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Overlay | Better Worlds

Overlay | Better Worlds

In Elizabeth Bonesteel’s original short story, a father’s dangerous mission to save his son isn’t what it really seems in “Overlay.” Read Elizabeth Bonesteel’s original story here: http://bit.ly/2SpzdRW “Overlay” is a part of Better Worlds, The Verge’s science fiction project about hope. http://bit.ly/2RjbsdN Directed by: Device Creative Direction: The Verge Creative Director: William Joel Produced…

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…

This is SpaceX’s very first human crew

This is SpaceX’s very first human crew

This year, if all goes well, astronauts will launch to space on a private craft for the first time in history. It’s SpaceX’s big chance to show NASA that it can be trusted with the work of ferrying astronauts to and from the international space station. We met the two astronauts selected for this historic…

How deaf researchers are reinventing science communication

How deaf researchers are reinventing science communication

Science is a language unto itself, and scientists rely on precise, standard terminology for common ground in their work. But for deaf researchers and students, American Sign Language isn’t “up to date” with terms for new concepts and ideas. The solution? Create new signs from scratch. We follow a deaf grad student who explains how…

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…