Sorry, Han Solo and Mr. Sulu. Based on everything we know right now, you’ll never be able to punch a button and travel through “hyperspace,” or go to warp speed. Traveling faster than light is almost certainly impossible. According to scientists, the only way you could personally visit other stars is by taking a long,…
Researchers from 21st Century Medicine have developed a new technique to allow long term storage of a near-perfect mammalian brain. It’s a breakthrough that could have serious implications for cryonics, and the futuristic prospect of bringing the frozen dead back to life.
In vitro fertilization for humans has been around since the late 1970s, but the same can’t be said for our canine companions. But now, after decades of research, scientists have finally produced the first live, healthy puppies from frozen embryos.
While human cryogenics is still in its pie-in-the-sky, butt-of-the-joke phase, a frog that lives in Alaska's subzero temperatures can pull off a surprisingly similar feat. Scientists have now documented the wood frog surviving through its longest and coldest states ever. This frog could someday hold the key to…
Gizmodo's mad scientist Brent Rose had some super-cold (minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit) cryogenic fluid left over from yesterday's Happy Hour experiment making booze into cryo-spheres. So he did what any mad scientist would do: cracked an egg in it! Watch the weirdness that transpires.
You see, the thing is that, in order to make the future happen, you need to have people in the present to work on it. So if you happen to invent machine-induced hibernation, just don't tell anyone. [XKCD]