Welcome to the 2016 Science fiction Weekly Inspiration Posts. I’m surprised this week’s post is so long considering I had a separate year in review section yesterday.
I will open with a link to Tim Peake’s New Year message from International Space Station
Predictions for Futurist
Mostly a market forecast for businesses, but it has useful information for futurists: Roundup Of Internet of Things Forecasts and Market Estimates, 2015
Now we can 3D print ceramics, which they say will be useful to the aerospace industry.
Watch: A junkyard of space debris around Earth This is a good worldbuilding detail to know for sci-fi writing.
Cybersecurity Isses for Cyberpunk Writers
Microsoft will alert you if a government hacks your accounts The article says that Facebook and Twitter has also instituted similar policies.
Papyrus Reveals Ancient Egyptian Astronomical Knowledge, which helps modern astronomy with its recorded observations.
A comic strip that explains addiction: Understanding Addiction
The Terrible Beauty of Brain Surgery In case you were wondering about the lives on neurosurgeons.
3D Prosthetics aren’t just for humans! 3D Prosthetic Paws Allow a Pup to Run, Stand Upright
There was a story regarding women’s health.A Nigerian Actress Had An Unlikely Dream: Make A Movie About Fistula
Using video games in moderation, just like alcohol, can be beneficial to your health. How Video Games Might Actually Help Our Brains
However, complusive gaming is a bonafide addiction. The brains of compulsive gamers are wired differently, study finds
Here’s what happens when you develop an allergy to water I didn’t know this was possible.
My takeaway is: never shower with contact lenses: Blinded by a contact lens: Retired engineer is left in agony and unable to drive due to vicious infection caused by tap water
No, there’s still no evidence e-cigarettes are as harmful as smoking, which goes to prove that the results and interpretation of health studies can be debatable even if the results seem definitive.
How to spot a psychopath: Expert reveals the traits to look out for in others and how to tell if YOU have the personality disorder This article includes a link to a self test.
Dementia loved ones ‘benefit from visits’ Your being there can make them happy even if they don’t recognize you or remember your visit.
Erectile dysfunction ‘linked to risk of early death’ As if the condition weren’t troubling enough to its sufferers.
Total recall sounds great, but some things should be forgotten or else there wouldn’t be such a thing as PTSD.
Meet the animal that may live forever…as long as it doesn’t meet an accident or predator.
3D printing with glass sounds cool, but I can’t see the practical applications of the technology yet. ‘Sewing’ with molten glass and maths
Meet the world’s smallest camera-equipped drone It’s so tiny, users don’t have to register it with the FAA, which may make it a cool plot point.