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Science Friday: Arsenic Life Controversy + Piccard’s Solar Plane + Real Sonic Screwdriver + Commercial NASA Launch + more TrekMovie in Antarctica December 10, 2010

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

Welcome back to another Antarctic edition of Science Friday. But, before you travel south, learn about why NASA’s new arsenic-based life form may not be real, hear the latest on Captain Piccard’s solar plane, and get your own sonic screwdriver. All this and more, plus last week’s Antarctica questions answered as well as some new photos.

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Trek Tech: Google Promising Star Trek Talking Computers + China Leading Teleportation Research December 8, 2010

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

Last week we reported how NASA scientists were referencing Star Trek, when announcing the discovery of a new type of life. Now we have Google promising that they are working on a "Star Trek future" for talking to computers. Plus, it appears the Chinese are working hard on teleportation.

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Science Friday: TrekMovie In Antarctica December 3, 2010

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

Your humble science editor is living it up at the end of the Earth — Antarctica. As a part of my PhD research, I have been dispatched into the field to study the southernmost active volcano in the world, Mount Erebus. This week’s Science Friday is dedicated to Antarctic research and my experiences here in the great white south.

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NASA Discovers New Type Of Life – Draws Comparison To Star Trek’s Horta December 2, 2010

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

Today NASA held a press conference where they disclosed the discovery of a microbe (on Earth) that can swap what was believed to be an essential element of life, for a toxic chemical. And during the press conference, one of the NASA scientists drew a comparison to the Horta from Star Trek.

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Do It Yourself Star Trek Videos: LCARS Home Interface & RC Enterprise Blimp November 24, 2010

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Fandom,Science/Technology,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

This week a couple of cool videos have gone viral, both from European Trekkies making their own Star Trek creations. Firstly there is the Star Trek LCARS home interface from the Netherlands, then there is a RC Enterprise Blimp. Check them out below

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Science Friday: Mystery Plume + Mini Big Bang + Giant Space Bubble + Sending Your Stuff Into Space + more November 12, 2010

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

This week: What’s that thing up in the sky? The LHC has created a mini-big bang. Why aren’t we all dead yet? What can cause gigantic gamma-ray bubbles in our galaxy? How can you become an amateur astronaut? All these questions and more answered in this week’s edition of Science Friday!

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Star Trek & JJ Abrams Featured In ILM Documentary Airing Sunday on Encore November 10, 2010

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Science/Technology,Star Trek (2009 film),Trek Franchise , comments closed

This Sunday the Encore Channel will be airing a documentary all about effects house Industrial Light and Magic. The doc will feature discussions of some of the Star Trek films as well as interview clips with Star Trek 2009 director JJ Abrams. More info and a trailer below.

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Science Friday: Trek Song Shuttle Delay + Comet Close Encounter + Real Holograms + Brain Shock Smarts + more November 5, 2010

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

This week in Science Friday wait for the space shuttle to eventually launch after yet another delay and learn whether the Star Trek theme song will make it into orbit, have a close encounter with a jet-spewing comet, send an SOS to Obi-Wan Kenobi, and electrocute your brain instead of studying for your next math test. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: a real working bionic eye.

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Science Saturday: Volcano Eruptions + Pickle Comet + Parallel Universes + Everest Cellphones + more October 30, 2010

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

This week, on a late edition of Science Saturday, experience volcanic eruptions around the world, spot a pickle-shaped comet, make a call to Mount Everest, and discover parallel universes. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: epic iPhone costume!

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Roberto Orci Reveals Star Trek Sequel Tidbit In NYT Article About iPad – Is T’Pring In Sequel? October 25, 2010

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

One again Apple’s new iPad has crossed paths with Star Trek, this time revealing a tidbit about the upcoming sequel. Today the New York Times has an article about iPads being used in Hollywood, with an example of how Star Trek co-writer Roberto Orci used his in a meeting with the Star Trek ‘Supreme Court’, excerpt below.

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Science Friday: Exploring Strange New Worlds Edition October 22, 2010

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

Welcome to a very exciting edition of Science Friday! This week, explore the moon, Mars, and beyond. Help design the next lunar base, contribute to the 100-year starship project, volunteer for a one-way journey to Mars, and explore the edge of our own planet. All this and more plus our self-replicating gadget of the week: the MakerLegoBot.

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Science Friday: Chilean Mine Rescue Science + NASA’s New Budget + Spaceship Two Takes Off + Google Car & Hydro Scooter October 15, 2010

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

Celebrate with the newly rescued Chilean miners, watch the new NASA bill become law, build a base on the moon with Buzz Aldrin, and go for a ride in SpaceShipTwo on its first solo flight. All this and much more including Google’s self-driving car and our gadget of the week: the HydroBOB underwater scooter!

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Science Saturday: Martian Plane + Toxic Sludge + Year of the Solar System + Self-tying Shoes + more October 9, 2010

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

Welcome to another Science Friday Saturday! This week, run from a toxic red sludge in Hungary, celebrate the Year of the Solar System, explore the depths of the Earth in a volcano, and do a 450 MPH fly-over of Mars. All this and much more including our gadget of the week: Back to the Future-style auto-tying shoes and a gadget poll with some Star Trek tech!

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Science Friday: Real Tractor Beam + Another Earth? + Ancient Whale + Jupiter Lights Up + Shirt in a Can October 1, 2010

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

Wow, it’s been a while! A big welcome back to Science Friday, now broadcasting all the way from merry old England. This week we may have finally found another planet to live on, try out a real life tractor beam, discover a 3-million-year-old whale at the zoo, light up Jupiter’s atmosphere, and see the night sky pass overhead. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: Shirt in a Can!

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Samsung Preloading Star Trek On New 4G ‘Craft’ Phone September 21, 2010

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

Today Samsung and MetroPCS announced the launch of the first 4G LTE phone, the Samsung Craft (available now only in Las Vegas). And to show how futuristic their new phone is, they have chosen to include the a special bonus, the 2009 Star Trek movie built in. Details below.
 

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Check Out Prototype of Never-made Nokia Star Trek Phone [VIDEO + Pix] September 15, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Merchandise,Replicas,Science/Technology,Star Trek (2009 film),TOS , comments closed

Wouldn’t you like a mobile phone that was built to resemble a Star Trek communicator? Mobile phone maker Nokia, one of Paramount’s promotional partners for the 2009 Star Trek movie, actually built some prototypes of such a device. Below we have more details, video and photos of one of these very rare prototypes.

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LeVar Burton Wins Theater Award + Wins “LeWar” Against Conan O’Brien August 31, 2010

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

Last night Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton won an award at the 20th Annual NAACP Theater Awards. Burton was being honored. We have photos from the event below, plus more Burton news, including a report on his “LeWar” with Conan O’Brien.

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Science Saturday: Mars Hoax + New Solar System + Plastic Oil + Astronaut Simulator + Musical Ale August 28, 2010

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

Your humble science writer is on the road again, but I’ve still got you covered with this late edition of Science Saturday! This week, don’t believe the Mars hoax, discover multi-planet solar systems, turn plastic back into oil, and feel like a real astronaut. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: Tuned Pale Ale.

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Vote For Star Trek Theme To Be Final Shuttle Wakeup Music August 22, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Music,Science/Technology,TOS , comments closed

NASA is holding an online poll for what will be some of the final wakeup songs for the Space Shuttle program, and the original Star Trek theme is currently in second place. More info (including how you can vote) below. Plus we have a full history of NASA’s Star Trek wakeup songs (including audio clips). 

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Jeri Ryan: Star Trek Technobabble Helps With New Role August 20, 2010

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

One of the elements that distinguishes Star Trek from other sci-fi on the big and small screen, is an emphasis on the science in science fiction. This penchant for "technobabble" has been criticized by some, but now Star Trek Voyager actress Jeri Ryan says that it actually helped her in her new role.

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