The Grasshopper: The Army Jet Pack That Wasn’t

Scientists haven’t perfected jet packs yet for personal flight, but they once offered the concept to the military. Meet the Grasshopper, the jet pack the Army could have developed in 1958.

Cloning in Splintegrate

I ran into a snarl with Splintegrate regarding the timing of some events. In sorting this out it became clear that I needed to work out more details about the cloning process used in the Sa’adani Empire, which is referenced in the novel. I thought it would be nice to share some of these notes […]

Future Science: the Lazy Man’s Snow Shovel

Announcing Future Science, an occasional feature reviewing forward-looking science from the past. Today’s offering: a remote-controlled snow shovel from 1953.