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NASA Develops Star Trek-Inspired Gadgets That Can Heal Injured Astronauts and Eliminate Animal Testing

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Star Trek-inspired handheld gadgets, called BioReplicates and Scionic, are being developed by NASA. (NASA Develops Star Trek-Inspired Gadgets That Can Heal Injured Astronauts and Eliminate Animal...
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Is the 'Star Trek' holodeck about to become reality?

Is the 'Star Trek' holodeck about to become reality? | Learning from Star Trek | Scoop.it
Just like the real thing. (Is the 'Star Trek' holodeck about to become reality?: http://t.co/cJhFwYhUzo)
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BrainFall.com - Which Original Star Trek Character Are You?

You are Scotty. You are very mechanically skilled and love to work with your hands. You are constantly creating gadgets and trying to devise ways to make the world work faster and better.
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Real-life 'Star Trek' Tricorder Could Save Lives - Yahoo! News (blog)

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New 'Star Trek-style' magnetic space shield for astronauts - Indian Express

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Scientists are developing a Star Trek-style magnetic space shield that could be used to protect astronauts from harmful radiation given off by the Sun.
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How Google Goggles & Project Glass Makes Star Trek Technology a Reality | Star Trek News | TrekNews.net

How Google Goggles & Project Glass Makes Star Trek Technology a Reality | Star Trek News | TrekNews.net | Learning from Star Trek | Scoop.it
Surely, fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation will remember LeVar Burton's character, Geordi La Forge, one of the show’s most influential and inspiring...
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Power Searching with Google - Learn Advanced Tools to Search

Power Searching with Google - Learn Advanced Tools to Search | Learning from Star Trek | Scoop.it

This summer Google provided a two week course called Power Seraching with Google. Each class included videos and assignments and the course is now available to anyone who would like to improve their search technique. The six classes are:

Class 1 - Introduction

Class 2 - Interpreting Results

Class 3 - Advanced Techniques

Class 4 - Find Facts Faster

Class 5 - Checking Your Facts

Class 6 - Putting It All Together

As a bonus you may also watch a Power Watching with Search Experts Video and a Hang Out with Search Experts Video.

Take your time to explore the courses and enjoy learning how to be a power searcher!


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How Star Trek artists imagined the iPad... 23 years ago

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There are a lot of similarities between Apple's iPad and the mobile computing devices—known as PADDs—used in the Star Trek universe.
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8 Star Trek Gadgets That Are No Longer Fiction

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Forty-five years ago, the first episode of Star Trek aired on NBC.

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Star Trek Is Just Around the Corner

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Have you ever wished that technology and gadgets in your favorite sci-fi story were true? If you like Star Trek, this infographic will make your day.

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The Science of Star Trek [Infographic]

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So geeks, of all the technologies at display in the Star Trek universe, which do you hope we see become a reality in our lifetime?

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Which Star Trek Character Best Represents Your PM Leadership Style?

Which Star Trek Character Best Represents Your PM Leadership Style? | Learning from Star Trek | Scoop.it
Most people on the planet have seen at least one or two episodes of Star Trek, whether it’s the show from the 1960s, one of the newer TV series or a movie venue. Did you ever wonder how Star Trek characters stand up as far as leadership styles?

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Making the Science Fiction-Inspired Star Trek Tricorder a Reality

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A lot of exciting gadgets have been unveiled so far at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Yet none of these products have anywhere near the transformative potential of what Peter Diamandis unveiled. Diamandis introduced the new X Prize competition to "develop a mobile solution that can diagnose patients better than or equal to a panel of board certified physicians."


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Star Trek, meet SeaQuest: Physicists create water tractor beam - GMA News

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Both Star Trek and SeaQuest were revolutionary sci-fi shows for their time.
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NASA Starts Work on Real Life Star Trek Warp Drive

"Perhaps a Star Trek experience within our lifetime is not such a remote possibility." These are the words of Dr. Harold "Sonny" White, the Advanced Propulsion Theme Lead for the NASA Engineering Directorate. Dr. White and his colleagues don't just believe a real life warp drive is theoretically possible; they've already started the work to create one.

 

The answer lies precisely in those laws of physics. Dr. White and other physicists have found loopholes in some mathematical equations—loopholes that indicate that warping the space-time fabric is indeed possible.

 

Working at NASA Eagleworks—a skunkworks operation deep at NASA's Johnson Space Center—Dr. White's team is trying to find proof of those loopholes. They have "initiated an interferometer test bed that will try to generate and detect a microscopic instance of a little warp bubble" using an instrument called the White-Juday Warp Field Interferometer.

 

By creating one of these warp bubbles, the spaceship's engine will compress the space ahead and expand the space behind, moving it to another place without actually moving, and carrying none of the adverse effects of other travel methods. According to Dr. White, "by harnessing the physics of cosmic inflation, future spaceships crafted to satisfy the laws of these mathematical equations may actually be able to get somewhere unthinkably fast—and without adverse effects."

 

He says that, if everything is confirmed in these practical experiments, we would be able to create an engine that will get us to Alpha Centauri "in two weeks as measured by clocks here on Earth." The time will be the same in the spaceship and on Earth, he claims, and there will not be "tidal forces inside the bubble, no undue issues, and the proper acceleration is zero. When you turn the field on, everybody doesn't go slamming against the bulkhead, which would be a very short and sad trip."

 

Read more here: http://gizmodo.com/5942634/nasa-starts-development-of-real-life-star-trek-warp-drive

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Final Frontier? 'Star Trek' Tech Becoming Reality (Op-Ed) - Yahoo! News

Final Frontier? 'Star Trek' Tech Becoming Reality (Op-Ed)
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Beyond all the eye-popping special effects and all the top secret special revelations, the latest incarnation of "Star Trek" from director J.J.
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Scientists produce Star Trek-like deflector device for cancer-free ... - ExtremeTech

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Following the “Star Trek” – Magnetic shield coming soon - InSerbia News

Following the “Star Trek” – Magnetic shield coming soon - InSerbia News | Learning from Star Trek | Scoop.it
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“Star Trek” had excellent ideas, I admit. But they had to build all that. We developed the concept behind the shield after the revolution in understanding of plasma.
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HowStuffWorks "Top 10 'Star Trek' Technologies that Actually Came True"

HowStuffWorks "Top 10 'Star Trek' Technologies that Actually Came True" | Learning from Star Trek | Scoop.it
Some "Star Trek" technologies actually came into existence. Take a look at this list of the top 10 "Star Trek" technologies that you can use in real life.
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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | Learning from Star Trek | Scoop.it

A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably  prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic.

 

This post highlights these tools...

- What About Me?

- Vizualize.me;

- Piktochart;

- Easel.ly;

- Visual.ly;

- Infogr.am;

- Many Eyes;

- Venngage;

- iCharts;

- Dipity;

- TimelineJS;

- StatSilk;

- InFoto Free;

- Photo Stats;

- ChartsBin;

- Tableau Public;

- Creately;

- Gliffy;

- SIMILE; 

- Tagxedo;

- Wordle.

 

How do you choose? Know what you want to do then choose the tool that will meet your requirements.


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One step closer to the HoloDeck from Star Trek

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Microsoft Research has given us some cool stuff in the past and they don’t seem to be stopping any time soon. Today its the HoloDesk, a tool that lets you manipulate virtual 3D objects with yo... (Wow.

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Real-life science closes in on Star Trek: TNG with new device to hack into blind people's visual cortex to let them 'see'

Real-life science closes in on Star Trek: TNG with new device to hack into blind people's visual cortex to let them 'see' | Learning from Star Trek | Scoop.it
he Sensory Substitution Device, which uses an algorithm to translate visual data into sound, can actually activate the visual cortices of congenitally blind people, giving them the opportunity to see.

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Video: Star Trek-Inspired Medical Scanner Will Soon be Reality

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"Star Trek‘s Dr. Leonard McCoy was the renowned chief medical officer of the Starship Enterprise. The only thing McCoy is better known for other than his “I’m a doctor, not a…” catchphrases, is his use of the most technological advanced medical tools such as the Tricordor scanner. Researchers from the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering and Imperial College London are close to developing a medical scanner similar to McCoy’s Tricorder."


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15 fun facts about Star Trek [infographic] - Holy Kaw!

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#StarTrek: 15 fun facts about Star Trek [infographic] http://ow.ly/6lmyy #Collectables #Collecting #Collections...

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Star Trek Tricorder revisited: Toward a genre of medical scanners

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A hand-held scanner, reminiscent of the fictional Star Trek medical Tricorder, images blood vessels through the skin and projects a map onto the skin showing nurses exactly where to insert a needle.

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