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Op-Ed: Turn your smartphone into a real tricorder? New tech delivers

The famous Star Trek tricorder was the basis of so many story lines. The new take on tricorders uses a “hyperspectral” approach to analyze materials. As a scientific event, this is like inventing the first optical lens.

Death from cigarettes: Leonard Nimoy died urging others to quit

The death of Leonard Nimoy at 83 highlights the dangers of cigarettes and in his final year Mr. Spock made public his regret for decades of smoking. Diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in 2014 he began urging others to quit.

Leonard Nimoy dead at 83

Los Angeles - Leonard Nimoy, the American actor and director best known for his portrayal of Spock on 'Star Trek,' passed away Friday. He was 83.

Chris Pratt gets ripped for his role in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Special

This Sexiest Man Alive shed a whole lot of blood, sweat and pounds to portray the heroic leader of a band of extraterrestrial misfits. Pratt talks about his physical transformation for 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and how his pals keep him down-to-earth.

Shield in Van Allen belt protects Earth from 'killer' electrons

Boulder - A team of researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible shield about 7,200 miles above Earth. The shield protects the Earth from "killer" ultrarelativistic electrons which travel at near the speed of light.

Blu-ray/DVD Essentials: David Guintoli’s 'Grimm' fairytale life Special

The leading man of the hit supernatural fantasy series ‘Grimm’ discusses the evolution of his character throughout three seasons, how portraying a Wesen-hunter has informed the actor within, his hopes for Season 4 and his flirtation with narcissism.

Review: New on DVD for September 9 Special

This week’s releases include a couple of TV shows centering on vampires with a significant age difference; new takes on the adventures of the Enterprise; a superhero’s past comes back to haunt him; and a new man takes the time travelling helm.

Finalists named in Star Trek tricorder competition

Ten finalists have been chosen in a $10 million competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in the Star Trek series.

Canadian town of Vulcan using Indiegogo in a unique way

In what might one of the most unique ways to try and draw people to a town anywhere, Vulcan, Alberta is at the center of an Indiegogo campaign.

'Reading Rainbow' $1-million Kickstarter goal reached in a day

An emotional LeVar Burton reaches out to express his gratitude on Youtube when his campaign to bring back Reading Rainbow hits its goal of $1 million in only a day.

Former 'Star Trek' actress to voice film promoting geocentrism

Kate Mulgrew, who portrayed Captain Kathryn Janeway on 'Star Trek: Voyager,' is narrating a film that promotes the long disproven notion that the sun revolves around the earth.

Heroes: NBC commissions new series, to air in 2015

“Heroes” — the NBC science-fiction TV drama series created by Tim Kring — is to return to television in 2015, it has been revealed.

Mars Orbiter spots Star Trek logo in dunes on Mars

Tucson - This spooky image of dunes seemingly treading across the surface of Mars was acquired by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Dec. 30, 2013.

Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, sung in Klingon (VIDEO)

Well we never! “It’s Rick Astley, Jim, but not as we know it!” – Rick Astley’s 1987 hit, “Never Gonna Give You Up”, has been translated into Klingon.

‘Sherlock Forever’ and rumours persist of a Christmas special

Benedict Cumberbatch could continue playing Sherlock Holmes “forever”, while those pesky rumours of a Christmas special of the BBC’s hit drama have resurfaced once again.

Video: Original 'Captain Kirk' speaks to Chris Hadfield on ISS

With the new, upcoming Star Trek movie on the horizon, its interesting to look back on an interview between the original Captain Kirk and Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut on the ISS, held back in January.

'Star Trek Into Darkness' falls short of projections; still wins

It was able to knock off "Iron Man 3" at the top of the box office pile but wasn't able to hit the early projections. In fact, one could easily say "Star Trek Into Darkness" underperformed.

Relativity loophole makes Star Trek Enterprise warp possible

Physicists say there is a loophole in Einstein's general theory of relativity that could allow a space ship to travel faster-than-light, fulfilling the USS Enterprise fantasy of a warp drive with which Captain Kirk takes the Enterprise to "Warp II."

IRS under fire, apologizes for $60,000 'Star Trek' parody video

Washington - The IRS is under fire from Congress over a training video from a 2010 conference that parodies "Star Trek." Congress criticized the IRS for wasting taxpayer dollars after it was revealed that the video cost $60,000 to make.

'Vulcan' overwhelming choice of names for Pluto's smallest moons

Mountain View - Star Trek fans have reason to celebrate after learning their choice for the name of one of Pluto's smallest moon is the overwhelming favorite.

Update Hollywood J.J. Abrams directing Star Wars confirmed Disney

Star Trek director J.J. Abrams signed deal a on Thursday to direct Disney's new Star Wars film do in theaters in 2015. Abrams has his second Star Trek film 'Into the Darkness' scheduled for release May 17.

Catch a sneak peek of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' in IMAX 3D Special

'Star Trek' fans can now see the first 9 minutes of the hotly-anticipated, shrouded-in-secrecy sequel to the first film of the rebooted 'Star Trek' film franchise exclusively on 288 IMAX 3D screens throughout North America.

Mission Possible — New Paramount theme park planned for Kent UK

Swanscombe - A consortium of British developers has signed a licensing deal with Paramount Licensing, the licensing division of Hollywood based Paramount Pictures, for a new £2 billion pound theme park on the banks of the river Thames a few miles east of London.

Get ready to be immersed in the next 'Star Trek' film in May 2013

By the end of summer 2012, there just may be a super hero glut. But, that doesn't mean the box office will not be kind to those movies. So far, "The Avengers" is taking a huge piece of that summer blockbuster pie.

Sirsy, the little band with big sound Special

Get to know the two person band Sirsy and their unbelievable talent. These two nerds never save the best for last because their entire show is a roller coaster ride from start to finish.

Set phasers to stun: Man builds his own 'Star Trek' phaser

In a recent YouTube video an unknown man shows off a homemade working version of the famous "Star Trek" weapon -- the "phaser."

Bobbi Starr, a Nerdalicious Girlie Fantasy Special

A very personal and very fun interview with adult film siren and self-proclaimed nerd, Bobbi Starr. She talks about what it's like to be a women in the adult film industry. Bobbi will break all the stereotypes you think you know about porn.

Classic board game getting Trekkie treatment

Settlers of Catan, a classic role-playing board game designed by Klaus Teuber, will be releasing a version with a Stark Trek theme.

$10-million prize to design a 'real' Star Trek tricorder

Las Vegas - A prize of $10 million has been offered to the first person who can design a workable version of the Star Trek ‘tricorder’. The prize was announced at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show.

Captain Kirk beams down to Broadway

New York - Canadian actor William Shatner, best known for hemming the bridge of the Starship Enterprise as Captain Kirk, is taking his one man show to Broadway.
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This replica of a Tricorder lookalike similar to those seen in Gene Roddenberry's original Star Trek science fiction television series could be one inspiration to encourage 2012 Tricorder X PRIZE competitors to invent a real-life, high-tech, mobile gadget capable of diagnosing ailments as accurately as a committee of medical doctors.
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William Shatner, author of the new book "Shatner Rules."
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William Shatner, author of the new book "Shatner Rules."
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Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine star in the highly-anticipated 'Star Trek Into Darkness'
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William Shatner, author of the new book "Shatner Rules."
William Shatner  author of the new book  Shatner Rules.
William Shatner, author of the new book "Shatner Rules."
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A scene from the recently-released trailer for upcoming sequel 'Star Trek Into Darkness'
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William Shatner, author of the new book "Shatner Rules."
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William Shatner, author of the new book "Shatner Rules."
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Terry Farrell remembers her days on Trek and Becker.
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William Shatner, author of the new book "Shatner Rules."