Star Trek

‘Star Trek and Star Wars’ Tractor Beam Invented!

Eat your heart out Captain Kirk – tractor beam that uses SOUND can hold, move and even rotate objects without physical contact. We’ve all seen tractor beams in science fiction films from Star Trek to Star Wars to pull in smaller ships, but now a UK based team has developed an actual tractor beam that works. A sonic tractor beam Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex, in collaboration with Ultrahaptics, put together 64 miniature loudspeakers to create high-pitch…

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Real-life Star Trek Enterprise‬ ‘lands’ in China

Chinese businessman builds headquarters that look like the USS Enterprise starship. Definitely a case of make it so! Businessman and Trekkie Liu Dejian was granted a licence to boldly build where no one has built before, and spend a reported £100 million building the headquarters for NetDragon Websoft in China’s Fujian Province. Construction started in 2008 and ended in 2014, with the building featuring 30 foot metal slides between levels and automatic sliding gates. More Top Stories – Click Below Amazing Photo! Seagull ‘photobombs’ Red Arrows…

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A defaced Canadian $5 note (Twitter/Design Canada)

Spock Dollars – Live Long And Prosper…

Fans have been posting marked-up Canadian $5 banknotes in honour of Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy who played Spock. Social media users have been posting up photos of the altered banknotes that actually feature a former prime minister of Canada, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, following the death of Mr Nimoy. The Bank of Canada has reportedly said it’s not illegal to deface these banknotes, according to a report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), although there are laws that ban the reproduction of both sides of a current bill…

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The holodeck in your living room: Microsoft RoomAlive

Microsoft has developed the RoomAlive prototype that creates an augmented reality in a room – and has been compared to Star Trek’s famous holodeck. Imagine if you could turn your front room into something else or another place – and that you could interact with its inhabitants and immerse yourself in that environment? Microsoft has unveiled a system that could just be a step towards turning that into a reality. The RoomAlive project uses projectors, depth cameras and a computer to create an…

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