science fiction http://nhpr.org en A Real-Life Tricorder? Affirmative! (Maybe.) http://nhpr.org/post/real-life-tricorder-affirmative-maybe <p><em>Star Trek</em>'s seemingly miraculous <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tricorder">'tricorder' </a>is a device which can measure anything from a patient's vital signs to geological activity with the push of a button. Now, a company called Scanadu has developed a device called <a href="http://www.scanadu.com/scout/">the 'Scout,'</a> which they hope can be as useful for the health industry as tricorders were on the Enterprise. We talked with the company's co-founder to learn more.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 19:55:48 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39154 at http://nhpr.org A Real-Life Tricorder? Affirmative! (Maybe.) 'Countdown City': A Second Mystery Novel For Pre-Apocalypse Concord http://nhpr.org/post/countdown-city-second-mystery-novel-pre-apocalypse-concord <p>This month on All Things Considered we’re looking at authors who write in or around New Hampshire.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:17:59 +0000 Brady Carlson 32588 at http://nhpr.org 'Countdown City': A Second Mystery Novel For Pre-Apocalypse Concord Top 5 Characters That Got "Gender Swapped" http://nhpr.org/post/top-5-characters-got-gender-swapped <p>After we explored the <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/will-next-doctor-who-be-woman-whovian-weighs">possibility of the next Doctor Who becoming a woman</a>, we got to thinking about all the other characters we’ve come to love over the years that were supposed to be - or originally were - the opposite sex.</p><p>We’ve compiled a list of the Top 5 Gender Swapped Characters.</p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:30:12 +0000 Molly Donahue 29629 at http://nhpr.org Top 5 Characters That Got "Gender Swapped" Micro http://nhpr.org/post/micro <P>With the recent paperback reissue of Michael Crichton's posthumously published book, Micro, we thought our <A href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/small-world-two-authors">segment from last year</A> was worth revisiting. Does a sci-fi novel about nanotechnology improve with age? You be the judge.</P> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:14:16 +0000 Virginia Prescott 18765 at http://nhpr.org Micro Robo-Esoterics http://nhpr.org/post/robo-esoterics <p>We take a look at how the archetypical robot/ android identity issues relate to current technology and science fiction.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 15:52:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 5240 at http://nhpr.org Robo-Esoterics Small World, Two Authors http://nhpr.org/post/small-world-two-authors <p>Richard Preston author of the Hot Zone, steps in to finish Micro, a novel started by the late Michael Crichton. With all the spunk of Honey I Shrunk the Kids and all the terror of Jurassic Park, Micro is worth a glimpse through the microscope.</p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 18:30:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 782 at http://nhpr.org Small World, Two Authors