Author of "Treknology" Ethan Siegel, PhD takes us inside his book and the wild inventions from the show's history.
Treknology: The Science of Star Trek From Tricorders to Warp Drive
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: The Science of Star Trek From Tricorders to Warp Drive (Voyageur Press) looks at over 25 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 in 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.
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