Wasn't it just last week that I was talking about the fact that for most of its history, science fiction's science was largely speculative? And that the speculation often turned out to be predictive? Take a look at this fantastic chart, developed by io9 blog reader Isabelle Turner, proof positive that science fiction often becomes science fact. (Admittedly, all this cool info has to be crammed into a small space. If, like me, your glasses are just barely powerful enough to grab the details, follow the link here to find the original post and an expandable version of the chart.)
Sounds like lots of really cool stuff to be had as part of the SFR Brigade contribution to the Brenda Novak Online Auction for Diabetes Research. The auction started yesterday and goes through the month of May, so get on over to the Brigade page on Facebook or to the official auction site to get more info and be sure to get your bids in for that treasured book package or STAR WARS mug!