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You Mean Those Cheap Props on the Star Trek TV Show Might Really Work Today?

David Hinckley | Posted 09.01.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

The Smithsonian Channel special Building Star Trek turns out to be a fascinating rundown on how the cheap props of a cancelled 1960s television show f...

Calling All Trekkies: The Smithsonian Needs Your Help!

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment

The Smithsonian is restoring the original studio model of the Enterprise used on the "Star Trek" TV series -- and the institution is calling on fans o...

"Laundry Basket Case"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.03.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Life is a vicious cycle because there is always a laundry list of things to do. This is especially true if you have to do the laundry...

"Cool Customers"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima If you can't stand the heat, get out of the family room. Or, even better, buy a new air conditioner. That's what my wife, Sue, and I...

When Will We Build the Starship Enterprise?

Seth Shostak | Posted 02.09.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

When will we be able to floor the accelerator and get to another star system in a time that's short enough that the crew doesn't lose interest or simply start killing one another?

COOL: Computer Giant's 'Star Trek' Tribute Is SUPER Tiny

Posted 05.03.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 05/03/2013 10:06 AM EDT on The nanophysicists working at IBM appear to be Trekkies. In honor of the iconic...

Sci Fi Films Get 'Warp Speed' All Wrong, Students Say

Posted 01.15.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 01/15/2013 12:07 PM EST on The science fiction vision of stars flashing by as streaks when spaceships tra...

Engineer Petitions White House To Build Real-Life Starship

Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 01/04/2013 07:50 AM EST on An engineer is petitioning the White House to study the possibility of build...

Railroading John Edwards: Welcome to the Starship Enterprise

Lonna Saunders | Posted 07.22.2012 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Wouldn't it be better if Edwards were providing free legal backup to those who need it than in prison at a cost of thirty thousand dollars per year to us taxpayers?

Engineer Wants Us To Build Real-Life Starship Enterprise

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 05.14.2012 | Technology

A systems and electrical engineer who goes by BTE-Dan says we should build the USS Starship Enterprise and claims we can do it -- today. Nancy Atki...

Astoria Characters: The Resident Stargazer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's 9 p.m. At 31st and Ditmars, the stars are out. So is The Telescope Guy, Patrick Cannon. "You wanna see Jupiter?" he calls out as people crowd around him.

A Mindless Meld of "Star Trek" and the New Unemployment Rate

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

The U.S. Labor Department announced Friday that 539,000 people lost their jobs last month -- a dreadful total, but not as high as the 600,000-plus axed in March. Here are three reasons why the unemployment increase got slightly less awful...