzer, Caroline Kennedy, Bush, Wright, Blagojevich, Paulson, Bo Diddley, Mclaughlin, Unemployment, Inauguration, Destined for Political Stardom, Biggest Government Waste, Snl, Florida, Socks, Primary, Africa, Whistleblower, Best Political Theater, Most Underreported Story, Boldest Political Tactic, Castro, David Plouffe, Jeremiah Wright, Olympics, Harvey Korman, Beau Biden, Bernie Mac, Free Speech Zone, Wall Street, Chris Weigant, Oil, Most Honest Person, Socialism, Michael Crichton, Arthur C. Clarke, Saturday Night Live, Tina Fey, Worst Idea, David Letterman, Tamm, Wurzelbacher, Politics News
Chris Weigant

Love her or hate her, you have to admit that John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin for the Republican ticket this year was without any doubt the boldest political tactic of the year.

Writer Arthur C. Clarke Dies at 90

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Arthur C. Clarke, a visionary science fiction writer who wrote "2001: A Space Odyssey" and won worldwide acclaim with more ...

Arthur C. Clarke, Visionary Science Fiction Author, Dies Aged 90

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke has died aged 90, it was confirmed tonight. The visionary author was most famous for his novel 2001: A Space O...