Science Saturday: Final Shuttle Launch + James Webb Telescope In Danger + New Holodeck Tech + Air Power + More July 9, 2011by 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!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.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.
Science Saturday: Support SETI + Extend Your Brain + 10,000 Year Clock + Missing Moon Dust + More June 25, 2011by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed
This week in Science Saturday: help support the search for ET life, get a brain memory extension, tell time for 10,000 years, and discover some missing moon dust. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: HD cameras streaming live from the ISS!
Science Saturday: $1/2 Mil Starship Design + Curiousity Ready + Transparent Plane + Deep Space DIY June 18, 2011by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed
This week in a very spacey edition of Science Saturday, wave bon voyage to Mars rover Curiosity, win $500k for sending humans to another star, tour the universe and help scientists discover new objects in our galaxy, and see Star Trek on This Week @ NASA. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: Futuristic transparent airplane!
Science Saturday: Goodbye Spirit + Hello Osiris REx & Orion + Mars Rumor Debunk + Jetpacks! June 4, 2011by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed
This week in Science Saturday, hear all the latest NASA news, say thanks and give a teary goodbye to Mars Rover Spirit, collect asteroid samples, send humans into deep space, and get a great view of Earth from orbit. All this plus our resident Mars expert’s take on “Bio Station Alpha”, a rumored new tricorder, personal jetpacks, and more!
Science Saturday: Rogue Planets + Pope Phones ISS + Saturn Super Storm + LCARS-like Laptop + more May 21, 2011by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed
This week in Science Saturday: It’s getting crowded in here! Galaxy may contain billions of starless wandering planets; Hear the first ever papal call to the ISS; Track tornado destruction from space; and witness the growth of Saturn’s super storm. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: LCARS-style laptop concept.Abrams,Celebrity,Science/Technology,Super 8 , comments closed
Two more clips for Star Trek director JJ Abrams new movie Super 8 have been released. This brings the total to four clips released this week, and all four link together. Watch them all below, plus check out the Spielberg-esque Japanese poster for Super 8.Science/Technology,Trek Franchise , comments closed
After a two week delay Shuttle Endeavour launched on its final mission this morning from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Shuttle crew for STS-124 has gone into orbit with a Star Trek-themed mission poster and a crewmember who has appeared in Star Trek. Watch the launch and check out the poster below.
Science Saturday: Talking To Dolphins + Flying With Jetman & Piccard + Io’s Magma Ocean + more May 14, 2011by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed
This week in Science Saturday, have a conversation with a dolphin, sail over the Grand Canyon in a jet suit, join Captain Piccard on an international solar-powered flight, and discover Io’s magma ocean. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: converted sci-fi motorcycle helmets.Science/Technology,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Star Trek’s future is getting closer and closer and today brings news of two pieces of "Treknology" that could be on the drawing board soon. First up the X-Prize Foundation has started to design a new "Tricorder X-Prize," and then there is Microsoft that has applied for a patent for something that looks a lot like a holodeck.
Excerpt & Covers For Star Trek Magazine #34 May 9, 2011by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Magazine,Science/Technology , comments closed
The latest official Star Trek Magazine (#34) is on newsstands now. This theme of the latest issue is Star Trek science and today we have an excerpt on an article about "Treknology" by Dr. Chris Dows. Check that out below plus both covers for STM #34.
Science Saturday: Einstein’s Warp Proved + Starship Ideas Request + Human/Neanderthal Link + USA/China Mars Mission? May 7, 2011by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed
This week Science Saturday reports how Einstein was right, again. In addition this week brought the first hint that the US is considering teaming up with China to go to Mars, DARPA began looking for input on man’s first interstellar starship, and a common ancestor to humans and Neanderthals has been identified. All that plus a $25 computer, a cool nebula image and the VSS Enterprise took another step to space.
Science Saturday: Moon Base + Commercial Mars + SETI On Hold + LeVar @ NASA + Universal Translator/Browser April 30, 2011by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Science/Technology,TNG , comments closed
While Kayla is busy in Germany, your humble editor takes on Science Saturday starting off with renewed hope for a Moon Base. We also look at commercial plans for manned trips beyond Earth, visit NASA with LeVar Burton, find out why SETI has is putting aliens on hold, get ready to say goodbye to Endeavor, and see how Google turns your browser into a universal translator.
Science Saturday: Easter Egg Chemistry & Robots + Commercial Spaceships + Underground Telescope + Binary-Star Flora + Sunspot Evolution + more April 23, 2011by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed
Welcome back to another exciting edition of Science Saturday. Celebrate the vernal equinox with the chemistry of Cadbury Creme Eggs, peer beyond the Big Bang with an underground telescope, imagine life on alien worlds, see the latest from SDO solar observatory, and check out four possible commercial manned spacecraft. All this and more plus an Easter Egg Gadget and our DIY gadget of the week: Phi wall art!
Science Saturday: Laser Weapon + Space Flutes + New Shuttle Homes + Jupiter Bound Ship + more April 16, 2011by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed
This week, witness the Navy’s newest laser weapon, visit the retiring space shuttles (and the Enterprise), prep for spacecraft Juno’s upcoming launch, and hear the first ever Earth-Space flute duet in honor of Yuri Gagarin, first man in space. All this and more plus your gadget of the week: NAVI (Navigational Aid for the Visually Impaired).Celebrity,Science/Technology,Shatner , comments closed
Today NASA released a new video celebrating the Space Shuttle program, narrated by Star Trek’s William Shatner. You can watch the full video below, plus we take a look at the Star Trek connections to the beginning and end of the Shuttle program.
Science Saturday: Giant Rocket + Virgin Submarine + Torn-apart Star + New Particle? + more April 9, 2011by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed
This is a big week for science, with a giant new rocket unveiled by SpaceX, Richard Branson going from Galactic to Oceanic with a cool one-man submarine, FermiLab physicists discovering a new particle (or maybe a new ‘force’ or something they aren’t sure), and NASA telescopes spotting a star being literally torn apart by a giant black hole. We have all that plus a do-it-yourself cannon, and the birthday of the Internet (maybe).
Science Saturday: Physicists On Warp & Photon Engines + Corrugated Rings + Einstein vs Hawking Rap + more April 2, 2011by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed
This week in Science Saturday, why warp drive is possible but photon engines aren’t, how comets can shape planetary rings, and scientists discover the secrets of the Nexus. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: RealSnailMail, e-mails sent via snail!
Science Saturday: NASA Cuts + Mercury First + Saturn Storm + Super Moon + Solar Death-ray + Floating Car + more March 19, 2011by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed
This week’s Science Saturday dispatch looks at how Washington budget cuts could be bad news for the future of human spaceflight, but NASA’s robotic efforts showed promise this week with a first around Mercury and showing us a cool storm on Saturn. We also are getting a close look at the ‘super moon’ for the weekend and watch Germans simulate weightlessness by dropping stuff. All that plus an Archimedes death ray and floating cars!