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A Sun Will Always Sing | Better Worlds

A Sun Will Always Sing | Better Worlds

In Karin Lowachee’s original short story, a spacecraft carrying precious cargo embarks on a lifetime journey to a better world. Read Karin Lowachee’s original story here: http://bit.ly/2MNfdm4 “A Sun Will Always Sing” is a part of Better Worlds, The Verge’s science fiction project about hope. http://bit.ly/2RjbsdN Directed by: Chad Thompson Production: Yeah Haus Creative Direction:…

Can AI help crack the code of fusion power?

Can AI help crack the code of fusion power?

Practical fusion power, as the joke goes, has been “decades away…for decades.” But recent advancements in advanced algorithms and artificial intelligence promise to speed up the slow, slow progress towards a fusion-powered utopia. We visit one company that’s using machine learning to try and crack the code on fusion once and for all. Read more…

St. Juju | Better Worlds

St. Juju | Better Worlds

In Rivers Solomon’s animated short story “St. Juju,” a young woman must choose between her secure enclave and the one she loves. Read River Solomon’s original story here: http://bit.ly/2MDa3cq “St. Juju” is part of Better Worlds, The Verge’s science fiction project about hope. http://bit.ly/2RjbsdN Directed by: Allen Laseter Creative Direction: The Verge Creative Director: William…

A Model Dog | Better Worlds

A Model Dog | Better Worlds

Two engineers try to create an immortal dog in John Scalzi’s short story “A Model Dog.” In this animated adaptation, an overbearing CEO demands that his employees engineer a solution to his dad’s aging dog. Read John Scalzi’s original story here: http://bit.ly/2RC92qF “A Model Dog” is part of Better Worlds, The Verge’s science fiction project…

Better Worlds: a new animated sci-fi series

Better Worlds: a new animated sci-fi series

Starting January 14th, The Verge will bring together some of the most exciting names in science fiction writing to imagine Better Worlds. The project will showcase 10 original fiction stories, five animated adaptations, and five audio adaptations by a diverse roster of authors who take a more optimistic view of what lies ahead in ways…

We decoded NASA’s messages to aliens by hand

We decoded NASA’s messages to aliens by hand

In 1977, twin golden records were sent into space on the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. Still sailing through space at nearly 60,000 km per hour, the records contain sound, songs, and images from earth. But how did NASA include images on an analog record? Here, we decoded the audio, and see the images the…

How astronauts handle medical meltdowns in space

How astronauts handle medical meltdowns in space

When astronauts go into space they need to be in peak physical fitness, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get sick. And when they do, there is no clinic or hospital nearby. In this episode, Loren visits the STRATUS Center in Boston, where simulations are being developed to train astronauts on how to handle medical…

Space Craft: Season 2 Trailer

Space Craft: Season 2 Trailer

Would you choose to live on another planet if given the chance? How about living in space? In this season of Space Craft, follow along as Loren Grush investigates some of the ways people are preparing to live in space – from testing out habitats and growing food, to learning about the physiological challenges and…