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Posts Tagged ‘Star Trek’

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Star Trek Sliding Doors (almost)

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Star Trek DoorsNow you can have the doors in your own home automatically slide open just like they do in retail stores with this automatic sliding door system. This DIY kit includes everything you need to upgrade your doors automatic sliders, giving your home a modern feel. Add a ThinkGeek - Star Trek Electronic Door Chime for the full effect.

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Enterprising Pizza Cutter

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

star-trek-enterprise-ship-pizza-slicerThis does compute! Slice your pizzas with this Star Trek Enterprise Ship Pizza Slicer! The Enterprise pizza slicer looks just like the classic Enterprise ship design made, but this pizza slicer is made of stainless steel, and makes a great gift for star trek fans.

Available from Amazon.com for $29.12 USD



Birth of the First Real Tricorder

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

NASA Gas TricorderMany years from now when Tricorders are common place, we just might look back on October 30th 2009 as the birth of the first real tricorder. While the iPhone currently has motion, sound, light, location, radio wave and distance sensors, Jing Li a physical scientist, along with several other researchers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California developed a working prototype of a harmful gas detector for the iPhone.

The team, working under the Cell-All program in the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, created a small stamp sized detector to be plugged in to an iPhone to “collect, process and transmit sensor data.” The sensor can detect and identify low concentrations of airborne ammonia, chlorine gas and methane.

[Via NASA]

John Hodgman Speaks to the President

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Working USB Star Trek Communicator

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

usbcomm_500Who needs an plain old VoIP phone when you can have a Mac OS X 10.5 compatible USB Star Trek Communicator VoIP phone. The scale replica features a built-in microphone and speaker with 21 sound effects, mute button, volume switch and 6 foot long USB cable. It even works with iChat.

[via thumbsUp!]

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