Questions tagged [science]

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Television episode about scientists discovering the Grand Unification Theory, as each one discovers it they begin to vanish

I'm still trying to find another sci-fi show/series/episode - it has similarities to the one Twilight Zone with the downed WWII aircraft. But in this one, a bunch of scientists stumble onto ideas that ...
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Book where a mysterious force transports most of the humans from Earth to various other planets and times

I forget the title and author, but he described the opening as such: a mysterious force, likely aliens, removes a large proportion of humans from Earth, and transports them to different planets, while ...
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Trying to find a book about slaves on a barren planet

I read it 10 years ago. It started with them on a planet that looked barren. Later on they're captured as slaves. The story centers on one person, who toils through the slave labor but later escapes. ...
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Looking for a movie with a young alien conected to a control room

Years ago I watched a science fiction movie about a young alien man connected up to the control room of a spaceship. On board were several earthlings, with one of them being a model of some sort. The ...
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Sci fiction / fantasy novel about a teenager with telekinesis but couldn't control it not until a mysterious young man taught him

The novel is more of a teen sci-fi book. I can't remember the author, but it's somewhere along the line of Anthony Horowitz. It's a paper back series novel. I read it in my high school's library ...
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How fast is a moth?

I am currently re-re-watching Lexx season 4 episode 2, and it seems like the moth is extraordinarily fast. It passes a shuttle, and seems to arrive on Earth in a matter of hours. My understanding is ...
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Trying to find the title of a science fiction novel where the monster is singing killer space fungus

Yep. Singing killer space fungus. I'm trying to find a science fiction novel that scared the bejesus out of me when I was a kid. This book was one of those paperback novels from the '60s or '70s. ...
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Book where kids get powers and the girl goes crazy and gets electrocuted

I got this book from my middle school library in like 7-8th grade so it’s probably for younger kids. The plotline was that a group of kids gain powers (I don’t remember how); I think the powers have ...
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How did the novel Blindsight by Peter Watts end?

Blindsight features a group of transhumans on a first contact with an alien species(Rorschach) In the end, it was mentioned Rorschach were constructing a magnetic cannon from the magnetosphere, did ...
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What were the power sources of the rings from Captain Planet?

Captain Planet's 'Planeteers' each have a powerful ring. What is the source of their power and does the use of this power itself cause pollution (e.g. is their use a ...
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Is there any example of gene therapy in the Star Wars canon?

I tried researching it, but sometimes Wookieepedia is incomplete and I haven't read all the literature. It was used in Legends, but was gene therapy used in the new canon?