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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.


Watch ISS Astronauts Geek Out About Star Trek

The crew aboard the ISS conducted a long interview with radio station WTOP recently, covering everything from daily life aboard the ISS, to their Star Trek childhoods.


The ISS Has The Only Leonard Nimoy Tribute That Matters

Since Leonard Nimoy passed away yesterday, tributes have been pouring in from around the web. But this one, posted without comment from NASA astronaut Terry Virts aboard the ISS, is probably the most touching. LLAP.


Star Trek Captain's Chair Pool Float: Set Your Phasers To Fun In The Sun

Styled on the iconic captain’s chair that Kirk occupied during his time in command of the USS Enterprise, this inflatable pool float will undoubtedly make you feel more important than everyone else at the pool. So while you’re lounging around soaking up the sun, you can order others to get you drinks, fetch your towel, or fire on that Klingon D7-class battlecruiser.


Get Your Star Trek Silver Dollars From The Perth Mint

I’m not aware of any anniversaries or other events that would warrant the release of a Star Trek-themed coin from Perth Mint, yet, from tomorrow the company will be offering 99 per cent pure silver currency with either the original Enterprise or James Kirk himself slapped on the front.


Star Trek Versus Star Wars Is The Trailer We Had To Have

There’s not really much to the seemingly eternal Star Wars or Star Trek argument. Both are set in space but, really, they’re different styles of science fiction with their pros and cons. That said, we can still have a little fun setting them against each other — literally. You know, Star Destroyers blowing up the Enterprise and all that.


Patrick Stewart Is Totally Up For Playing Captain Picard Again

With Star Trek well and truly rebooted back in the Kirk days, even if we did get a new TV series, it’s unlikely it’d resemble anything like The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine or even the mixed bag of Enterprise. That doesn’t mean Jean-Luc Picard actor Patrick Stewart isn’t down for reprising his role, though it’d take more than the mere opportunity to lure him back to the captain’s chair.


The Trouble With Star Trek Transporters

Being a Trekkie for many years, I’m used to the cyclical fictional debates of whether a Klingon Bird-of-Prey would handedly defeat a Romulan Warbird. Don’t even get me started on Kirk versus Picard. But The Nerdist’s “Because Science” YouTube segment asks an interesting question: if you teleport somewhere, are you technically the same person on the other side?


Boldly Organise Your Files Where No One Has Organised Before

It doesn’t take much to convince a Star Trek fan to buy some Trek-related merchandise, but even non-Trekkies are going to find these fun paper clips hard to pass by. For $US20 (available sometime in July) this Trek-themed tin includes 20 paper clips shaped like the Starfleet delta insignia, and 20 paper clips shaped like the USS Enterprise.


How The Smithsonian Is Restoring The Original USS Enterprise Model 

The USS Enterprise is, in popular imagination, a futuristic spaceship. The actual USS Enterprise model used on the Star Trek show is, in reality, a 50-year-old creaker that has endured at least one misguided new paint job. The Smithsonian is hard at work restoring the model, though, and they have even got the National Zoo’s vet techs involved.


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