Science And Technology

TaleTown.Org multimedia English short stories on science and technology exploring what happens when, sci fi & retold tales on how stuff works

  • Moore evermore in Computer History — Happy 50th Birthday to the Law!Insightful story with Rosh’s reflections on 2016 Tech Trends.

    Technological progress was revolutionizing his world but Rosh was excited most by virtual reality.

  • BarrelRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 13

    What could Marjina do to save Alibaba's household?

    Throw boiling water on hidden bandits? Burn barrels?

  • Advanced third degree burnsRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 14

    Hosh explains degrees of burns to prove why pouring boiling water on all robbers together won’t kill them?

  • first night's camp fireRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 15

    Super-heated oil, water or sand were deadly thermal weapons in ancient warfare.

    Could Marjina use these?

  • Datura stramonium, early evening NNI

    Retold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 16

    Marjina brews a deadly cocktail for her guests using oil & weeds.

    Hosh reveals why she chose to use these...

  • Jolly Roger Pirate Grunge FlagRetold Arabian Nights Tale: Ali Baba and 40 Thieves 17

    Marjina executes her daring plan.

    Hosh explains how burns can kill or affect health and how to treat them.

  • Sekapan Piit Feet, Sarawak, BorneoRetold Arabian Nights tale: Ali Baba And 40 Thieves 19

    Alibaba gratefully gifts Marjina her freedom, and sets about disposing the 37 corpses quickly & quietly.


  • Book EndIt is our brain that translates words to create meaningful images.

    To do this, it needs to know both language as well as the context.

    Comprehension created from words will be wrong, if their translation or context is wrong.

  • kringamorphosisAre You A Leaf Or Root?

    Tree analogy reportedly used by Tyler Perry.

    His tree test classifies people into three types: Leaf People, Branch People & Root People

  • AssassinSci-fi crime thriller: Assassin

    The assassin knew that one bullet, one kill, was all she needed. Did she succeed?

    A suspense-full murder mystery

  • LassiIsha teaches Hosh how to make Banana Lassi - Restaurant Style.

    Story with banana secrets, its calorie content, GI value and impact on blood sugar & digestion

  • Crusty battery hold-downCaring for car batteries is simple & easy.

    Informative story with basic battery care tips.

    Car care tips on when, where, why, what & how to do car maintenance.

  • Under PressureStory on Car Care Tips: Check Your Car Tyre Pressure

    Informative story on how to do basic car tyre maintenance.

    How to know how much tire pressure is needed?

  • 07_2013_40“How black is too black, Pa?” Hosh asked, “How would I know if it is dirty enough to change?”

    “Oil turns black pretty quickly,” Rosh smiled, “but that doesn’t affect its quality. Rub a little between your thumb and index finger. If it leaves a dirty smudge, it probably needs to be changed.”

  • Lassi Man...Isha teaches Hosh how to make Chhach - Traditional Buttermilk.

    How chhas differs from buttermilk, commercial buttermilk, cultured buttermilk?

    Cooking tips story

  • Dreadnought_irgendwie_esoterisch-001Science Fiction: Cold Steel - Crucified

    An elite commando is captured behind enemy lines, tortured & interrogated.

    Can one train against pain or truth serums?

  • CNV-301 Earth OrbitScience Fiction: Cold Steel - Escape

    The elite commando journeys back to Space Sector 47B9 with the Dark Energy vials he has stolen.

    Unaware of the danger…

  • Chamber- The fire withinScience Fiction: Cold Steel - Unsprung.

    Captured elite commando steals Dark Energy vials, activates biological weapons to destroy secret enemy Intergalactic Lab

  • Starter Pots"Very interesting," Isha laughed, "No. I didn't know that."

    "Yea Ma," he said excitedly, "eggs have really clever packaging. A true engineering marvel, that is scientifically cool and technologically functional."

  • Error HaikuRosh recounts funny Haiku Error Messages from Salon Challenge, when his laptop freezes.

    Interesting story with Japanese Zen Poetry on computer & windows errors.