Orbiting Tomorrow

Explore the dissolving boundary between science and science fiction with news from the front lines of discovery and imaginative speculation on how each one could change our world.

Category Archives: Technology

This blog is entering a new orbit!

Orbiting Tomorrow’s content is moving to a new home. You may not have guessed, but I’m a science fiction writer (suddenly it all makes sense!) and I’ve finally launched a … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Transmission: A Plague of Media Misinformation about Ebola

In the mid-1990s, my mother–a healthcare worker–brought home a library copy of Richard Preston’s “The Hot Zone”. “It’s about a very dangerous disease,” she told me. “It kills almost everyone … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

God is an Algorithm: Groundbreaking Video Game Creates Boundless Universe

Upcoming science fiction game “No Man’s Sky” will allow players to explore a vast virtual universe but the most exciting new territory may be that blazed by the game itself: … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rock and Ages: The Week in Paleontology

It’s been a banner week for paleontology geeks, with the discovery of a new titanosaur species and the debut of a new fossil imaging technique that will give us more … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment