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Tractor beam moves glass particles, potential for hoverboards and gravity guns at last

Tractor beam moves glass particles, potential for hoverboards and gravity guns at last

By 27 October 2014

A real world tractor beam has been developed and used by physicists to move glass particles. The tractor beam, which uses a single laser beam, was able to move tiny glass particles at up to 20 centimetres in distance. The beam both attracted and repelled... >>

This new cloaking device will make anything invisible, you can build it for £60

This new cloaking device will make anything invisible, you can build it for £60

By 29 September 2014

Cloaking devices aren't new in science fiction, with Star Trek and Harry Potter featuring them, but they are new to the real world. A few universities have reportedly created versions of them but this new cloak is particularly impressive, and cheap. The... >>

Tractor beam created in water, gravity guns here we come

Tractor beam created in water, gravity guns here we come

By 11 August 2014

A real-world tractor beam has been created for pulling-in and pushing-out objects. The catch? It's water only, for now. Next step, air control for gravity guns. Both Star Wars and Star Trek agree on one thing the future will hold – tractor beams. And... >>

Star Trek: The Next Generation watch face arrives on Android Wear

Star Trek: The Next Generation watch face arrives on Android Wear

By 16 July 2014

Android Wear smartwatches were always going to be home to modified watch faces. But this Star Trek: The Next Generation face is beyond awesome. The touchscreen UI found on this face came from Star Trek back when touchscreens weren't even really a thing.... >>

Star Trek fans rejoice, now you can shoot your TV with the Star Trek Phaser Universal Remote Control

Star Trek fans rejoice, now you can shoot your TV with the Star Trek Phaser Universal Remote Control

By 15 July 2014

The Wand Company has been carving a niche for itself in designing and releasing universal remote controls primarily for memorabilia collectors and sci-fi geeks and its latest, first unveiled during Comic-Con in San Diego, is bound to be very well received... >>

Star Trek smart sliding doors are finally a reality

Star Trek smart sliding doors are finally a reality

By 13 June 2014

Sliding doors were probably pretty futuristic when they first arrived with their sensors that spot people and open. But they've got a long way to go until they're smart. Current sliding doors are still nothing on the doors of Star Trek. These sci-fi... >>

Star Trek replicator could arrive in 12 months if theorised collider turns light into matter

Star Trek replicator could arrive in 12 months if theorised collider turns light into matter

By 19 May 2014

The dream of turning useless into valuable has been alive since Midas touched items to turn them to gold. Now scientists have apparently cracked how to turn light into matter, just like Star Trek's replicator. The theory was proposed way back in 1934... >>

Obsessed Star Trek fan spends £18,000 to transform basement into Starship Enterprise

Obsessed Star Trek fan spends £18,000 to transform basement into Starship Enterprise

By 20 January 2014

The image above is not of the "real" Starship Enterprise - it's actually a Quebec woman's basement. She's obsessed with the TV show Star Trek, if you couldn't already tell. In an interview with CNET, Lune Rainville admitted that she spent $30,000 (£18,000) to... >>

Turn your bathroom into a Star Trek transporter room, without the messy dematerialisation business

Turn your bathroom into a Star Trek transporter room, without the messy dematerialisation business

By 27 November 2013

If you don't fancy turning part of your home into a homage to Star Wars using the Death Star tiles Pocket-lint told you about a couple of days ago, how about Star Trek instead? Thanks to ThinkGeek in the US, you can have your own Star Trek transporter... >>

Acer Aspire R7 Star Trek edition to go up for auction, one of only 25 made

Acer Aspire R7 Star Trek edition to go up for auction, one of only 25 made

By 6 June 2013

Acer is to put up for auction a limited Star Trek Into Darkness edition of its Aspire R7 notebook. The laptop, which looks more like the Enterprise than a computer, is part of a special limited run of only 25 R7 limited edition notebooks to celebrate... >>


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