Science in Fiction – Faster Than Light Travel

Faster than Light Travel (FTL) has always bothered me.  As a scientist, it makes no sense to me, but it has become a popular trope in science fiction.  Scientifically and mathematically, it doesn’t make sense. I’ll start with some simpler concepts…   Speeds approaching the Speed of Light So, according…

Science in Fiction – EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse)

I’m going to largely skip over how to generate an electomagnetic pulse.  Primarily, a nuclear bomb is to blame.  The military might be working on other means, but I sure as hell don’t know about it.   Affects on Electronics I’ve seen movies and TV shows where EMPs were used, and frequently, they…