Set phasers to “nerd”! This summer I’ll be schooling the kids on classic Star Trek and Babylon 5.
This nerd’s geek heart grew three sizes today. Ubernerds are restoring the Gallileo set piece from the original Star Trek.
Dedicated fans are giving new life to the shuttlecraft used in the original “Star Trek” television series.
Two “Star Trek” fans are a couple of weeks away from fully restoring the last surviving large set [...]
Be still, my nerdy heart.
Steampunk — which has inspired books, art and fashion — hinges on the idea of a future in which we use steam, rather than oil or electricity, as our primary source of energy. Still confused? Think 19th-century fashion and technology, but applied to a futuristic world. Or check out bing [...]
The X Files did a good job of embracing the mobile phone to advance the plot. One character is sneaking around a warehouse, while another character is in a lab coat, frowning at a test tube. One calls the other, they quickly explain (for the benefit of the audience) what they are doing, and then [...]
Fascinating. Barsalou then goes all math geek and applies to the data the Bayes’ Theorem formula for calculating conditional probabilities. After a little mathematical shake and bake, he determines there is a 61.9 percent chance that any given casualty is wearing a red shirt. That still sounds high, but it’s not really once you consider [...]
I don’t know what the text I wrote means, I just like it.
Oh, phooey. I tried to save my image with my iPad, but it didn’t work. Well, it was fun anyway.
PULP-O-MIZER: the custom pulp magazine cover generator.
In one version of Hawking’s eulogistic story, we praise the smartest person in the world, the brilliant physicist, one of the greatest cosmologists of our time. He fits perfectly well with our conception of how science and its heroes work: To be a genius all one needs is a powerful – a “beautiful” – mind. [...]
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