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Science Saturday: Rogue Planets + Pope Phones ISS + Saturn Super Storm + LCARS-like Laptop + more May 21, 2011

by 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.

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2 More Clips From JJ Abrams Super 8 + Cool Japanese Poster May 19, 2011

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: 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

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Space Shuttle Endeavour Launched On Final Mission – Crew Poster Inspired By Star Trek May 16, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: 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.

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Science Saturday: Talking To Dolphins + Flying With Jetman & Piccard + Io’s Magma Ocean + more May 14, 2011

by 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.

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Medical Tricorder X-Prize In Development + Microsoft Applies For Holodeck Patent May 11, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: 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.

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Excerpt & Covers For Star Trek Magazine #34 May 9, 2011

by 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.

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Science Saturday: Einstein’s Warp Proved + Starship Ideas Request + Human/Neanderthal Link + USA/China Mars Mission? May 7, 2011

by 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.

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Science Saturday: Moon Base + Commercial Mars + SETI On Hold + LeVar @ NASA + Universal Translator/Browser April 30, 2011

by 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.

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Science Saturday: Easter Egg Chemistry & Robots + Commercial Spaceships + Underground Telescope + Binary-Star Flora + Sunspot Evolution + more April 23, 2011

by 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!

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Science Saturday: Laser Weapon + Space Flutes + New Shuttle Homes + Jupiter Bound Ship + more April 16, 2011

by 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).

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Watch: William Shatner Narrates NASA Tribute Video To Space Shuttle April 12, 2011

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: 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.

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Science Saturday: Giant Rocket + Virgin Submarine + Torn-apart Star + New Particle? + more April 9, 2011

by 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).

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Science Saturday: Physicists On Warp & Photon Engines + Corrugated Rings + Einstein vs Hawking Rap + more April 2, 2011

by 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!

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Science Saturday: NASA Cuts + Mercury First + Saturn Storm + Super Moon + Solar Death-ray + Floating Car + more March 19, 2011

by 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! 

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Science Supplemental: Breathtaking Saturn Video From Real Cassini Photos + Why Carolyn Porco was a Great Trek Science Advisor March 15, 2011

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Editorial,Science/Technology,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed

A new breathtaking video of the Jewel of the Solar System, Saturn, and her moons has been circulating the internet today. Saturn is gorgeous, we all know this. So what makes this video so special? It was made using ONLY NASA/JPL photos taken by the Cassini Spacecraft. No CGI, no 3D models. Just photographs.

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Science Saturday: Real-time Quake Map + Volcano Light Show + Brain Map + Real-life Data Android + more March 12, 2011

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

View Japan quake aftershocks in near-real-time, watch the light show at Kilauea volcano, make a map of the brain, and interact with a Data-like android. All this and more in this week’s Science Saturday!

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AUDIO: William Shatner Provides New Voiceover For Star Trek Shuttle Wakeup + Shatner Still Wants In To Trek Sequel March 7, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Science/Technology,Shatner,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

This morning William Shatner gave the crew of Shuttle Discovery a special surprise with a newly added voiceover to the Star Trek theme beamed up for their wakeup call. You can hear that below, plus the latest Shatner news (yes he still wants to be in the Star Trek sequel), plus he is hosting the Canadian Genie Awards on Thursday.

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Science Supplemental: Has a NASA Scientist Found Alien Life in Meteorites? Not Likely… March 6, 2011

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

Have we made “first contact” with fossilized alien microbes? A recent study by astrobiologist Richard B. Hoover of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center says “yes”. Pretty much everyone else says, “no,” or at the very least, “I’m skeptical.” If the claim is indeed verified, it will be a turning point in human history; If not, just another item in the list of unresolved questions surrounding the search for life beyond Earth.

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Science Saturday: Laser Tractor Beam + Cancer Detector App + Missing Sunspots + Hi-Res Moon + Jetpack Skiing March 5, 2011

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

Welcome to another edition of Science Saturday. This week: how to use a laser like a tractor beam to pull objects, detect cancer with a very Trek-like smartphone app, look inside the sun to find the missing sunspots, and see the most beautiful, hi-res photo mosaic of the moon ever created. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: jetpack skiing!

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Science Saturday: Discovery’s Final Flight (w/ Star Trek Music) + Soviet Space Sale + Head In Particle Accelerator + Anti-Shark Suit February 26, 2011

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

Welcome once again to Science Saturday! This week: Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off for the last time (plus, Star Trek theme will play on board!), buy a 1961 Soviet space capsule, the man who survived a particle accelerator to the head, and how atomic oxygen can restore works of art. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: Neptunic’s super shark suit.

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