An analytical look at the iconic technologies from the Star Trek universe, how they work in that world, and how they have—or haven’t—crossed over into the real world. 

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The name Star Trek conjures images of faster-than-light spacecraft, holographic crew members, and phasers set to stun. Some of these incredible devices may still be far from our reach, but others have made the leap from science fiction to science fact—and now you can learn the science and engineering of what makes them tick. TREKNOLOGY: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive looks at over twenty-five iconic inventions from the complete history of the Star Trek television and film universe.

Author Ethan Siegel explores and profiles these dazzling technologies and their role Star Trek, the science behind how they work, and how close we are to achieving them in the real world today. This stunning collection is packed with 150 superb film and television stills, prop photography, and scientific diagrams to pull you into another world. Brace yourself for a detailed look at the inner workings of Star Trek’s computing capabilities, communications equipment, medical devices, and awe-inspiring ships. This book is one that no fan of Star Trek, or future tech, will want to miss.

The iconic Star Trek inventions explored include phasers, warp drive, tricorders, cloaking devices, transporters, tractor beams and many more. For the legions of Star Trek fans who’ve long wondered if the technology from the Trek universe could be feasible someday, Treknology has the answers.

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.

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An analytical look at the iconic technologies from the Star Trek universe, how they work in that world, and how they have—or haven't—crossed over into the real world.  The name Star Trek conjures images of faster-than-light spacecraft, holographic crew members, and phasers set to stun. Some of these incredible devices may still be far from our reach,...