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Trek Meets Science: $10 Mil Tricorder Prize + Star Trek TNG Guest Star To Lead Starship Project January 12, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Electronics/Gadgets,Science/Technology,Trek Franchise , comments closed

This week brings a couple of interesting intersections of real science and Star Trek. First up the X Prize Foundation has launched a new $10 million competition for the development of a real "Tricorder," like those seen on Star Trek. Plus DARPA is continuing with its 100 Starship project and this week has awarded a contract to lead the project to a foundation headed by a former astronaut (and former Star Trek guest star).

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Watch: Leonard Nimoy Talks To Steve Wozniak About Universal Translators January 7, 2012

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Nimoy,Science/Technology,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

Earlier this week Star Trek’s original Mr. Spock attended the IDG DEMO Enterprise event in San Franciso, where he sat down on stage with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. At one point during the discussion, Nimoy asked where are the universal translators, like the ones he used on Star Trek. See video of that exchange and more below.

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New App From JJ Abrams Bad Robot Lets You Add Movie FX To Your iPhone Videos January 3, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Merchandise,Science/Technology , comments closed

Do you want to make your own action movies, complete with effects, like Star Trek director JJ Abrams? Well now there is an app for that. Abrams company Bad Robot has released a new iPhone and iPad app that adds movie FX to videos. And it is free!

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Google Developing Star Trek-inspired Voice Assistant Code-named “Majel” December 14, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Science/Technology,Trek Franchise , comments closed

The real world seems to continue to get closer to the technological future envisioned by Star Trek, and apparently some of the people working to make that happen are inspired by Star Trek. A new report says that Google is working on a secret project to develop a voice controlled personal assistant, and they named the project "Majel" after Majel Roddenberry Barrett.

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Watch: Stephen Colbert and Neil DeGrasse Tyson Debate Science Of Star Trek 2009’s Red Matter December 2, 2011

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Science/Technology,Star Trek (2009 film),Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

On his Comedy Central show Stephen Colbert often makes Star Trek references so it isn’t a surprise that when he sat down for a chat about science with astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson the subject turned to Trek. See below for a video where Tyson and Colbert opine on the scientific accuracy of the "red matter" from the 2009 Star Trek movie.

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Science Saturday: Mars Mission Launch Today + Underwater Brinicle + Botched Russian Spacecraft + More November 26, 2011

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed

Welcome back to Science Saturday! This week: watch the launch of Mars Science Laboratory today, live on NASA TV, witness the underwater “icicle of death” caught on film for the first time, and duck and cover from falling botched Russian Mars mission. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: NeverWet superhydrophobic spray.

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Science Saturday: Mars 500 + Asteroid Flyby + New Element Names + New ET Search + More November 5, 2011

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed

This week in Science Saturday: Welcome the Mars 500 crew out of their 520-day simulated Mars mission, watch a huge asteroid whiz close by Earth, add three elements to the periodic table, and find alien life by searching for night lights. All this and more, plus our (weird) gadget of the week: the USB eye warmer.

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Science Saturday: Roddenberry Research Center + Skeptic-Funded Climate Study + A Star is Born + Tractor Beam Tech + More October 22, 2011

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed

Bored during your late-night duty shift in Cargo Bay 2? Take a break and read about this week’s science news! This week: Roddenbery’s new stem cell research center, the results of a skeptic-funded climate change study, witness a star being born (literally), and try out the new astronaut tractor beam! All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: the Holodesk!

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Science Saturday: FTL Neutrinos Debunked + All-Electric Aircraft + Rename the VLA + Mysterious Sunrise + More October 15, 2011

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed

Welcome back to Science Saturday! This week: Debunk those faster-than-light neutrinos, take a flight in an all-electric aircraft, rename the Very Large Array, and see a mysterious Argentinian sunrise. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: the throwable panoramic ball camera!

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ScienceSaturday: Reusable Rocket + New Mercurian Views + Chinese Space Lab + Ancient Chariots + More October 1, 2011

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed

In this week’s ScienceSaturday, reduce, reuse, and recycle an entire rocket; see Mercury as it’s never been seen before; witness the launch of China’s first ever space laboratory; and uncover an entire fleet of 2,500 year old chariots in China. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: AlphaDog robot!

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Science Saturday: FTL Neutrinos + UARS’ Fall to Earth + Record Your Dreams + Happy Equinox! September 24, 2011

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed

This week in Science Saturday: travel faster than light (?) on the back of a neutrino, watch a satellite fall to its doom, record your dreams on video, and celebrate the Autumnal Equinox! Read on for your weekly sciencey fix!

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Science Monday: Backyard Supernova + Newborn Stars + Lunar Pizza + New Mars Crater + More September 5, 2011

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed

Ready for this week’s science fix? Welcome to Science Monday. This week: Spot a supernova from your own backyard (with nothing but a pair of binoculars!), watch a star being born, order pizza — on the moon, and discover Endeavor crater with Mars rover Opportunity! All this and more, plus our picture of the week: a look at Earth from Juno.

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Science Saturday: Diamond Planet + Star-Swallowing Black Hole + Super Supernova + NASA Sci-Fi Novels August 27, 2011

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed

Welcome back to a long overdue edition of Science Saturday. This week: make three ground-breaking astronomical discoveries including a diamond planet, a star-swallowing black hole, and the supernova of a generation. Also, team up with NASA and Tor/Forge Books to create NASA-inspired sci-fi novels.

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Entire Star Trek TV Library Now Streaming On Amazon Prime August 19, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Review,Science/Technology,Trek on TV,Web , comments closed

Last month Amazon and CBS announced they will be adding Star Trek to the Amazon Prime streaming video offering. And this week the entire Star Trek TV catalog went online. More details below plus an early review/comparison between the Amazon and Netflix streaming services for Star Trek.  

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Science Saturday: New Pluto Moon + Dawn Orbits Vesta + Shuttle Refurb + Gale Crater Next Mars Target July 23, 2011

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed

Welcome back to Science Saturday! This week, discover Pluto’s new moon thanks to Hubble, see the first ever close-up view of asteroid Vesta, learn how the space shuttles will become museum pieces, and explore Gale Crater with the next Mars rover! All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: bionic glasses!

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Shuttle Era Ends – Atlantis Welcomed Home To Star Trek Voyager Theme July 21, 2011

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Science/Technology,TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed

The space shuttle program came to an end this morning when Shuttle Atlantis landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. And once again Star Trek was part of the event with NASA playing the theme to Star Trek: Voyager as the shuttle was towed home for the last time. Watch video of the event below.  

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CBS Releases Official Star Trek PADD for iPad [UPDATED] July 11, 2011

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Merchandise,Science/Technology,Web , comments closed

Much has been said about how the Star Trek ‘PADD’ devices resemble Apple’s hot iPad tablet. Well now CBS has made that connection even closer with the release of the an official Star Trek PADD application for iPad. More details and screenshots of Star Trek PADD for iPad below. [UPDATED: Promo video added]

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Science Saturday: Final Shuttle Launch + James Webb Telescope In Danger + New Holodeck Tech + Air Power + More July 9, 2011

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed

Say au revoir to the space shuttle program as Atlantis is the last ever shuttle to launch into space. The James Webb Space Telescope is in danger of being cut; What do we stand to loose? Plus, holodeck technology is in the making, and how to harness power from thin air. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: Terrafugia flying car gets street legal!

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Watch George Takei & Nichelle Nichols Talking Final Shuttle Launch On MSNBC July 8, 2011

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Science/Technology,TOS , comments closed

This morning Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Florida for what is the final launch of the Shuttle program. And tonight to commemorate the event Star Trek’s George Takei and Nichelle Nichols were guests on MSNBC’s The Last Word to talk about the past and future of NASA’s manned space program. Watch the segment below. 

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Watch: New NASA Shuttle Documentary Narrated By William Shatner July 6, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Science/Technology,Shatner , comments closed

On July 8th NASA launches Space Shuttle Atlantis on STS-135, the final mission of the 30 year Space Shuttle program. To commemorate the event NASA has released a new documentary about the Shuttle program narrated by Star Trek’s William Shatner. Watch the entire doc below.

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