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SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION ORANGE COUNTY, San Clemente
Events Center, 111
W. Avenida Palizada, San Clemente, CA 92672
SATURDAY - 11AM to 8PM - Info Call (949)
just had a crazy, wild imagination all my life, and science
fiction is the greatest outlet for me. Steven Spielberg"
Science (from Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge")
is a systematic enterprise that builds and
organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations
and predictions about the universe. In an older
and closely related meaning, "science" also refers
to this body of knowledge itself, of the type
that can be rationally explained and reliably
applied. Ever since classical antiquity, science
as a type of knowledge has been closely linked
to philosophy. In the West during the early modern
period the words "science" and "philosophy of
nature" were sometimes used interchangeably and
until the 19th century natural philosophy (which
is today called "natural science") was considered
a branch of philosophy. In modern usage however,
"science" most often refers to a way of pursuing
knowledge, not only the knowledge itself. It is
also often restricted to those branches of study
that seek to explain the phenomena of the material
- GETTING SCIENCE INTO THE HEARTS OF PEOPLE WITH
HANDS ON EXPERIENCES: Science
festivals are used to showcases science and technology
with the same freshness and flair that would be
expected from an arts or music festival. Events
can be varied, including lectures, competitions,
races or battles, exhibitions, workshops, live
demonstrations of experiments, guided tours, and
panel discussions. There may also be events linking
science to the arts or history, such as plays,
dramatised readings, and musical productions.
The core content is that of science and technology,
but the style comes from the world of the arts.
WORLD IMPACT: Science
and technology have had a major impact on society,
and their impact is growing. By drastically changing
our means of communication, the way we work, our
housing, clothes, and food, our methods of transportation,
and, indeed, even the length and quality of life
itself, science has generated changes in the moral
values and basic philosophies of mankind.
with the plow, science has changed how we live
and what we believe. By making life easier, science
has given man the chance to pursue societal concerns
such as ethics, aesthetics, education, and justice;
to create cultures; and to improve human conditions.
But it has also placed us in the unique position
of being able to destroy ourselves.
is a scary, powerful, helpful, wonderful and INCREDIBLE
thing to Experience at INCREDCON!
RADICAL SCIENCE will be hosting
this event and perfoming a science show that will
simply amaze kids and grown ups about how Incredible
Science Can BE! THE MAGIC OF SCIENCE
SCIENCE INDUSTRY NEWS
Numbers Can Lie!
easy to laugh off an academic squabble. When
overeducated combattants square off in an arena
that most people donít even know exists, few
take notice. Yet some reverberate outside the
academic world and I suspect that Paul Romerís
assault on mathiness, ably summarized by Justin
Fox at Bloomberg View, will be one of them. Click
here for more!
and Legends' NASA Attraction to Feature Astronaut
Hall of Fame!
CANAVERAL, Fla. ó A quarter century after its
start, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame is set
to be re-launched as a high-tech interactive
public attraction intended to inspire a new
generation of explorers. NASA officials, exhibit
designers and more than 25 Hall of Fame astronauts
gathered at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor
Complex in Florida on Friday (May 29) to announce
"Heroes and Legends,"a new gallery that will
incorporate and feature the hall when it opens
in 2016. Click
here for more!
NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to
build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light"
travel. Two years later and the space agency
hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds
yet - but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we
now know what one could look like. The result
is the IXS Enterprise, a ship that shares similarities
with both its science fiction Star Trek namesake,
and NASA's real-world space shuttle. EmDrive:
NASA's New Starship Engine Breaks The Laws Of
experimental engine that is gaining acceptance
among NASA scientists may power a future generation
of starships, and it only has to break the known
laws of physics to do so. The EmDrive is a new
type of engine that may represent a huge advancement
for NASA's space program. The engine doesn't
require propellant, according to Mashable, which
is one of the most important parts of current
space-travel systems. Rather, the EmDrive utilizes
electricity to generate microwaves, which are
then used to provide thrust in the vacuum of
Switch for Aging Cells
have discovered a switch that helps control
the growth of telomeres - the timekeepers of
our cells. Flipping the switch could turn off
aging cells and encourage healthy ones to keep
generating later in life. The study was published
in Genes and Development last week. Each time
a cell divides, its entire genome is duplicated.
We depend on newly-divided cells to constantly
replenish our skin, liver, lungs, and other
organs as we age, but most of our cells can't
divide forever. With each division, telomeres
shorten. These little caps at the ends of chromosomes
affect how quickly our cells age: when they
become too short, the cells stop dividing. Recent
work suggests that telomere length is associated
with human illnesses and even lifespans.
reversal of aging achieved in mice
scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute say
they have for the first time partially reversed
age-related degeneration in mice, resulting
in new growth of the brain and testes, improved
fertility, and the return of a lost cognitive
Confirms There's a Space-Time Vortex Around
confirmed, through an epic space-time experiment,
that predictions of Albert Einstein's theory
of gravity are correct: there is a space-time
vortex around Earth. Space-time around Earth
is distorted just as Einstein's theory predicted.
How did they do this? Using Gravity Probe B,
of course! The experiment resulted in 13 new
technologies and Clifford Will, a professor
and expert in Einstein's theories, says the
discovery will one day be "written up in textbooks
as one of the classic experiments in the history
of physics." SOURCE NASA
Announces Powerwall Solar Battery
Tesla announced a new solution for home energy
in 2016, with their Powerwall Home Battery,
the first product from new business division,
Tesla Energy. The company will focus on ending
dependence on grid power, helping homeowners
convert to solar energy. The Powerwall does
just that. The stationary battery (a rechargeable
lithium-ion) can power an entire household,
off the grid.
Develop Mesh That Can Separate Water and Oil
at Ohio State University have created a stainless
steel mesh which boasts an invisible oil-repelling
surface coating. This makes it possible for
water to pass through the mesh, while oil is
trapped, filtering out the oil from the water.
This could have huge implications for future
oil spills and environmental cleanups.
Water on Mars
In April 2016, NASA reported that their Curiosity
rover had found water the below the Martian
surface. Though still thought to be hostile
to life, the discovery contradicts previous
theories, which held that conditions on Mars
were too cold and arid for liquid water to exist.
Develop Batteries That Can Charge in Seconds
As technology develops at an ever more rapid
pace, the one thing that can hold back development
is the battery that powers your smart-gadget.
However, engineers at the University of California
have developed a supercapacitor that can store
as much charge as a typical battery, but can
be recharged in just seconds (as opposed to
hours). This new technology could have lasting
impacts for hybrid and electric vehicles, space
technology, and consumer electronics.
Confirms Existence of an Ocean on One of Jupiter's
Jupiter's moon Ganymede, the largest moon in
our solar system, has been lying to us for years.
Beneath its surface there is, in fact, a giant
ocean beneath its surface. Since 1970, scientists
have suspected this, but only since observations
made with the Hubble Space Telescope has NASA
been able to prove the existence of the ocean.
The telescope spotted aurorae (think the Northern
Lights), which moved in a pattern consistent
with the existence of an ocean, as oceans affect
the behavior of aurorae. Ganymede you tricky
minx! Though still not the best place to look
for life, this discovery does indicate that,
as astronomer Heidi Hammel put it, "As far as
we can tell, almost everywhere we look [in the
solar system] there's water."
Slow the Speed of Light
team of scientists in Scotland sent individual
particles of light (called photons) through
a special mask which changed their shape, and
slowed their speed to less than light speed.
And, interestingly, when returned to "free space"
the light particles continued to travel at slower
than light speeds. Light speed is regarded as
absolute, and though it slows when passing through
certain materials, like glass and water, it
usually speeds back up again. But not in this
case. The discovery may change how scientists
have to think about measuring distances in space,
and may have some practical applications as
Announces First Laboratory Grown Contracting
For the first time ever in a lab, researchers
have grown human skeletal muscle that contracts
and responds to external stimuli the same way
native tissue does. The team at Duke University
grew the muscle using human cells that had progressed
beyond stem cells, but weren't yet muscle tissue.
The muscle responds to pharmaceuticals, electrical
pulses, and other stimuli. This discovery could
revolutionize personalized medicine and drug
discovery, as new drugs could possibly be tested
without human subjects and enable doctors to
grow a patient's muscle for testing, rather
than take a painful or even impossible muscle
Man Made Leaf, with Implications for Space Travel,
Julian Melchiorri, a graduate of the Royal College
of Art invented the first man-made, biologically
functional leaf. The leaf, made of chloroplasts
and silk protein is capable of absorbing carbon
dioxide and light, and releasing breathable
oxygen. This has huge implications for the future
of long distance space travel, which is often
limited by oxygen supplies.
New Antibiotic in 30 Years Is Discovered
Scientists announced in January 2016 that they
had discovered the first new antibiotic in almost
30 years. Teixobactin was found to treat a number
of common bacterial infections (tuberculosis,
C. diff, etc.) and could help prevent the growing
resistance to other antibacterial drugs. The
team of scientists at Northwestern University
discovered the new drug using new methods, which
could be a promising first step towards discovering
even more new anitbiotics. Teixobactin could
be available in as soon as five years.
Create a Three Cent Lens That Turns Your Smartphone
Into a Microscope
Do you want to own a microscope, but only have
three cents and an iPhone to your name? Well,
great news because the University of Houston
has created an optical lens that can be placed
on your phone, turning it into a microscope.
This could change the ways schools teach science,
and has promising potential for small and/or
isolated clinics that need access to a microscope,
but cannot otherwise gain it.
D'Andrea: The astounding athletic power of quadcopters
In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D'Andrea
demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think
like athletes, solving physical problems with
algorithms that help them learn. In a series
of nifty demos, D'Andrea show drones that play
catch, balance and make decisions together -
and watch out for an I-want-this-now demo of
INTERESTING SCIENCE FACTS
- The speed of light is generally rounded down
to 186,000 miles per second. In exact terms it
is 299,792,458 m/s (equal to 186,287.49 miles
- It takes 8 minutes 17 seconds for light to travel
from the Sun's surface to the Earth.
- 10 percent of all human beings ever born are
alive at this very moment.
- The Earth spins at 1,000 mph but it travels
through space at an incredible 67,000 mph.
- Every year, over one million earthquakes shake
6 - When Krakatoa erupted in 1883, its force was
so great it could be heard 4,800 kilometers away
7 - Every second around 100 lightning bolts strike
- Every year lightning kills 1000 people.
9 - In October 1999 an Iceberg the size of London
broke free from the Antarctic ice shelf .
- If you could drive your car straight up you
would arrive in space in just over an hour.
- Human tapeworms can grow up to 22.9m.
- The Earth is 4.56 billion years old...the same
age as the Moon and the Sun.
13 - The dinosaurs became extinct before the Rockies
or the Alps were formed.
14 - Female black widow spiders eat their males
- When a flea jumps, the rate of acceleration
is 20 times that of the space shuttle during launch.
- If our Sun were just inch in diameter, the nearest
star would be 445 miles away.
- Astronauts cannot belch - there is no gravity
to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.
- The air at the summit of Mount Everest, 29,029
feet is only a third as thick as the air at sea
- One million, million, million, million, millionth
of a second after the Big Bang the Universe was
the size of a ...pea.
- DNA was first discovered in 1869 by Swiss Friedrich
- The molecular structure of DNA was first determined
by Watson and Crick in 1953.
22 - The first synthetic human chromosome was
constructed by US scientists in 1997.
23 - The thermometer was invented in 1607 by Galileo.
- Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in 1866.
- Wilhelm Rontgen won the first Nobel Prize for
physics for discovering X-rays in 1895.
- The tallest tree ever was an Australian eucalyptus
- In 1872 it was measured at 435 feet tall.
- Christian Barnard performed the first heart
transplant in 1967 - the patient lived for 18
- An electric eel can produce a shock of up to
- 'Wireless' communications took a giant leap
forward in 1962 with the launch of Telstar, the
first satellite capable of relaying telephone
and satellite TV signals.
- The Ebola virus kills 4 out of every 5 humans
- In 5 billion years the Sun will run out of fuel
and turn into a Red Giant.
32 - Giraffes often sleep for only 20 minutes
in any 24 hours. They may sleep up to 2 hours
(in spurts - not all at once), but this is rare.
They never lie down.
33 - There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in
the human body.
- An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds
to make a complete circuit of the body.
- On the day that Alexander Graham Bell was buried
the entire US telephone system was shut down for
1 minute in tribute.
- The low frequency call of the humpback whale
is the loudest noise made by a living creature.
- A quarter of the world's plants are threatened
with extinction by the year 2010.
- Each person sheds 40lbs of skin in his or her
- At 15 inches the eyes of giant squids are the
largest on the planet.
- The Universe contains over 100 billion galaxies.
41 - Wounds infested with maggots heal quickly
and without spread of gangrene or other infection.
- More germs are transferred shaking hands than
- The fastest speed a falling raindrop can hit
you is 18mph.
- It would take over an hour for a heavy object
to sink 6.7 miles down to the deepest part of
- Around a million, billion neutrinos from the
Sun will pass through your body while you read
- The deepest part of any ocean in the world is
the Mariana trench in the Pacific with a depth
of 35,797 feet.
47 - Every hour the Universe expands by a billion
miles in all directions.
- Somewhere in the flicker of a badly tuned TV
set is the background radiation from the Big Bang.
- Even traveling at the speed of light it would
take 2 million years to reach the nearest large
- A thimbleful of a neutron star would weigh over
100 million tons.
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County Science Fiction Convention, Incredcon Sci-Fi
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and receives many customers from the following cities:
Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Brea, Buena Park,
Capistrano Beach, Cerritos, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa,
Coto De Caza, Cowan Heights, Crystal Cove, Cypress,
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Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Huntington
Harbour, Irvine, La Habra, La Habra Heights, La Palma,
Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel,
Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Lakewood, Las Flores, Lemon
Heights, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Midway City, Mission
Viejo, Modjeska Canyon, Monarch Beach, Newport Beach,
Newport Coast, Orange, Orange, Park Acres, Peralta Hills,
Placentia, Portola Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, Rossmoor,
San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach,
Silverado Canyon, Stanton, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Trabuco
Canyon, Tustin, Villa Park, Wagon Wheel, Westminster,
Yorba Linda, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside
the beginning God created the heaven and the earth and some
men and women created Incredcon to celebrate
the Incredible thought of creativity and Imagination comming
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