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    Financial Strategies for Innovative Researchers

    by  • October 1, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Kelvin Schrödinger, as provided by Kenneth Schneyer From the Bulletin of the Society for Innovative Research and Invention, vol. 195, no. 3 (Summer, 2012): Everyone knows that funding is a perennial problem. With so little hardware and so few suitable reagents available off-the-shelf, your work becomes impossible without moles of ready cash. It’s...

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    Robot Ethics and the Turkish Turtledove

    by  • September 24, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Mando Viday, as provided by Django Mathijsen Dylah wasn’t the prettiest girl I’ve ever known. Still she is the only one I often recalled with melancholy and even regret. Because although we’d been close, we’d never become “an item.” I’ve often wondered if she should have been the one. So it...

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    Maturity

    by  • September 17, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Max Steiner, as presented by Nathaniel K. Miller Scientist profile: Dr. Marvin Steiner was a controversial and pioneering nodal physicist, known for developing the Jaunte Drive, an early prototype teleportation engine. He and his son Max disappeared under mysterious circumstances after an apparently disastrous test of the device. The bodies of...

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    Death-Ray Barking Dog Torches Home

    by  • September 10, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Article by Dan Foley, as provided by Kyle Yadlosky Photography by Eleanor Leonne Bennett Pine Lane, New Jersey, was rocked yesterday afternoon, when neighbors heard an explosion from one of the houses in the gated community. Apparently, a two-month-old Jack Russell terrier was responsible for the explosion, barking what residents claimed was “fire.” “I...

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    A Thread Finer than Hope

    by  • September 3, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Essay by Malini Gupta, as provided by Jack N. Waddell Photography by Eleanor Leonne Bennett “Professor Gupta,” Dr. Cowen says, voice raised. Had she been speaking? “I’m afraid you must make a decision.” My undergraduate quantum physics students might have thought it grimly funny, this doctor observing me and expecting an answer, forcing me...

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    The Rods of Baghdad

    by  • August 27, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Barnetby Richards, as provided by Paul Williams Illustration by Justine McGreevy The author recognises that a scientific journal is not the place to mention personal information, but is grateful for the editor’s indulgence, and trusts that the reader will understand the significance. 14 April 2020 was the day that I saw...

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    Notes From A Recent Polar Expedition

    by  • August 20, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Essay by Ludwig Wergenergener, Ph.D. (Oxon.), Dip. Ed.(Utrecht), D.Sc. (Knutsford); as provided by Darren Goossens Illustration by Justine McGreevy The Discovery: In the year 34.6 (2207 by the old calendar), the planet of Bruce was discovered. It was named after Bruce Fingleton, who found it one morning on his mail run in between Norman...

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    Bears

    by  • August 13, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Essay by an anonymous survivor, as provided by Christos Callow, Jr. Illustration by Katie Nyborg 1A. Ever heard of auto-cloning? You must have. Everyone knows what it is, though most learned the hard way. I used to know one of the scientists who worked on the project. He died, though, in the process. He...

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    Gauss’s Invitation

    by  • August 6, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Selected correspondence received by Professor Hans Dorfenheimer during the “Martian Troubles” (1908-1909), compiled by Gary Cuba Illustration by Justine McGreevy Rev. Richard Gauss Denver, Colorado, September 3, 1908 Professor Doctor Hans Dorfenheimer, Göttingen, Germany Dear Prof. Dorfenheimer, In reply to your recent letter, I’m very sorry that I cannot offer any substantial help with...

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