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Self-Repairing Material Could Prevent Spaceship Catastrophes

Orbiting the Earth is a bit like living in a minefield, with millions of tiny flecks of space junk whizzing about at thousands of miles per hour. If a rice-sized pellet whacked into the International Space Station, it could pack the punch of a hand grenade, causing precious oxygen to seep into space.

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Maddie Stone

August 27th

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Arnold Schwarzanegger’s ‘Terminator’ character was almost in Mortal Kombat X

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Mortal Kombat X, the tenth installment of the wildly successful video game franchise, has been well-received by both critics and gamers since hitting store shelves this past April. While the game naturally features all of the gore and violence fans of the franchise have come to expect, it also has a few surprises in the form of special characters like Predator and Jason Voohries of Friday the 13th fame.

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Yoni Heisler

August 27th

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The Good, Bad and Meh: Lessons From Mad Max, Terminator, and Jurassic

There were three major attempts to resurrect old franchises this summer: Mad Max: Fury Road, Terminator Genisys, and Jurassic World. One was a critical hit with modest commercial success, one was a failure at both, and the third was a greater commercial than critical success. What lessons can we learn from them?

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July 24th

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There’s A Scientific Reason the Terminator Looks His Age in Genisys

Explosions, gunshots, and car crashes may not stop the Terminator, but even a cyborg assassin from the future isn’t immune to the aging process. Here’s a scientific look at the Terminator’s organic bits.

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Kiona Smith-Strickland

July 5th

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14 TV Shows That Reinvented Science Fiction In The Past Decade

The conventional wisdom says that the past 10 years have been a bad time for science fiction on television. Fantasy has been on the upswing. Space opera all but disappeared. Science fiction shows get canceled all the time. But a ton of great science fiction has been created since 2005. Here are 14 shows that changed everything.

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June 29th

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Honest trailer for Terminator 2 shows how it ruined sequels forever

Terminator 2: Judgement Day was a masterful sequel that blended special effects, a movie star at his most blockbuster-y prime and sick action sequences to make a movie that will be remembered forever. The problem with it though? It was too good. It ruined all action movie sequels after it.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

June 23rd

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All The Details You Might Have Missed In The Terminator Genisys Trailer

All The Details You Might Have Missed In The Terminator Genisys Trailer

The brand new Terminator Genisys trailer is out, and you're not going to believe all the insanity we found when we went through it frame by frame. Start up the HK-Aerials — we're going to the future, or past, or both, who knows?

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December 4th

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I’ll Be Back: The First Trailer for Terminator Genisys Is Here

I'll Be Back: The First Trailer for Terminator Genisys Is Here

Paramount Pictures just released the first full trailer for the still awkwardly named Terminator Genisys, and it's got all the explosions, time-traveling, robots, and Arnold Schwarzenegger action you could ask for.

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Darren Orf

December 4th

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Seven things you probably didn’t know about Terminator

Seven things you probably didn't know about Terminator

Cinefix has seven more things you probably didn't know about the Terminator movies. The most surprising is that they had to dub John Connor's voice for half of Terminator 2 because Edward Furlong—the actor who played him—grew some pubic hair and his voice changed during filming.

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November 3rd

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On Site at the Machine Olympics of DARPA’s Robotics Challenge

On Site at the Machine Olympics of DARPA's Robotics Challenge

The DARPA Robotics Challenge, or DRC, kicked off today at the Homestead-Miami Speedway about 30 miles south of Miami. A total of sixteen teams from around the world are here to challenge each other today and tomorrow in timed trials, and to compete for funding from DARPA, the Pentagon's mad science arm. A seventeenth team, from China, hit travel snags and hasn't made it here yet.

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Michael Belfiore

December 20th

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