Nasa's Advanced Electric Propulsion System gets a boost!


Nasa's next gen Ion propulsion system just passed another milestone test. This is good news if we ever hope to explore the stars and deep space. Below you can watch the thruster test.



Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completed its early systems integration test for NASA’s Advanced Electric Propulsion System (AEPS) program, a next-generation propulsion capability that will further enable deep space missions.


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Nasa's Mars Habitat Challenge Has a Finalist!


If you haven't heard about this yet, below is Nasa's info on the challenge.

NASA's Centennial Challenges: 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge

About the Challenge

NASA and its partners are holding a $2.5 million competition to build a 3-D printed habitat for deep space exploration, including the agency’s journey to Mars. The multi-phase challenge is designed to advance the construction technology needed to create sustainable housing solutions for Earth and beyond.

Phase 1 of the competition ran through Sept. 27, 2015. This phase, a $50,000 design competition, called on participants to develop state-of-the-art architectural concepts that take advantage of the unique capabilities 3-D printing offers. The top 30 submissions were judged, and prize money was awarded at the 2015 World Maker Faire in New York.

Phase 2 is now open and challenges competitors to demonstrate a recycling system that can create structural components using terrestrial and space-based materials and recyclables.

Phase 3, which is currently under development, will focus on fabrication of complete habitats and will follow completion of Phase 2.

With that said, check out the video below of the First Place finalist chosen for this habitat. It looks like some pretty amazing tech.




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Godzilla: King of Monsters Trailer


There was so much coolness at this years San Diego Comic Con I am still trying to catch up. If you haven't seen the latest trailer for the new live action Godzilla, check this out. It seems that giant Kaiju are all the rage right now with the new Animated series and now this.


Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. 


The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

Check out this epic trailer below.





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Imagineering Research & Development Robots


I've got to hand to the people at Walt Disney's Imagineering, they are breaking some pretty incredible ground with these new robots. If you aren't familiar with them; Imagineering Research and Development are responsible for designing and engineering all of the magic in Walt Disney theme parks, rides and attractions among other things.


When I lived in Burbank, Ca many years ago, I knew a guy that worked in this department and he was telling me about some of the projects they had in the works and at that time it was astounding.

Check out the video below of these humanoid robots in action.


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Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle Anime out now!


Last year, Netflix launched the first chapter in the Godzilla anime trilogy; We checked out the size of this new Godzilla and he is astounding. Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. It focused on humanity returning from a failed mission across the galaxy, intent on reclaiming Earth from Godzilla, who’s eliminated nearly all life and ruled for 20,000 years.

With the second movie in the trilogy; City on the Edge of Battle out now, Godzilla, is as brutal and destructive as ever. If you haven't started watching the series yet, it's time to jump in. Below is the trailer for Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle.





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Sheborg is coming...RUN!


Written and directed by Daniel Armstrong and starring Daisy Masterman, Whitney Duff, and Emma-Louise Wilson, Sheborg tells of an alien fugitive that crash lands into a local puppy farm and begins turning people into mutated robot killing machines with a taste for puppy flesh. Say wha...

If you have been following this film which started back in 2015, it's finally coming true. Check out the trailer below. 




Looks like some cheesy sci-fi-fun.

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First Issue of Prisoner of the Mind is FREE Today!


Day 3 of Non-Comic Con! which means FREE Comic books. The first issue of Prisoner of the Mind 1 is free to read. Click on the link below.


  Click here for Free comic books, Day Three! Non-Comic Con Relaxational Week!





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Jupiter Has 10 New Moons



Scientists announced that they have discovered 10 previously unknown moons orbiting Jupiter. This brings the gaseous behemoth’s total moon count up to 79. That sounds crazy, but it's also amazing to think that somehow they all find an orbit so they don't act like a giant pinball machine.

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NON-COMIC CON Starts Today!


STARTS TODAY! Free comics, creators, art and fun — five days packed with comic book fun without the hassle of attending a convention. No hotel, travel or ticket costs – free to those on the Aazurn Fan List! Sign up and enjoy. http://aazurn.com/

I will be offering one of my Free Comic Books this week. Check it out!


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Home in a spaceship



Here's a tiny home I would live in. This is a remarkable little house that is shaped like a NASA inspired lunar lander. The lunar lander’s owner and designer, Kurt Hughes, is a boat designer by trade.

He translated his three decades of boat building to home building — in fact, the wooden table in the dining nook is recycled from the Hughes’ first sailboat.



Nestled on the banks of the Columbia River in central Washington, the roughly 250-square-foot home is hexagon-shaped, perched nearly 9 feet above the ground on three massive steel beams.

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Interstellar TARS Robot is real


If you are a fan of the movie Interstellar and liked the robot TARS, then you will probably like this. Some robot geeks in Sweden got together and built the real thing. Well sort of. Check out the video below. It is still really cool.



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Anthem Sci-Fi Game from EA looks great!


On a world left unfinished by the gods, humanity struggles to survive in a savage environment. Equipped with incredible Javelin exosuits, a faction known as the Freelancers seeks to tip the balance in mankind’s favor. 


"In the beginning, the Gods harnessed the Anthem. A source of pure creation. Wondrous lands erupted into existence. However, before they could finish their work. They mysteriously vanished. Leaving behind instruments of their creation. 


Those who would seek to harness the Anthem found that it couldn't not be contained. They also found themselves transformed and corrupted. But where there is a will there's a way. And humanity found that way in the form of Javelins. 


Handcrafted armored exosuits that gave us superhuman abilities. The fate of humanity lay in the hands of those who pilot the Javelins. Those brave few known as Freelancers."


Okay, I'm ready! Lets go. This looks like a really cool merger between Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Check out the trailer below if you haven't seen it already.


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Nasa Rover Found Ancient Organic Molecules on Mars


Yes, you heard that right. You might have missed this little tidbit of info with all the other crap going on in the world, but this is exciting news, even though most of us probably figured that Mars had organic material there anyway.

NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet. While not necessarily evidence of life itself, these findings are a good sign for future missions exploring the planet’s surface and subsurface.


The new findings – “tough” organic molecules in three-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks near the surface, as well as seasonal variations in the levels of methane in the atmosphere – appear in the June 8 edition of the journal Science.

Organic molecules contain carbon and hydrogen, and also may include oxygen, nitrogen and other elements. While commonly associated with life, organic molecules also can be created by non-biological processes and are not necessarily indicators of life.

“With these new findings, Mars is telling us to stay the course and keep searching for evidence of life,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, in Washington. “I’m confident that our ongoing and planned missions will unlock even more breathtaking discoveries on the Red Planet.”



“Curiosity has not determined the source of the organic molecules,” said Jen Eigenbrode of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, who is lead author of one of the two new Science papers. “Whether it holds a record of ancient life, was food for life, or has existed in the absence of life, organic matter in Martian materials holds chemical clues to planetary conditions and processes.”

Although the surface of Mars is inhospitable today, there is clear evidence that in the distant past, the Martian climate allowed liquid water – an essential ingredient for life as we know it – to pool at the surface. Data from Curiosity reveal that billions of years ago, a water lake inside Gale Crater held all the ingredients necessary for life, including chemical building blocks and energy sources.



“The Martian surface is exposed to radiation from space. Both radiation and harsh chemicals break down organic matter,” said Eigenbrode. “Finding ancient organic molecules in the top five centimeters of rock that was deposited when Mars may have been habitable, bodes well for us to learn the story of organic molecules on Mars with future missions that will drill deeper.”




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Mortal Engines Teaser from Director Peter Jackson Looks Insane! Updated!


Mortal Engines By Philip Reeve Predator Cities 7 Books Collection Box Set. Mortal Engines is the first book in the series that focuses on a futuristic, steampunk version of London, now a giant machine striving to survive on a world running out of resources. The book has won several awards. Today, they just released a new full trailer and it looks killer! (New Trailer at the bottom of the page)



The book is set in a post-apocalyptic world, ravaged by a "Sixty Minute War", which caused massive geological upheaval. To escape the earthquakes, volcanoes, and other instabilities, a Nomad leader called Nikola Quercus installed huge engines and wheels on London, and enabled it to dismantle (or eat) other cities for resources. 


David Wyatt and Philip Reeve have also been collaborating on a graphic novel version of the story.

The technology rapidly spread, and evolved into what is known as "Municipal Darwinism". Although the planet has since become stable, Municipal Darwinism has spread to most of the world except for Asia and parts of Africa. Much technological and scientific knowledge was lost during the war. 


This is more of David Wyatt illustrations for the Philip Reeve's story.

Because scientific progress has almost completely halted, "Old Tech" is highly prized and recovered by scavengers and archaeologists. Europe, some of Asia, North Africa, Antarctica, and the Arctic are dominated by Traction Cities, whereas North America was so ravaged by the war that it is often identified as "the dead continent", and the rest of the world is the stronghold of the Anti-Traction League, which seeks to keep cities from moving and thus stop the intense consumption of the planet's remaining resources.

Peter Jackson presents an epic new saga. 




Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan)—who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London—finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future. 



Mortal Engines is the startling, new epic adventure directed by Oscar®-winning visual-effects artist Christian Rivers (King Kong). Joining Rivers are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies three-time Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, who have penned the screenplay. The Universal and MRC adaptation is from the award-winning book series by Philip Reeve, published in 2001 by Scholastic. On board as producers are Zane Weiner (The Hobbit trilogy), Amanda Walker (The Hobbit trilogy) and Deborah Forte (Goosebumps), as well as Walsh and Jackson. Ken Kamins (The Hobbit trilogy) joins Boyens as executive producer. Universal will distribute the film worldwide. www.mortalengines.com

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Destiny 2: Forsaken is coming


Bungie will fully unveil the latest expansion for Destiny 2 Tomorrow on, June 5, but before we’re given the details of the project, we at least know its name - Destiny 2: Forsaken is coming later this year, and it appears to focus on the Fallen race.

A short teaser video for Destiny 2: Forsaken was posted on Bungie’s Twitter account, with comic relief character Cayde-6 landing with another Guardian on the Reef location from the first Destiny. The base game didn’t include any real missions taking place in the area, but a Crucible map called “The Drifter” was released with The Taken King.

Destiny 2: Forsaken is likely going to release this September. Check out the teaser below.





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Space Drone Heads to Mars in 2021, Happy Mothers Day!


This is super cool! I was wondering how long it would take them to get around to this. I mean everything about a flying drone on Mars makes sense. It can travel farther, faster and take areal shots of the ground, all things the regular rover can't. In combination they will be able to explore so much more.


I'm not going to take credit for the idea, but in my short film, the rover robot I built has two separate drones that detach from it to explore ground, water and air. 


In Nasa's defense, I think we are just reaching a new era of technology that creates this type of drone usefulness to be able accomplish this task. After all, mine are working earthbound toy robots.


When NASA's Mars 2020 rover touches down on the Red Planet in February 2021, it  will contain something never seen on another planet. Nasa has been working on this for over four years of design, and testing. The Mars copter is an, autonomous rotorcraft about the size of an orange and it weighing less than 4 lbs (1.8 kg). It has the potential to revolutionize the study of other planets in deep space exploration. Check out the video below to see it in action.



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The Predator Teaser is here!


Hell yeah! It's about time. I am seriously looking forward to this movie. Check out the teaser below. 






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Computer Simulation suggest 68 percent of the universe does not exist!



We're talking about the space in between space. Our observable universe has holes in it, but what is in those holes is the question. Dark energy has never been directly observed, and can only be studied through its effects on other objects. Its properties and existence are still purely theoretical, making it a placeholder plug for holes in current models.

The mysterious force was first put forward as a driver of the universe's accelerated expansion in the 1990s, based on the observation of Type Ia supernovae. Sometimes called "standard candles," these bright spots are known to shine at a consistent peak brightness, and by measuring the brightness of that light by the time it reaches Earth, astronomers are able to figure out just how far away the object is.




This research was instrumental in spreading acceptance of the idea that dark energy is accelerating the expansion of the universe, and it earned the scientists involved the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011. But other studies have questioned the validity of that conclusion, and some researchers are trying to develop a more accurate picture of the cosmos with software that can better handle all the wrinkles of the general theory of relativity.



According to the new study from Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary and the University of Hawaii, the discrepancy that dark energy was "invented" to fill might have arisen from the parts of the theory that were glossed over for the sake of simplicity. The researchers set up a computer simulation of how the universe formed, based on its large-scale structure. That structure apparently takes the form of "foam," where galaxies are found on the thin walls of each bubble, but large pockets in the middle are mostly devoid of both normal and dark matter.

The team simulated how gravity would affect matter in this structure and found that, rather than the universe expanding in a smooth, uniform manner, different parts of it would expand at different rates. Importantly, though, the overall average rate of expansion is still consistent with observations, and points to accelerated expansion. The end result is what the team calls the Avera model.




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Vintage Control Rooms and Stations, why not?


Here is a small collection of vintage control rooms from various countries. You can learn to either use them, repair them or design them if you stay in school and love technology.


Everyone in this room seems to be in lab coats so they are smart, very smart. This entire room probably uses less computing power than an iphone now.


I am going to have to include one of these in my next comic book story just because they are so freakin cool to look at. Seriously, it's not like there is one big button that says "Start Here" It's just amazing to think that someone was trained for a very long time how to use this.


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Quantum Enigma chosen as Finalist at the Miami Epic Film Festival!


We've been pushing the teaser for Quantum Enigma to film festivals all winter long and it's starting to bear fruit. This is our 5th selection and we are stoked that we have been chosen as a finalist! 



Check out the official movie poster above and if you haven't seen the teaser yet check it out below!

Quantum Enigma Teaser

We have a new trailer coming soon.


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First look at Sci-Fi Horror Nightflyers by George R.R. Martin


The Nightflyers setting is about as far from Westeros as you can get. The original book is about a spaceship crew in search of aliens, who wind up in the middle of a deep-space bloodbath when the ship's AI computer turns on them. There are no GoT sprawling vistas or looming castles in the minute-long teaser—it's all tight, claustrophobic shots of unhappy astronauts and malfunctioning high-tech junk. 

But space setting or no, the show still seems to deliver on the one thing we've come to expect from anything George R.R. Martin-related: a ton of brutal murders.



Martin himself pops in during the clip to explain that the show is "a haunted house story on a starship" and "Psycho in space," but the thing seems more like Alien filtered through SyFy's other recent foray into prestige TV, The Expanse.


Check out the featurette below.



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