Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Brigands of the Moon
by Ray Cummings
Entertaining space adventure novel; not a grand space opera, the events of this novel take place close to home. This novel has a very early scientifically accurate description of a lunar habitat; however, the novel also refers improbably to an asteroid with an atmosphere and a small sea.
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Russian Moon Base Mining Camp
The Russians steal a page from Ray Cummings' Brigands of the Moon and look for rare materials on the moon.
Invisibility Possible With Superlenses
Ah, the invisibility cloak once again... well, it doesn't appear because... you know.
Invisibility Cloaks Seen As Possible With Metamaterials
Invisibility stories continue to appear; when do I get my cloaking device?
2 Lunar Base Concepts 75 Years Apart
NASA has released some of their thinking about lunar exploration; read what others thought seventy-five years earlier.
Invisibility Cloak Works In Visible Spectrum
Is this the world's first true invisibility cloak?
Invisible Tank Makes The Rounds (I Think)
I'm not really sure about this story, but I couldn't resist it.
Broadband Invisibility Cloak - Now You See It
This breakthrough demonstrates that it is possible to build a single material that reroutes light over a broad swath of light wavelengths.
Domed Cities - For Earth?
Is it really time to start thinking about whether or not we need to start covering Earth cities to protect them (and us) from the rest of our own planet?
Assault Intervention Device - A Pain Ray Gun
Should this device be used in the United States?
Invisibility Cloaks Get Bigger
Now you see it; full-size invisibility cloaks are almost within our grasp.
Full-Size Invisibility Cloak Now Possible
'I donned it and drew its hood, and threw on its current.'- Ray Cummings, 1930.
Artificial Gravity? Why Not?
'The artificial gravity-controls in the base of the ship... were being tampered with!' - Ray Cummings
Army Wants Invisibility Cloaks
No, you can't see me. Nope, not here.
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