RIP Glen Larson, Creator Of Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider And More

Legendary TV creator Glen A. Larson has passed away at the age of 77 from esophageal cancer. He created the original Battlestar Galactica TV series, brought Buck Rogers to TV, and the kitschy '80s hit Knight Rider and the less fortunate but cult favorite Manimal and Automan series. » 11/16/14 4:53pm 11/16/14 4:53pm

Godspeed, Bill Dana, legendary test pilot and aerospace pioneer

The guy in the white flight suit is Bill Dana—a true American hero. Bill Dana was a legendary test pilot, a historic pioneer, a man whose fearless work made the airplanes and spaceships we fly today possible—one of those very few guys made of the right stuff from an era that is now completely gone. He died at age 83… » 5/09/14 10:46pm 5/09/14 10:46pm

RIP Sci-Fi Author Frederik Pohl: His 1987 Predictions for 2012

Science fiction author Frederik Pohl passed away yesterday at the age of 93. In the 1960s, Pohl was the editor of Galaxy and If magazines and won numerous awards for his fiction over the years. He was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 1998. I didn't know Pohl personally but I had the honor of… » 9/03/13 9:52am 9/03/13 9:52am

Jean Bartik, Pioneer Computer Programmer

When the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer was introduced in 1946 as a tool for calculating the trajectory of artillery shells, it made headlines nationwide as the first all-electronic computer. But there was little mention of Jean Jennings Bartik and the other women who programmed the machine, charting new… » 4/08/11 2:00pm 4/08/11 2:00pm