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

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.

Science Saturday: Mars Hoax + New Solar System + Plastic Oil + Astronaut Simulator + Musical Ale

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.

Science Saturday: Beautiful Phytoplankton + Sunken Champagne + VULCAN diffractometer + Healing Nanites & Gel + Laser Backpack

Welcome back to Science Saturday! This week, take a look at a gorgeous phytoplankton bloom, partake in 200-year-old champagne, use a VULCAN to design a car, watch nanites fight cancer, and apply some goop to what ails you. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: the 3D model creating laser backpack!

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!

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