Gundams are not nuclear bombs

Gundams are not Nuclear Bombs   As a long time mecha fan I have seen many Gundam series over the years including 08th MS Team, which is a classic for showing how giant walking war machines would actually work in real world combat.  Another series that I happened to have enjoyed and that helped to Read More …

Can we build an Artificial Womb?

Artificial Womb The artificial womb, or as TV tropes call it, the Uterine Replicator, is not a very common science fiction trope, but it does pop up from time to time.  The oldest anime I know with an artificial womb is Armitage the Third, while the most popular one is Gundam Seed.  In both cases Read More …

Gundam Seed Coordinators

Coordinator First, I have to confess that this is one that I have wanted to do for a long time, and it is one of the topics that created the idea of Anime Science 101.  Gundam Seed also happens to be one of my favorite mecha anime.  Gundam Seed premiered in October 2002 and ran Read More …

Gundam Seed- Phase Shift Armor

Phase Shift Armor We all know that mecha series are rife with various amounts of technobabble, and Gundam Seed is no exception, so in today’s class we will be focusing on Phase Shift Armor.  Whether it’s gundarium, gundanium, or something else entirely, the gundams always have something that makes them the nearly indestructible monstrosities we Read More …

The Hayflick Limit

The Hayflick Limit   The Hayflick limit was discovered in 1961 by Dr. Leonard Hayflick and refuted the prevailing thinking of the day that animal cells were for all purposes immortal.  In simple terms the Hayflick limit is the maximum number of times that an animal cell can divide.  In humans this turns out to Read More …