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This Neural Network Is Hilariously Bad At Describing Outer Space

Lion fish. Petri dish. Dough. According to one very befuddled artificial neural network, all of these things can be found in the short intro to Star Trek: The Next Generation.


How Close Are We To Creating A Star Trek-Like 'Holodeck'?

Hundreds of years, if it’s possible at all. There are several main technologies that are on display in a holodeck, some of which we are closer to and some of which we are further away from.


This Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator Is Bad News For My Friends

I grew up watching Star Trek. In many cases, I speak in starship captain quotes and other Final Frontier sayings: “Make it so,””he’s dead, Jim,” “Khan!” You name it. But this $US150, bluetooth-equipped Star Trek communicator is going to enable my bad habits even further — and my friends will hate me for it.


Are Any Of These Fictional Space Habitats Actually Possible?

Humanity’s future in space is one of endless theories, plans, and concepts. Will we float among the stars in crazy spaceships? Will we set up small camps that sprawl into townships that grow into cities, or is an orbital mothership more human friendly?


Paramount Invites Fan To Pitch New Star Trek TV Series

We could all go for a new TV series of Star Trek, but it’s hard to imagine it being in a form Gene Roddenberry — or serious Trekkies — would approve of. There have been rumblings Paramount is considering a revival and if recent news is anything to go by, the entertainment giant might be more keen than we previously thought.


The Ultimate Guide To Analogue Control Panels In Sci-Fi Movies

Production design is one of the most underrated aspects of filmmaking and fictional consoles and interfaces can have an actual impact on those we’re sitting in front of in the real world.


Watch 600 Years Of The USS Enterprise In 40 Seconds

The Star Trek franchise lives on in movie form, but before it got its shiny, lens-flare filled reboot, the USS Enterprise was portrayed in many shapes and sizes via various TV series. This short video shows the different variations of the vessel, from ocean-faring ship to interstellar cruiser.



Watch Adam Savage Build The Ultimate Captain's Chair

Admit it: you’ve looked longingly at Captain Kirk’s bulky but oddly attractive leather chair and thought “yes, I need that in my life.” It’s ok. We all have. Even Adam Savage. Especially Adam Savage.


A New Type Of Dyson Sphere May Be Nearly Impossible To Detect

Over fifty years ago, physicist Freeman Dyson proposed an awesome, if slightly insane, idea: That an advanced alien civilisation might construct a massive, energy-harvesting sphere around its star, and bunk up inside.


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