Hey there folks, welcome to an all-new Science Behind the Sci-Fi Newsletter covering September, 2014! September has been an interesting month as we’ve had a bit of crossover with our sister company, Broken Crayon Games. Read on to find out more!
II: Science Behind the Sci-Fi
For this month’s panel, we did something a little different. Over at Broken Crayon, we’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for an exciting new Dinosaur simulation called Dinosaur Island. In Dinosaur Island, you get to control individual dinosaurs or packs of dinos in a realistically modeled, procedurally generated environment. You must help the dinosaurs survive through a combination of proper feeding and dealing with the environment around you, including predators!
In this month’s panel, we spoke to Dr. Ezra Sidran (the creator of Dinosaur Island), Dr. Karen Chin (Curator of Paleontology at University of Colorado) and Dr. Jordan Mallon (Research Scientist at the Canadian Museum of Nature) for a spirited discussion about the game and the dinosaurs it models. If you love dinosaurs — and who doesn’t, really? — check it out!
If the embedded link doesn’t work in your email program, just click here to watch the video! Enjoy!
III: Fun Science News!
There was some fun sciencey news over the last month, so let’s take a look!
- What The Heck is a ‘Venus Zone’ and How Can it Find Habitable Planets?
- How to Train Your Unmanned Space Capsule
- India is About to Join an Exclusive Club with its Mangalyaan Probe
That’s it for this issue my friends. As always, be sure to tune into us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to keep up with the latest developments on our ebook releases, future Science Behind the Sci-Fi panels and more! Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day/month! 🙂