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  •  "The Science of Star Trek" by Lawrence Krauss (3+ / 0-)
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    Diana in NoVa, RiveroftheWest, Brecht

    I thought it would be a relatively light read analyzing where we are scientifically today compared to Star Trek's tech, and how to get there.

    I still haven't gotten through that puppy.

    "I am not just a strange dude; I am a SUPER strange dude!" - Super Grover 2.0

    by DeathDlr73 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 12:48:10 PM PST

    •  Interesting, DeathDir73! (3+ / 0-)
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      DeathDlr73, RiveroftheWest, Brecht

      Haven't read that one, but I'm currently reading Flashpoint, a sci-fi novel set in the 25th century.  It's full of Arago drives, Weimann generators, heavy-duty computer cores, AI's that talk and have personalities, and fascinating high-tech gadgets like autochefs (dial up any kind of food you want) and handies.  A "handy" is a device that lets you scan someone's body remotely to ascertain his or her state of health (if you're a doctor) or whether he or she is carrying (if you're looking for hidden weapons).

      Hope you can get through The Science of Star Trek one day. :)

      "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

      by Diana in NoVa on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 02:05:20 PM PST

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      •  I'd like to, but quadratic equations aren't (1+ / 0-)
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        RiveroftheWest

        something I've kept up on these past few years. Seriously heavy-duty stuff, like taking on the Heisenberg Uncertainty Theory.

        "I am not just a strange dude; I am a SUPER strange dude!" - Super Grover 2.0

        by DeathDlr73 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 04:13:46 PM PST

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