Science Fiction in the News Articles
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Harold Ramis

Harold Ramis (b. 1944 - d. 2014) was an actor, director and writer. It is speculated that some of his experiences as a member of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity helped inspire his work in Animal House. After his graduation from Washington University, he worked as an orderly in a mental ward. He performed with Chicago's Second City and also wrote and performed on SCTV. SF fans appreciate his work as writer and actor in Ghostbusters, the classic 1984 movie.

Science fiction in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:

Dubai World Island Earth
   Al Nakheel Properties are working on a Dubai island project that will consist of between 250 and 300 islands shaped like the continents of the world - The Dubai World Islands.
Backpack Laser - Just Don't Cross The Streams
   If you think about it just a little, I'm sure you can come up with alternative uses for a backpack laser system.
Smart Pal Robot Hangs Up Clothes
   Now, that's a service robot. And, it even looks like something out of Disney's version of 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' (think broom with arms).
Ghostbuster Approach To Neutralizing WMD
   You knew that someday it would come to this; Homeland Security calls upon the Ghostbusters.
Multimode Directed Energy Armament System
   I suppose calling this a 'ray gun' might be going too far, since I doubt it's portable. With proper miniaturization, maybe.
Denmark Island Earth (Verdenskortet ala Ringworld)
   'They wanted to keep something of what they were losing...' - Larry Niven, 1970.



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