Star Trek

Microsoft Invents The Holodeck. For Your Lounge.

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Tech

Microsoft has unveiled a new gaming concept which transforms your entire living room into a holodeck. The 'RoomAlive' project was put together usin...

What's an API and Why It Matters to You

Alice Bonasio | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Tech
Alice Bonasio

"Researchers spend a lot of time looking through databases and organizing their citations and other materials. One of the things we did was use the APIs to develop features that would allow them to import articles directly from those databases to their Mendeley libraries, saving a lot of unnecessary clicking through, and extra hassle.

Has Simon Pegg Found A Way To Be In 'Star Wars' Movie?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Simon Pegg has given his biggest hint yet that he could be appearing in JJ Abrams' much-hyped reboot of Star Wars. The British star, who worked wi...

How Simon Pegg Pranked Benedict Cumberbatch Into Forgetting His Lines

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Simon Pegg has revealed how he made Benedict Cumberbatch almost forget his lines, with a prank on the 'Star Trek into Darkness' set. The 'Hot Fuzz...

Name Your Own Alien Planet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech

From 2015 you'll finally be able to name your own planet, ending a policy that has resulted in some of our most fascinating discoveries being titled '...

New Culture Secretary Reveals Unlikely Political Inspiration

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK

Sajid Javid, the new culture secretary, quoted Star Trek as an unlikely source of political inspiration as he gave his first keynote speech about the ...

Turn Your Nerf Gun Into A Sci-Fi Weapon

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech

Nerf guns are absolutely not just for kids, as this office-based apocalypse will demonstrate. Imagine then being able to turn your humble Nerf gun int...

Who Has The Best Spaceship?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

This week sees the premiere of a brand new sci-fi drama on Sky Arts - 'Space Age'. The joint screenwriting debut for Nick Moran and Ralf Little, t...

Revealed: The Inspiration Behind The World Cup 2014 Logo

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Comedy

Or rather: someone... We presume that when the designer produced the sketches, Fifa said "Make it so". SEE ALSO: England's World Cup Squad -...

Nasa Gives Highest Honour To Make-Believe Space Captain (And Actual Human Legend)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Tech

William Shatner has spent more time than most exploring space - kind of - so it's only befitting that he's been honoured by Nasa. The Star Trek leg...

'Star Trek' Actor Chris Pleads Guilty To DUI

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘Star Trek’ actor Chris Pine has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (DUI) in a hearing at Ashburton court in New Zealand. According...

This Video Shows What It's Like To Fly Through The Known Universe

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Tech

In Star Trek the Enterprise shooting off at warp speed looked amazing - but obviously kind of fake. Surely the vast number of galaxies out there re...

'Star Trek' Actor Chris Arrested In New Zealand

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘Star Trek’ actor Chris Pine has reportedly been arrested for DUI in New Zealand. The 33-year-old actor was busted at a sobriety checkpoint w...

Spock The Difference

Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Beam me up, Jessie! Do you think Jessie J was watching too much 'Star Trek' before her latest trip to the hair dressers? Certainly looks like it, h...

'Star Trek' Legend Diagnosed With Serious Lung Disease

Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Star Trek' legend Leonard Nimoy has been diagnosed with a serious lung disease. The actor - who played Spock in the sci-fi series - is suffering f...

Mystery Mars Rock: This Space Star Has Demanded A Nasa Investigation

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Tech

When a strange, jelly doughnut-shaped rock suddenly appeared in front of the venerable Mars rover Opportunity a few weeks ago, many people demanded Na...

The Scientists Have Got Their Priorities Wrong - We Need Fewer Death Robots and More Hoverboards

Matt Lacey | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

Next year we'll reach the year in which Back to the Future is set, and though there's a disappointing lack of hoverboards around, a number of their other predictions proved to be fairly prophetic.

Captain Picard Sings 'Let It Snow!'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Comedy

A tip of the hat to James Covenant for this festive bauble - Patrick Stewart's rendition of a Christmas classic, using his character's signature catch...

The Pointy-Eared Robot and the Republican

James Christie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

We were very lucky. Mum turned out to be one of the 3-5% percent of senior citizens who recover from a hip fracture without surgery, she only spent eight days in hospital and there is a good chance she will be able to enjoy the rural life for a few years more.

What Can Your Data Analytics Team Learn From Star Trek?

Andy Cotgreave | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Tech
Andy Cotgreave

As anyone who's ever been part of a data analytics team will tell you, the search for insight into data can sometimes seem like a Star Trek-like voyage into the unknown realms of deep space. So what can Star Trek teach us about the way we interact with and explore our data?

Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary Show Should Ignore the Fans

Pat Higgins | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

I've got a list of stuff I'd like to see for the 50th anniversary. Of course I have; I'm a fan, and have been since I was a kid. I've also probably got my hopes up way too high.

The Connection Between 'Star Trek' and 'Glee'

Olly Lennard | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Olly Lennard

The shady tribes of people who manufacture television reportedly bandy the word 'aspiration' around quite often. 'Aspirational programming' is a genre-spanning term defining shows typically featuring healthy, conventionally attractive people leading comfortable, fun happy lives...

The 61 Errors In 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Comedy

If, like most right-thinking people, you were slightly disappointed by the latest Star Trek movie, then be prepared to be disappointed by it all over ...

Captain Kirk Won't Boldly Go

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

It turns out Star Trek's Captain James T Kirk won't boldly go where very few have gone before... Sir Richard Branson has revealed actor William Sha...

WATCH: Star Trek Teleportation Prank

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Comedy

The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' PR machine has been in overdrive recently, promoting the release of the movie on DVD and Blinkbox. But when part of t...