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Building Star Trek Clip Looks At Creating Real Phaser Technology

In a clip from Building Star Trek, Dr. Rob Afzal discusses his attempts to create a real world version of Star Trek‘s phaser technology. According to Afzal, the key breakthrough will be storing the power in a compact device. Currently, he’s scaled the required storage device down to small trailer. Building Star Trek airs September […]

Building Star Trek Clip Considers Real Life Cloaking Devices

In a clip from Building Star Trek, scientists consider if a Romulan style cloaking devices is technologically feasible. While it seems theoretically possible by warping space, a team at the University of Rochester is trying to accomplish it with more conventional, optical means. Building Star Trek airs September 4th on Smithsonian Channel.