Science/Technology


Science Friday: Real Mind Meld + Real Replicator + Real Enterprise + Real Cheap PADD + more

Welcome back to another fact-filled edition of Science Friday. This week, learn how even YOU can mind meld with your buddies, feast your eyes on the most accurate view of Mars ever, journey into space (almost) aboard the VSS Enterprise, and get a sneak peak at the next best thing to a real-life replicator. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: India’s $35 iPad killer!


REVIEW: New Star Trek Captain’s Log iPhone App

Today Paramount Digital Entertainment announced their new iPhone application, Star Trek Captain’s Log. The new app is designed to look like a communicator from the new Star Trek movie, but instead of making calls with it, you use it to make create "captains logs" which you can share with your friends. I have been playing with this fun app for a few days – the TrekMovie review is below.


Science Friday: How Science Works Edition

Welcome to another edition of Science Friday. This week, we will take an interesting new look at the world of science. Instead of just reporting the news, I thought we’d dive into something deeper. In today’s edition, you’ll learn how a rocket launch works, why superconductors are useful, why fluorine is so cool, and why volcanoes blow up where they do. All this and more in today’s How Science Works edition!







Science Friday: Star Trek v Real Science + Martian Spirals + Asteroid Pieces + Gooey Refrigerator + more

Welcome back to another great Science Friday! This week: how different is sci-fi from real science? What do pieces of an actual asteroid look like? How do enigmatic Martian spirals form? And how do humans perceive themselves? Answers to these questions and more, plus our gadget of the week: the creepy, gel-filled refrigerator of the future!


VIDEO: See Leonard Nimoy As ‘The Terminator’ + more pix & vid of Nimoy, Saldana & Burton from E3

As reported earlier, Leonard Nimoy and Zoe Saldana were at the E3 gaming show to help introduce the Yoostar 2 Movie Karaoke Machine (and LeVar Burton dropped by too). We now have more video and photos from the event, including video of Nimoy inserting himself into a scene from The Terminator.


Nimoy & Saldana Help Announce Yoostar 2 Movie Karaoke – Put Yourself Into Scenes From Star Trek & More

Have you ever wanted to put yourself into a scene from Star Trek? Well soon you will be able to do just that with the Yoostar 2 Movie Karaoke Machine for XBox 360 and Playstation 3. Today Yoostar unveiled their new product with the help of Leonard Nimoy and Zoe Saldana at E3. Details below.



Science Friday: No Titan Life? + Bad Solar Weather + Real Holograms + Your Face In Space + more

Welcome back to another exciting installment of Science Friday! I’ll be your host as we decipher the newest findings for life (or not?) on Titan, watch the sun awaken into a dangerously active phase, control your computer in a new way, and see the power of individual brain cells. All this and much more, plus our gadget of the week: The consumer-ready, realistic 3D Hologram!


Steve Jobs Invokes Star Trek (Again) While Unveiling 4th Gen iPhone – But Where Is Star Trek Mobile Video Chat?

Back in January when Apple unveiled their highly-anticipated iPad, Star Trek was there, using the new movie to show off its multi-media capability. And today when Apple unveiled the 4th generation iPhone, Star Trek was again invoked, this time by CEO Steve Jobs himself when introducing the new video calling capability. This prompts the question: Is Star Trek actually behind the curve on this tech?


Science Sunday: Jupiter Slammed (Again) + Life on Titan? + Revived Soviet Rover + Real Trek Hyposrpay + more

Welcome back to (belated) Science Sunday! This week, watch video of an impact into Jupiter’s atmosphere, ponder life on Titan, set the hypersonic flight record, and put an old soviet moon rover to good use. Also, watch some amazing volcanic eruptions. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: P.L.E.A.S.E. – how to deliver medication with lasers!







Science Saturday: Atlantis’ Final Journey + Biggest Science Experiment + Real Tricorder + Robot Violinist

Welcome to another (late) edition of your favorite science column! This week, watch the last ever launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis, witness the largest science experiment ever, see an icy moon in a new light, and scan for viruses with medical tricorder 1.0. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: a violin-playing robot!


CBS Relaunching StarTrek.com This Summer — Site To Showcase TrekMovie.com

Since late 2007 www.startrek.com, the official site for the Star Trek franchise, has been mostly dormant. But that is about to change. This summer CBS is relaunching the site with a new look and new features. The new site will also showcase fan sites, including TrekMovie.com. More details below.


Science Friday: Eyjafjallajokull Eruption + Space Balloon Fail + Organic Asteroid Ice + Solar Flares + Mars Return + DIY Air Rocket

It’s Friday again and that means time for another Science Friday! This week, see the best images of the unpronounceable Icelandic volcano, see what happens when a space balloon launch goes wrong, watch amazing videos of the latest solar activity, ponder if life came from asteroids, and learn how to make Mars sample return possible. All this and more plus our gadget of the week.



Stephen Hawking Warns About Making Contact With Aliens

In the future outlined by Star Trek, humanity literally makes it a mission to "seek out" alien life. It seems every week the heroes of Star Trek in the 22nd, 23rd and 24th centuries met new aliens. However in a new Discovery channel show premiering tonight, noted physicist Stephen Hawking (himself a Star Trek guest star), says all this seeking out alien life is a mistake.


Science Friday: Happy 20th Birthday Hubble Space Telescope!

This week, Science Friday celebrates the 20th birthday of America’s favorite space telescope: The Hubble! On April 24th, 1990, the HST launched aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-31. Since then, it (along with the help of many scientists) has taken some of the most beautiful and detailed images of the universe ever. Today, we commemorate the Hubble’s 20th year in space with a look at its history and accomplishments.


Science Friday: A New Vision For NASA

Yesterday was an historic day for NASA and the future of human space exploration. President Obama gave a speech at Kennedy Space Center detailing his vision for the future of this country’s space program. Check out this week’s Science Friday for a review of the new plan, including video of Obama’s speech, and find out what Leonard Nimoy has to say about it.



New ‘LCARS’ iPad Application Released

If you want your new Apple iPad to really feel like a Star Trek PADD, you are going to need a Star Trek style LCARS interface. Earlier this week we reported that the much talked about "Captain’s Log" iPad application was pulled from Apple’s iTunes. Now this weekend a new Star Trek-ish application has been released called the "LCARS Internet Media Reader". Check it out below.