The name Star Trek conjures images of faster-than-light spacecraft, holographic crew members, and phasers set to stun. Some of these incredible devices may still be far from our reach, but others have made the leap from science fiction to science fact—and now you can learn the science and engineering of what makes them tick.Treknology looks at over twenty-five iconic inventions from the complete history of the Star Trek television and film universe. Author Ethan Siegel explores and profiles these dazzling technologies and their role Star Trek, the science behind how they work, and how close we are to achieving them in the real world today.This stunning collection is packed with 150 superb film and television stills, prop photography, and scientific diagrams to pull you into another world. Brace yourself for a detailed look at the inner workings of Star Trek’s computing capabilities, communications equipment, medical devices, and awe-inspiring ships. This book is one that no fan of Star Trek, or future tech, will want to miss.
- January 1, 1970KristineTreknology by Ethan Wright is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early November.A fancy cinematic picture of the technology used in Star Trek and how it is (and/or could be) sourced from real-life technology and space science, particularly cloaking devices, communicators, and transporters, just to name a few (that I'm still happily in the magic dark about).more
- January 1, 1970Eric DDispenses with too much speculation and dives right into how close modern science has gotten to many of Star Trek's most famous concepts and technologies.
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