Welcome to the day after Christmas (aka Boxing Day in many countries) edition of Science Friday. This week we take another look at Kirk’s magic fingers, celebrate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 8, discover new species with Google Earth, worry about NASA’s future, and protect the vulnerable from robot attack.
Articles by Kayla Iacovino
This week Science Friday is back with more exciting science news! Learn about Captain Kirk’s magic physics-breaking fingers, H2O and CO2 on alien worlds, a 2000-year-old computer, science in San Francisco, and more. All this plus our Gadget Gift Guide for the priciest gifts of 2008!
This week TrekMovie is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Star Trek: Insurrection. So, put your thinking caps on, and get ready for a very special Insurrection edition of our weekly science column. Have you ever wanted to know how the cloaking devices work, or what makes those Ba’ku metaphasic rings so very metaphasic? Well grab a seat. Here’s your chance to delve into the theoretical science of Star Trek: Insurrection!
Welcome back to Science Friday with this week’s jam packed edition. See a 10-ton rock fall from the sky, learn about the latest set-backs for MSL, discover why Antarctica is teaming with life, uncover hidden Martian glaciers, and put science back into politics. All this plus our gadget of the week in our ongoing Holiday gadget series: the best tech toys under $30.00!
With the unveiling of the new Trek trailer, the interweb continues to be abuzz with giddy Trek fans and non-fans alike. But, the science must continue! This week Science Friday brings you a naming contest for the new Mars rover, the world’s largest laser, zombified mammoths, tools lost in space, and more. All this plus our gadget of the week: the G-Speak Spatial Operating Environment.
Today, Star Trek: The Exhibition opened its second engagement in the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix, Arizona to plenty of eager fans. TrekMovie got an exclusive first look at the impressive traveling Trek exhibit, including being shown around by Mike and Denise Okuda. With tons of original costumes, prop replicas, and set recreations, fans and non-fans alike are sure to be engaged by this very well put together show.
Once again, it’s Science Friday! Get ready for the first ever images of alien worlds, happenings aboard the ISS (including how to get one in your happy meal), a final farewell to the Phoenix lander, turning trash into energy, the best inventions of 2008 and more! All this plus our gadget of the week: Honda’s robotic leg.
Welcome to Science Friday! This week, learn about how Trek-like technology could protect astronauts, get the latest on Trek’s science advisor in our newest Cassini Watch, read Mars Phoenix’s favorite tombstone quotations, see spherical satellites working along side our astronauts in the ISS, and see TrekMovie’s favorite Trek and science Halloween costumes! All this plus our gadget of the week: the Fortis IQ Blackboard watch!
Happy Halloween and welcome to a very spooky edition of Science Friday! Learn about a new artificial heart fit for a starship captain, how mini robots will build homes on Mars, portals from the Sun to the Earth, and a special Halloween sky show in the heavens. Also, don’t miss the top science Halloween costumes! All this and more plus our gadget of the week: Microsoft Second Light.
In an exciting example of how science follows science fiction, Epsilon Eridani, the star system rumored to contain Spock’s home world of Vulcan, may in fact be home to Earth-like planets. NASA’s Spitzer space telescope has observed asteroid belts orbiting the star that may indicate an Earth-like planet zone similar to our own. What will we find when we can take a closer look? Read on to learn more!
In this economy, you got to look to ways to save money…so this Science Friday takes a look at some low budget science including going to space in a microcraft (if you don’t mind the claustrophobia), making buildings on the moon without water, outsourcing moon missions to India and getting your X-Rays with Scotch Tape. And with all that money you save, you can afford the gadget of the week: the walking robotic plant of the future!
Put on your thinking caps, because it’s time for Science Friday! This week, we bring you a new Cassini Watch and Saturn’s southern cyclone, why “following the water” may not be enough for ET life, how a glass of shark’s blood a day keeps the doctor away, and mission status updates from the Mars Science Laboratory. All this plus our gadget of the week: the Objet Alaris30 3D printer makes like a Star Trek replicator.
It is time once again to engage your brain with this week’s Science Friday! Learn how to make gigantic liquid telescopes on the moon, see Mercury as never before, give the Phoenix lander an icy send-off, and put your TV in your pocket! All this plus our gadget of the week: The Hal-5 robotic suit that will turn you into Iron Man!
This week’s Science Friday is full of goodies including snow falling on the Phoenix Lander, what Mars sounds like, new views of Mercury, “Fusion Man” and his jet pack, new bionic finger tips, and a mysterious dark flow in space. All this plus our gadget of the week: The ExoFly — Mars’ first tour guide.
This week in Science Friday, planets in a nearby solar system are experiencing violent collisions while atoms at the LHC are not. The Phoenix Mars lander is still diggin’ away and takes a peek under a rock. New information is revealed about Saturn’s rings, and the newest and strangest dwarf planet is discovered. All this plus our gadget of the week: the Dodge EV.
Time to engage your brain with Science Friday’s news of happenings in the scientific community. The LHC deals with some first beam glitches, a spacecraft captures some neat movies of solar activity, scientists get the first direct images of an alien world, and water bears in space!. All this plus our gadget of the week: the cute and functional Rovio.
Well, the hubbub from the Large Hadron Collider’s first beam is over and it appears that we survived, for now. But, the Earth could be incinerated at any moment, so hurry up and enjoy this week’s edition of Science Friday with new rings of Saturn, new life forms on Earth, Mini submarines, and a gamma-ray burst mystery solved. All this plus our gadget of the week!
Whether you’ve been keeping up with Science Friday, been to The Google today, or stopped into your local online physics forum lately, you may have heard about the Large Hadron Collider — the “world’s largest atom smasher” which some said would create black holes that would gobble up the Earth. Well, first beam was today, and it appears that we are all still here.
Physicists are getting fidgety over next week’s launch of the Large Hadron Collider. In addition, new pseudo Trek Tech is in the works with an anti-invisibility cloak, and some micromachines are ready surgery. Plus, see the Phoenix Mars Lander’s latest theatrical masterpiece, find out why all of your silver wear is mysteriously sliding towards Florida, and more.
Today in Science Friday, the final tests for the Large Hadron Collider’s death ray proton beam have been a success. Is world domination next? Also, the Opportunity Mars Rover is climbing its way out of Victoria Crater. Plus, read about the newest space telescope, and how a high-tech glass of milk is just what the doctor ordered for your bones, and much more science fun.
This week on Science Friday, get updated on the latest antics of the Large Hadron Collider, a now void contract for NASA’s next-gen space suits, how Hubble is solving galactic mysteries, and an advance towards “micro-spacecraft”. All this plus our gadget of the week: The Ultimate Music Box, and our video of the week: Lightning in Slow-Mo!
This week in Science Friday we have an eclectic group of stories for you. First off, Carolyn Porco (Star Trek‘s science advisor) and Cassini have found the source of Enceladus’s icy jets. Next, meet the robot with a real brain. Then see the amateur discovered “cosmic ghost”, and take a tour of the Earth through geology via OneGeology’s Google-Earth-like interactive map. All of this plus our gadget of the week: The Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle.
This Science Friday we bring you Hubble’s 100,000th orbit of Earth, the world’s largest atom smasher, news about the Martian soil, artificial corneas, and in honor of 08/08/08, 8 things you didn’t know about the number 8. All this plus our gadget of the week: The Robotic, Camera-equipped pill.
This week Science Friday serves up some hot science news including a total solar eclipse happening today, a high-powered microscope for only $10, a lake discovered on Saturn’s moon Titan, NASA ‘tasting’ water on Mars, Virgin Galactic’s space tourism program, and our gadget of the week: “World’s First Practical Jetpack”!
J.J. Abrams is fond of saying that iPhones do more than an Original Series communicator (except speak directly to a ship in orbit, but lets not get picky). Recently Apple upgraded the iPhone software to '2.0' and launched the official Apple’s App Store. The service offers almost 1,000 free and paid apps in numerous categories. The only problem — a serious lack of Trek applications!
This week in Science Friday, we have more news coming in from NASA’s Phoenix lander, refrigerators in space, solving the mysteries of the Norhtern Lights, a lunar GPS system for future astronauts, and exploring possible cloud cities on Venus. All this plus our gadget of the week: Light Emitting T-Shirts by Phillips.
This week Science Friday has loaded up some of the best science news for you including an update on Mars’s Phoenix Lander, plans of some rogue NASA engineers, cannibalistic red spots on Jupiter, our galaxies hottest spot, and a lunar transit caught on tape. All this plus our video of the week: Revenge of the Nerd Girls and gadget of the week: Top 5 real Trek gadgets.
This week in Science Friday we have more news on just how much water there is in our solar system. And we meet the water bear — extreme solar system survivors. Plus we hear from Star Trek’s own Dr. Carolyn Porco speaking about the Cassini mission and learn the secrets to crazy alien technologies behind flying saucers. All this plus our gadget of the week: Seabreacher Submarine, and video of the week: visible magnetic fields.
Happy Independence Day to everyone in the US (and happy Friday to everyone else)! In honor of the 4th of July, we have compiled some fireworks facts, cool video and info on why fireworks aren’t the only thing lighting up tonight’s sky. Plus we have news on a possible Nexus, potential future V’Gers and much more.
This week is an exciting one for Mars scientists who found evidence for water ice and nutrients necessary for supporting life on the surface of Mars. Also in Mars news, the mystery of the "two-faced" planet might have been answered. This plus an accidental ‘electron spin’ discovery in the laboratory could lead to faster computers, a new ‘dermal skin regenerator’, and our gadget of the week: the GINA BMW shape-shifting car.