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    Treknology : the science of Star Trek, from tricorders to warp drive / Ethan Siegel, PhD
    Book | Voyageur Press | 2017
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    Description
    216 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
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    Includes index.
    Summary
    Siegel profiles twenty-five iconic inventions from the Star trek television and film universe, explaining the science behind them. He also examines how close we are to achieving them in the real world. Some are pure fiction, some you're already using, and others are closer than you think!
    Contents
    Starship technology. Warp drive -- Tractor beams -- Transporters -- Impulse engines -- Transparent aluminum -- Antimatter containment -- Weapons and defense. Cloaking devices -- Deflector shields -- Phasers -- Photon torpedoes -- Communications. Subspace communication -- Communicators -- Universal translators -- Computing. Isolinear chips -- The holodeck and holograms -- The ship's computer -- PADDs -- Androids -- Civilian technology. Replicators -- Synthehol -- Automatic sliding doors -- Artificial gravity -- Medical and biological. Emergency medical holograms -- Cybernetic implants -- Human life extension -- Visors -- Hyposprays -- Tricorders -- Conclusion : make it so.
    Summary
    Explores over twenty-five iconic inventions from the complete history of the Star Trek television and film universe, including the warp drive, phasers, and tricorders.
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    Science of Star Trek, from tricorders to warp drive
    Star Trek Treknology
    ISBN
    9780760352632 (hc)
    0760352631 (hc)
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