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Could We One Day Visit Mars Via The USS Enterprise?
2012-05-15 13:41:58

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Never underestimate the power of influence that Science Fiction has had on its fans. In the same way it´s influenced inventions such as 3D holographic Telepods, Star Trek is now influencing one systems and electrical engineer known as BTE-Dan to build the Enterprise. That´s right, Dan is urging the collective peoples of the World to fund and build the USS Enterprise. On his site BuildTheEnterprise.org – which has been going up and...

2012-02-20 11:29:46

Before firing up the dilithium crystals in your warp drive, you should know what you are getting into, said Lawrence Krauss, ASU Foundation Professor at Arizona State University. When applied to the known laws of physics, some features of Star Trek — the endearing science fiction franchise that hooked millions of viewers on the possibility of intergalactic space travel — don't always hold up. "For example, the transporter, is, alas, impossible, which is a real shame because I...

X Prize Offers $10M For Star Trek Medical Scanner
2012-01-12 14:24:18

A new contest was unveiled this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to see who can be the first to create a “tricorder” medical device like ones made famous by the iconic Star Trek franchise. The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize will award $10 million to the first team to create a functional, hand-held tool that allows medical experts to scan for 15 diseases and a handful of “key health metrics”. The rules stipulate that the device can have a...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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