VISOR-Vision for the Blind

There's no other way to put this: surgeons at the University of Michigan Health System have built a working forerunner to the VISOR worn by Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge, chief engineer of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek:...

July 14, 2014

TREKNOSIS: The Borgkeeper's Apprentices

Do bees have anything to teach us? Aside from the best way to remove stingers, or the importance of pollination? Annalee Newitz over at io9 thinks yes, with an editorial encouragingly titled, "This video of a honeybee...

June 30, 2014

TREKNOSIS: Forged in Battle: Team Aezon's Origin

You may have heard about Team Aezon already. They're the youngest team competing for the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE – an incentivized competition challenging teams around the world to create a real-life, Sta...

June 16, 2014

TREKNOSIS: Making Dr. McCoy's Magic Pills Real

When was the last time you gave yourself a paper cut? Have you ever looked at the scar it left behind and wondered why that's the limit of our healing abilities? Suffer a small cut and you can more or less grow new sk...

June 02, 2014

TREKNOSIS: Living Well Beyond the (Dr. Ira) Graves

Stardate 42437.5: the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) is the closest ship in the sector when a distress call rings out from Gravesworld, home of the reclusive, brilliant cyberneticist Dr. Ira Graves, who is (gravely) term...

May 19, 2014