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James Kirk To Helm Ship

Thursday, October 31st, 2013


The man tapped to be the Captain of the Navy’s newest, most futuristic ship is none other than James Kirk.

Captain Kirk will be the captain of the USS Zumwalt.


Vulcan Wins!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

The final tally for the vote to name two moons of Pluto is in, and Vulcan has outpaced all its competitors.

Vulcan, and the second-place finisher, Cerberus, were the two top vote getters, with only Vulcan receiving over one hundred thousand votes.


NASA Attempting To Develop Tractor Beam

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

In a case of life imitating art, NASA is trying to develop a tractor beam.

Researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have received funding for a project to see if lasers can be used to capture stardust. The tests will be conducted on robotic space missions.


It’s Life, Jim, But Not As We Know It

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

A new bacteria discovered in Mono Lake in California is found to be unlike any other organism on the planet.

The bacteria, named GFAJ-1, has only trace elements of phosphorus, one of the so-called building blocks of life, instead, GFAJ-1 uses arsenic to live and arsenic is “embedded into their DNA, RNA and other basic underpinnings.”


VSS Enterprise Test Flight

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Several months after the WhiteKnightTwo (VMS Eve) made its first test flight to the stratosphere, the VSS Enterprise eight-person suborbital spaceship, which had remained attached to the mothership during that test flight, has made its own solo flight.

The VSS Enterprise, named after Star Trek‘s USS Enterprise, will be taking passengers, who will pony up $200,000 for the privilege, on short trips above the atmosphere.


Creation Hopes To Break Guiness World Record At Vegas Convention This Week

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

In addition to hosting over seventy Star Trek celebs at their annual Las Vegas Star Trek Convention, running this week from Thursday through Sunday at the Las Vegas Hilton, Creation Entertainment is gunning for the Guiness World Record for the “largest gathering of people dressed as Star Trek characters.”


Spock The Cat

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

A cat with a unique foot is being compared to a certain logical race of Star Trek beings.

Spock the cat was born with a malformed paw, which looks very much like the Vulcan hand salute.


‘Star Trek XI’ Nominated For Six Saturn Awards

Friday, February 19th, 2010

While no match for the Avatar juggernaut, J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek still received six nominations for the Saturn Awards today.

According to the full list of nominations posted on the SF Site, Star Trek was nominated as Best Science Fiction Film, while both director J.J. Abrams and writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were nominated in their respective categories. The full list of nominations for Trek, as well as the films it will be competing against, can be found below the jump:


Sir Patrick Stewart

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Patrick Stewart is due to be knighted in the New Year’s Honours List.

According to The Mirror,  Stewart, best-known to Star Trek fans for his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, will be knighted for his services to drama.

Stewart has an admirer in the Queen, who according to Palace sources is a huge fan of the sixty-nine-year old actor.

“It’s a fantastic accolade for a fantastic actor,” said an observer.


Star Trek XI Makes Academy Visual Effects List

Friday, December 11th, 2009

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the fifteen semi-finalists for the Oscar’s Best Visual Effects category.

Star Trek XI has made the first cut, joining other blockbusters from 2009 such as Avatar, 2012 and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen for consideration.


Star Trek XI Makes NBR Top Ten List

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

The National Board of Review (NBR) has announced their awards, and Star Trek XI has made the Ten Best Films List.

The NBR, founded in 1909, was originally an anti-censorship organization. Today, it honors excellence and freedom of expression in filmmaking.


NASA Scientist Creates First Tricorder

Monday, November 16th, 2009


Using an iPhone, sensor chip and programming, a NASA scientist creates a limited tricorder to sense trace amounts of certain gasses.

Jing Li and his team at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffet Field, California, used a silicon-sensing chip in micro-board with sixty-four nanosectors.

The device can detect even trace amounts of ammonia, methane and chlorine gas in the air. It can communicate the results to other iPhone or to a computer.

Transparent Aluminum Created

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Although not assisted by Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott, scientists have been able to create transparent aluminum.

As reported by Science Daily, a transparent form of aluminium was created by Oxford scientists by bombarding aluminium with the world’s most powerful soft x-ray laser.

Star Trek In Space

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

The astronauts of the space shuttle Atlantis woke up to a familiar theme song today.

As reported by Tech Fragments, not only have the astronauts had the latest Star Trek movie beamed up to them, but they have been awakened by Star Trek music.

The astronauts were treated to the familiar theme song from the original series when they awoke this morning.

The astronauts have a light schedule today after having made five spacewalks earlier in the week to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. They are due to return home on Friday.

To read more, head to the article located here. (more…)

Star Trek News Bullets

Friday, February 13th, 2009

‘Star Trek XI’ Sneak Peek at WonderCon, Starfleet cadet, ‘Star Trek’ QUOGS. (more…)