This zany two-person tent looks like a Star Trek shuttlecraft

May 31, 2016 by  
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Thanks to the latest creation by geek gear designer Dave Delisle , Trekkies can now set up camp and star gaze in true Star Trek style. The Star Trek Shuttlecraft Tent is a two-person tent shaped just like the actual shuttlecraft in the show. Oh, and the carrying case? When not in use, it splits apart to become the craft’s thrusters. Collaborating with The North Face, the design team created the shuttlecraft tent to be a compact replica of the Federation shuttle from the iconic series, although, unfortunately, it isn’t able to travel through the galaxy just yet. True trekkies will recognize the small, but authentic touches such as the entrance at the back, just like the true shuttlecraft. Related: Handmade Star Trek Coffee Table Looks Just Like the USS Enterprise The tent is a perfect gift for the trekkie in your life. And for all of you who are thinking that most Star Trek fans don’t, well, trek, Delisle would like to remind you that Star Trek V began with Kirk, Spock, and McCoy camping in the great outdoors . + Dave Delisle Via My Modern Met  

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T.Bar: enormous living green walls of lichen and moss line refreshing Panama Fusion restaurant

May 31, 2016 by  
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T.Bar, located in Panama City, took natural food a step further by bringing nature indoors. While the restaurant serves fast, causal food, they place an emphasis on natural, healthy fare. On their Facebook page they say they want guests to feel relaxed and cozy in their space, but they didn’t stop at comfy armchairs or the booth seating lining one wall. Flourishing plants really create an atmosphere of peace. Related: Nation’s largest green wall of native plants breathes life into SFMOMA According to a post written on Archilovers by Dos G Arquitectos founders Ivan Grippaldi and Ginette Gotti, they drew inspiration from the “inner courtyards that are so common in the old quarters of Europe.” Gotti and Grippaldi said they intentionally offered different types of seating for varying hours of the day, from the modern chairs designed for a quick lunch to the booths meant for those who can linger over a meal or cup of tea. According to the architects, T.Bar requested that patrons be able to watch their food being prepared, which they accomplished through ” a glass .” Concrete planters for the trees include tiny tables to allow patrons to get even closer to nature. The designers said this touch adds to the informal feel of the restaurant. Lichen and moss grow on living walls on both sides of the restaurant and in the back near the bathroom. The interior design of the restaurant takes green design literally, bringing the outdoors inside. Via Contemporist Images courtesy of Mosh Benjamin, Pro Pixel Panama

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Stanford engineers develop a Star Trek-style tricorder to detect early stage cancer

November 10, 2015 by  
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Science fiction television shows like Star Trek made popular the tricorder concept—a handheld device that can scan a person, object, or atmosphere and report on its health or makeup. Now, a team of Stanford electrical engineers have taken a giant leap for mankind toward a real device that can do just that. The team’s research theorizes that microwaves and ultrasound working together in a portable device could be capable of detecting hidden objects , be they plastic explosives or deadly tumors. Read the rest of Stanford engineers develop a Star Trek-style tricorder to detect early stage cancer

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Trekkie-run Chinese gaming company builds HQ as homage to Star Trek

May 22, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. China… the final frontier. These are the voyages of a building that looks remarkably similar to the starship Enterprise. In truth, there are not going to be any voyages for this Enterprise, because it is an earthbound building. The wonderfully named gaming and mobile company NetDragon Websoft has taken Trekdom where no one has gone before by designing its headquarters in Fuzhou, Fujian, China to be a remarkable accurate homage to one of the most iconic ships in the galaxy (though whether the Enterprise could make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs is still up for debate). Give in to the geekiness; resistance is futile. Read the rest of Trekkie-run Chinese gaming company builds HQ as homage to Star Trek Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: NetDragon , NetDragon Star Trek , space , star trek , Star Trek building , Star Trek headquarters , starship enterprise , trekkies , USS enterprise , USS Voyager

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Colorado Team Find Star Trek-Like Invisible Shield 7,200 Miles Above the Earth

November 28, 2014 by  
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Shields up! A team from the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered an “invisible shield” approximately 7,200 miles above Earth. The shield reportedly blocks so-called “killer electrons” that travel around the planet at near-light speed and can potentially threaten astronauts, fry satellites and damage electrical systems during solar storms. Read the rest of Colorado Team Find Star Trek-Like Invisible Shield 7,200 Miles Above the Earth Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electrons , killer electrons , light speed , radiation belt , radiation shield , star trek , Star Trek invisible belt , University of Colorado Boulder , Van Allen radiation belt

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Cradle Turns iPhone into Incredible Biosensor that Detects Pathogens and Environmental Toxins

May 31, 2013 by  
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You may have already suspected that your iPhone was capable of almost anything. Emailing, gaming, snapshots, video recording, satellite mapping-it certainly can accomplish an amazing number of tasks. Now, with just a little augmentation, it is also possible for your smartphone to function as a high-end biosensor for a fraction of the price. Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a wedge-shaped cradle that can detect and analyze bacteria, toxins, proteins, viruses, and other molecules using the phone’s built-in camera and processing capabilities. The iPhone’s GPS can even help to map the spread of pathogens and provide on-site evaluations of environmental conditions. Read the rest of Cradle Turns iPhone into Incredible Biosensor that Detects Pathogens and Environmental Toxins Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: analysis , Android , biosensor , cradle , gps , iPhone , nsf , pathogen , photonic crystal , portable , scanadu , spectrophotometer , star trek , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign        

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Scanadu Creates World’s First Star Trek-Style Medical Tricorder

May 22, 2013 by  
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Scanadu , a startup based at the NASA Ames Research Center , has made the science-fiction of Star Trek a reality by creating a non-invasive tricorder that, within 10 seconds, can gather medical information about a person and then relay it to their smartphone. The device, known as the Scanadu Scout , has been in development for over two years and can measure blood pressure, temperature, ECG, oximetry, heart rate and breathing rate. Read the rest of Scanadu Creates World’s First Star Trek-Style Medical Tricorder Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: medical device , medical diagnosis , medical tricorder , NASA Ames Research Center , scanadu , scanadu scout , star trek , tricorder , Yves Béhar        

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NASA Backs Star Trek-Style Replicator That Could 3D Print Pizza In Space!

May 21, 2013 by  
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In preparation for  Star Trek : Into Darkness,  we have been rewatching all of the old Next Generation episodes. One of the series’ most memorable moments is when a crew member casually walks over to a replicator and orders up dinner. Pudding, Klingon delicacies, and yes, even Picard’s “tea, Earl Grey, hot” is just a millisecond away. Now, NASA has announced that it will provide a $125,000 grant to a young mechanical engineer who’s working on a 3D printer that could (almost) do the same thing. Read the rest of NASA Backs Star Trek-Style Replicator That Could 3D Print Pizza In Space! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed , 3d printed food , 3D printing , Anjan Contractor , nasa , nutrition , replicator , space travel , star trek , Technology        

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NASA is Working on a Real-Life Star Trek Warp Drive

September 18, 2012 by  
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Warp drive – or travel at speeds faster than light – has long been one of the cornerstones of science fiction, however top NASA scientist Dr. Harold “Sonny” White recently stated that “a Star Trek experience within our lifetime is not such a remote possibility.” The Advanced Propulsion Theme Lead for the NASA Engineering Directorate wrote in a blog post on Icarus Interstellar : “At JSC, Eagleworks has initiated an interferometer test bed that will try to generate and detect a microscopic instance of a little warp bubble. Although this is just a tiny instance of the phenomena, it will be existence proof for the idea of perturbing space time—a “Chicago pile” moment, as it were.” Read the rest of NASA is Working on a Real-Life Star Trek Warp Drive Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dr harold sonny white , light speed , nasa , nasa advanced propulsion , nasa engineering directorate , star trek , warp drive

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Whole Foods First Company to Regulate Organic Beauty Products

September 18, 2012 by  
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Whole Foods just made history by becoming the first national retailer to personally ensure that all of the body care products on its store shelves are certified organic . There are currently no federal laws that mandate how the word organic can be used on personal care products, so Whole Foods went the extra mile by working with suppliers to ensure that they meet standards set by third party certifiers such as the USDA’s National Organic Program and the NSF/ANSI 305 Organic Personal Care Standard . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco friendly skincare , eco-fashion , Eco-Friendly Beauty , eco-friendly cosmetics , Ethical Fashion , green beauty , green fashion , natural beauty , natural cosmetics , natural skincare , organic beauty , organic cosmetics , organic skincare , sustainable beauty , sustainable cosmetics , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable skincare , sustainable style , U.S. Department of Agriculture , Whole Body , whole foods

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