Inspiration for Science Fiction for week ending August 30, 2015

These are some trending science articles I thought make good world building details.

I found the health related stories the most inspiring so I’m listing them first.

3-D printing is revolutionizing the pharmaceutical industry

Tiny 3D-Printed Microbots Could Be Used As A Drug Delivery System

Not only humans benefit from new medical technology…Mutilated toucan gets 3D-printed beak prosthesis

I was almost too timid to add an article about a man who had bionic reconstructive surgery to his genitals to the list. After some thought I decided I have no moral objections to anyone accessing this type of reconstructive surgery if they need it so thought I should add it after all. I’m not sure I’ll ever use it in a story though. Note: I have altered the title of this article to phrasing I’m more comfortable with using on this blog if you want to refer to this in the future use the actual title of the article on its webpage.

And this will do for simple worldbuilding

This new ‘green’ antenna could double solar panel efficiency

Revealed: the first hydrogen-powered battery that will charge your Apple iPhone for a week

Here’s why DNA could eventually replace hard drives

Scientists unveil world’s first 3D printer that can print 10 materials at once

Ethiopia has launched the first space program in East Africa

Your brain is still 30 times more powerful than the best supercomputers

Science Fiction is inspired by science but sometimes science is inspired by science fiction in turn.

Interstellar was right. Falling into a black hole is not the end, says Stephen Hawking

Should Mars Be Independent, Or Just A Colony Of Earth?

‘The Martian’ Shows 9 Ways NASA Tech Is Headed to Mars

It’ll be interesting to see what kind of stories writers like me come up with given these news stories as prompts.

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