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Quantum Teleportation Experiments Hailed A Success
2014-06-02 04:50:22

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world of Gene Roddenberry has given us so many things that seemed an impossibility when we first saw them on the fantastical science-fiction television show Star Trek. All you need do is visit your local grocery store for the sliding doors triggered by an electronic eye, or reach into your own pocket for a personal communications device. The one thing that seemed too impossible, however, was the transporter, a teleportation...

Beam Me Up Scotty: Physicists Calculate Energy Needed For Teleportation
2013-07-30 13:53:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Physics students have determined what energy it would take in order for the fictional Star Trek character Scotty to beam up Captain Kirk. Four University of Leicester physics students published a paper in the School's Journal of Physics Special Topics explaining that the energy required to teleport one person is shown to be dependent on bandwidth, meaning a decrease in time creates an increase in power consumption. In order for a...

2005-07-20 11:39:30

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor James Doohan, best known as Scotty, the feisty, Scottish-accented chief engineer on television's original "Star Trek" series, died on Wednesday at his home in Redmond, Washington, his manager said. He was 85. Doohan, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease last summer, died of complications from that degenerative illness and pneumonia, Steve Stevens told Reuters. A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Doohan was a prolific voice actor on Canadian radio...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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