Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive
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The photon torpedo was the most powerful weapon aboard a starship from the twenty-second through late twenty-fourth centuries. Unlike a directed-energy weapon like a phaser, a photon torpedo represents the ultimate evolution of a projectile or missile-like object. Whether fired from a launcher toward a target, left like a mine in interplanetary or interstellar space, bea med to a location by transporter, or detonated on impact or otherwise, its explosive force was unparalleled as far as destructive power goes.
'You know, I’ve never seen a sunrise . . . at least, not the way you see them,' says Geordi La Forge to Captain Picard. Like so many people before him, from either birth or a young age, Geordi appeared
destined to live his entire life without his sense of sight. But in the twenty-fourth century, technology had advanced to the point that, despite the Enterprise-D engineer not having a working connection between his eyes and his brain via the optic nerves, a prosthetic device known as a VISOR (for Visual Instrument and Sensory Organ Replacement) could overcome those limitations. The VISOR can not only transmit external visual information to his mind but show him the universe far beyond what human eyes can see. While we might know only a tiny fraction of the electromagnetic spectrum, visually, the VISOR enables the wearer, through a direct link to the optic nerve, to process information ranging from radio waves all the way up to ultraviolet light.
About the Author
Ethan Siegel is a PhD astrophysicist, science writer, author, (sometimes) professor of physics and astronomy, and longtime Star Trek fan. He has written for Forbes, Scientific American, NASA's Space Place, and many other print and online publications. His award-winning science blog, Starts with a Bang, has been educating the world since 2008.
- Item Weight : 2.05 pounds
- Hardcover : 216 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0760352632
- ISBN-10 : 0760352631
- Dimensions : 8.75 x 0.88 x 8.75 inches
- Publisher : Voyageur Press (October 15, 2017)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #212,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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However, the explanation of the physical viewpoint about the interstellar navigation theory described in this book is weak.
A description like the following journal (JSAER: Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research) paper below is expected.
"Theoretical Consideration of Star Trek’s Space Navigation" Page No. 202-215.
Top reviews from other countries
Some may think this is just another book talking about the fictional technology within the Star Trek universe. This is not that.
It's actually really eye opening to see just how close real science is to recreating - or rather creating for the first time in the real world - the sort of fanciful technology we've come to love in our sci-fi.
Hab es jetzt schon 2x gelesen und bin noch immer begeistert.