Science in popular culture
Science in popular culture is the treatment of scientific themes and issues in popular media such as cinema, music, television and novels. There is a branch of fiction which specialises in such theme...
The Trouble with Tribbles
"The Trouble with Tribbles" is the 44th episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek, the 15th episode of the second season. It was first broadcast in the United States on Decem...
Nanotechnology in fiction
The use of nanotechnology in fiction has attracted scholarly attention. The first use of the distinguishing concepts of nanotechnology was "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom", a talk given by physi...
Electromagnetic pulse in fiction and popular culture
Lightning has long been used as a dramatic device in popular fiction. In some tellings of the Frankenstein story, the monster is animated by a lightning strike.A non-nuclear EMP (NNEMP) device appeare...
Clavius Base
Clavius Base is a fictional lunar settlement in the Space Odyssey literary universe created by Arthur C. Clarke.The base, located at Clavius crater, is featured in both the novel and film versions of ...
Space stations and habitats in fiction
The concepts of space stations and habitats are common in modern culture. While space stations have become reality, there are as yet no true space habitats. Writers, filmmakers, and other artists have...
Fullerenes in popular culture
The following is a list of references to fullerenes in popular culture. A fullerene is a molecule of carbon in the form of a hollow sphere, ellipsoid, tube, and many other shapes. Spherical fullerenes...
Starbase
A starbase is a facility, often in space, used in science fiction works such as Star Trek, Babylon 5, and Firefly. Typically they act as drydocks, battle stations or trading outposts.
The most pro...
List of Space: 1999 weapons and equipment
This is a list of weapons and other equipment used by the personnel of Moonbase Alpha in the 1970s British science fiction television series Space: 1999.
The orange spacesuit used by Moonbase Alph...
Science in science fiction
Science in science fiction is the study of how science is portrayed in works of science fiction. It covers a large range of topics, since science takes on many roles in science fiction. Hard science...
Schrödinger's cat in popular culture
Schrödinger's cat is a thought experiment, usually described as a paradox, devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935. It illustrates what he saw as the problem of the Copenhagen interpre...
Justice League Watchtower
The Watchtower is the name of various bases used by the Justice League of America in DC Comics and various media. It has been portrayed in DC Comics as a building on Earth's moon, and as a space-stati...
Butterfly effect in popular culture
The butterfly effect is the phenomenon whereby a minor change in circumstances can cause a large change in outcome.
In arguably the earliest illustration of the butterfly effect in a story on film...
Topopolis
A topopolis is a tube-like space habitat, rotating to produce artificial gravity via centrifugal force on the inner surface, which is extended into a loop around the local star. Topopoles can be loope...
Terrarium (space habitat)
Asteroid terraria are fictional but hypothetically possible space habitats described in the hard science fiction novel 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson. In the novel, a 'terrarium' is an artificially crea...
Babylon 4
Babylon 4 (also known as B4) is a fictional space station from the television series Babylon 5.In the series, Babylon 4 was the immediate predecessor of Babylon 5 and the largest of the Babylon statio...
Babylon 5 (space station)
Babylon 5 is a fictional space station and the primary setting in the television series Babylon 5. Its design is a variation of an O'Neill cylinder.Babylon 5 was designed as the "last, best hope for p...
Fermat's Last Theorem in fiction
The famous problem in number theory known as "Fermat's Last Theorem" has repeatedly received attention in fiction and popular culture.
Dyson spheres in popular culture
This is a listing uses of the Dyson sphere concept in popular fiction. Most fictional works depict the Dyson shell variant. Unless otherwise noted, that is the type of Dyson sphere in the instances be...
Deep Space Nine (space station)
Deep Space Nine (DS9; also known as Terok Nor) is a fictitious space station, and is the eponymous primary setting of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. It ser...
Technology in science fiction
Technology in science fiction examines the possibilities and implications of new technologies. Authors have taken, or created, new innovations and technologies, and elaborated on what they might be a...
Chemical chirality in popular fiction
Although little was known about chemical chirality in the time of Lewis Carroll, his work Through the Looking-glass contains a prescient reference to the differing biological activities of enantiomeri...
Venus Equilateral
The Venus Equilateral series is a set of 13 science fiction short stories by George O. Smith, concerning the Venus Equilateral Relay Station, an interplanetary communications hub located at the L4 Lag...