The Physics of Star TrekThe Physics of Star Trek



Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond.

Author: Lawrence M. Krauss

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465008636

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Page: 280

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How does the Star Trek universe stack up against the real universe? What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered "could this really happen?" will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.

Beyond Star TrekBeyond Star Trek



In the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the Star Trek universe to see how it stacked up against the real universe.

Author: Lawrence M. Krauss

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062040879

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Page: 208

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In the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the Star Trek universe to see how it stacked up against the real universe. Now, responding to requests for more as well as to a number of recent exciting discoveries in physics and astronomy, Krauss takes a provocative look at how the laws of physics relate to notions from our popular culture -- not only Star Trek, but other films, shows, and popular lore -- from Independence Day to Star Wars to The X-Files. What's the difference between a flying saucer and a flying pretzel? Why didn't the aliens in Independence Day have to bother invading Earth to destroy it? What's new with warp drives? What's the most likely scenario for doomsday? Are ESP and telekinesis impossible? What do clairvoyance and time travel have in common? How might quantum mechanics ultimately affect the fate of life in the universe?

TreknologyTreknology



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.

Author: Ethan Siegel

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760352632

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Page: 216

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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 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.

Science LogsScience Logs



After all, a six-foot-tall humanoid couldn’t possibly change into a four-pound bird. Or could he…? Star Trek Science Logs separates the fact from the fantasy.

Author: Andre Bormanis

Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek

ISBN: 0671009974

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Page: 320

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Explains scientific concepts used in specific episodes of the "Star Trek" television series, including ideas in planetology, space medicine, materials science, engineering, and exobiology

Fear of PhysicsFear of Physics



Rich with anecdotes and accessible examples, Fear of Physics nimbly ranges over the tools and thought behind the world of modern physics, taking the mystery out of what is essentially a very human intellectual endeavour.

Author: Lawrence M. Krauss

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465007134

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Page: 288

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"Assume the cow is a sphere." So begins this lively, irreverent, and informative look at everything from the physics of boiling water to cutting-edge research at the observable limits of the universe. Rich with anecdotes and accessible examples, Fear of Physics nimbly ranges over the tools and thought behind the world of modern physics, taking the mystery out of what is essentially a very human intellectual endeavour.

AtomAtom



With wit and insight, Krauss explicates cutting-edge science and reveals the surprising story of matter: what it is, where it came from, and where it’s going.

Author: Lawrence M. Krauss

Publisher: Hachette+ORM

ISBN: 9780759523210

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Page: 394

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The national bestselling author of The Physics of Star Trek returns with an “enthusiastic and entertaining” journey through the science of the cosmos (The Guardian, UK). Taking us on a millennia-spanning journey through the life of a single oxygen atom, physicist and author Lawrence M. Krauss traces the history of the cosmos from the Big Bang to the present—and on into the distant future. With wit and insight, Krauss explicates cutting-edge science and reveals the surprising story of matter: what it is, where it came from, and where it’s going. Along the way, this lively and accessible volume inspires wonder at the powers and unlikely events that conspired to create our solar system, our ecosystem, and us. “Lawrence Krauss has Carl Sagan’s knack of expanding the imagination and explaining the mysteries of the universe in simple terms.” —Stephen Hawking

Beyond Star TrekBeyond Star Trek



Krauss, the renowned theoretical physicist, takes a provocative look at how the laws of physics relate to notions from our popular culture -- not only Star Trek, but other films, shows, & popular lore -- from Independence Day to Star Wars ...

Author: Lawrence M. Krauss

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ISBN: 078819206X

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Page: 190

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Krauss, the renowned theoretical physicist, takes a provocative look at how the laws of physics relate to notions from our popular culture -- not only Star Trek, but other films, shows, & popular lore -- from Independence Day to Star Wars to The X-Files. Join him on a fun, mind-bending journey through the nature of alien visitation, interstellar travel -- including warp-drive systems -- consciousness, time, ESP, the probability of other life in the universe, & quantum reality. He has turned to his colleagues, including the foremost theoretical physicists in the world, asking them about the greatest unsolved mysteries of the universe. The answers will surprise you.

A Universe from NothingA Universe from Nothing



Provocative, challenging, and delightfully readable, this is a game-changing look at the most basic underpinning of existence and a powerful antidote to outmoded philosophical, religious, and scientific thinking.

Author: Lawrence M. Krauss

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 9781451624465

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Page: 240

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Bestselling author and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place. “Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?” One of the few prominent scientists today to have crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss describes the staggeringly beautiful experimental observations and mind-bending new theories that demonstrate not only can something arise from nothing, something will always arise from nothing. With a new preface about the significance of the discovery of the Higgs particle, A Universe from Nothing uses Krauss’s characteristic wry humor and wonderfully clear explanations to take us back to the beginning of the beginning, presenting the most recent evidence for how our universe evolved—and the implications for how it’s going to end. Provocative, challenging, and delightfully readable, this is a game-changing look at the most basic underpinning of existence and a powerful antidote to outmoded philosophical, religious, and scientific thinking.

A Universe From NothingA Universe From Nothing



A mind-bending trip back to the beginning of the beginning, A Universe from Nothing authoritatively presents the most recent evidence that explains how our universe evolved - and the implications for how it's going to end.

Author: Lawrence M. Krauss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471112690

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Page: 224

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Internationally renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Lawrence Krauss offers provocative, revelatory answers to the biggest philosophical questions: Where did our universe come from? Why does anything exist? And how is it all going to end? 'Why is there something rather than nothing?' is the question atheists and scientists are always asked, and until now there has not been a satisfying scientific answer. Today, exciting scientific advances provide new insight into this cosmological mystery: not only can something arise from nothing, but something will always arise from nothing. A mind-bending trip back to the beginning of the beginning, A Universe from Nothing authoritatively presents the most recent evidence that explains how our universe evolved - and the implications for how it's going to end. It will provoke, challenge, and delight readers to look at the most basic underpinnings of existence in a whole new way. In the words of Richard Dawkins: this could potentially be the most important scientific book since Darwin's On the Origin of Species.

My Grandma Loves This My Grandma Loves This



In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Physics of Star Trek.

Author: Andrew Stott

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 5458807170

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Page: 44

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Physics of Star Trek." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

The Pseudo Physics of Star TrekThe Pseudo Physics of Star Trek



This is because those two laws, namely, the conservation of Energy and Momentum, have been used to judge the fitness of other theories.

Author: Goran Dakov

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ISBN: 9798687621960

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Page: 31

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Scientists over the world claim that they are unbiased and accept claims only on the basis of evidence. However, since the 1970s, in the science of Physics, there have been two very successful theories - Einstein's Theory of General Relativity and Richard Feynman' version of Quantum mechanics. The later goes through extreme hoops to make itself conserve quantities such as Energy and momentum at the expense of making the math very complicated. This is because those two laws, namely, the conservation of Energy and Momentum, have been used to judge the fitness of other theories. Prior to Feynman, there were other Quantum Field Theories, which were kept secret as they did not conserve Energy and Momentum in a way that would prohibit useful devices made. Perhaps it was not possible to test these consequences of the theories back in the 70s.The book also says how the recently released computers supporting the PCIE 3.0 and 4.0 technologies could cause irritation in the throat which could be mistaken for covid-19 symptoms. Thus it will allow for fake covid-19 cases to be recorded te make the "right-wing" governments look bad.

Quantum Man Richard Feynman s Life in Science Great Discoveries Quantum Man Richard Feynman s Life in Science Great Discoveries



Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and a best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits.

Author: Lawrence M. Krauss

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393080544

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Page: 368

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"A worthy addition to the Feynman shelf and a welcome follow-up to the standard-bearer, James Gleick's Genius." —Kirkus Reviews Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and a best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits. From the death of Feynman’s childhood sweetheart during the Manhattan Project to his reluctant rise as a scientific icon, we see Feynman’s life through his science, providing a new understanding of the legacy of a man who has fascinated millions.

The Realization of Star Trek TechnologiesThe Realization of Star Trek Technologies



This book combines the vision of 1966 science fiction with the latest research in physics, biotechnology, and engineering.

Author: Mark Lasbury

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319409123

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Page: 320

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As Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary, the futuristic tools of Kirk, Spock, Scott, and McCoy continue to come to life. This book merges Star Trek scientific lore—how the science of the time informed the implementation of technology in the series—and the science as it is playing out today. Scientists and engineers have made and continue to develop replicators, teletransporters, tractor beams, and vision restoring visors. This book combines the vision of 1966 science fiction with the latest research in physics, biotechnology, and engineering.

QuintessenceQuintessence



In this new edition of The Fifth Essence, retitled Quintessence after the now widely accepted term for dark matter, Krauss shows how the dark matter problem is now connected with two of the hottest areas in recent cosmology: the fate of the ...

Author: Lawrence M. Krauss

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 009942228X

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Page: 356

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Will the universe continue to expand forever, reverse its expansion and begin to contract, or reach a delicately poised state where it simply persists forever? The answer depends on the amount and properties of matter in the universe, and that has given rise to one of the great paradoxes of modern cosmology; there is too little visible matter to account for the behaviour we can see. Over 90 percent of the universe consists of 'missing mass' or 'dark matter' - what Lawrence Krauss, in his classic book, termed the fifth essence. In this new edition of The Fifth Essence, retitled Quintessence after the now widely accepted term for dark matter, Krauss shows how the dark matter problem is now connected with two of the hottest areas in recent cosmology: the fate of the universe and the cosmological constant. With a new introduction, epilogue and chapter updates, Krauss updates his classic and shares one of the most stunning discoveries of recent years: an antigravity force that explains recent observations of a permanently expanding universe.

The Fifth EssenceThe Fifth Essence



Examines the work of scientists seeking to prove the existence of an elusive fifth essence, an invisible form of matter which may occupy ninety-percent of the universe

Author: Lawrence M. Krauss

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465023770

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Page: 342

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Examines the work of scientists seeking to prove the existence of an elusive fifth essence, an invisible form of matter which may occupy ninety-percent of the universe

Rise of the Federation Live by the CodeRise of the Federation Live by the Code



"Based upon Star Treka created by Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek: Enterprise created by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga."

Author: Christopher L. Bennett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476779133

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Page: 400

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"Based upon Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek: Enterprise created by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga."

Hiding in the MirrorHiding in the Mirror



Draws on the works of scientists, mathematicians, artists, and writers to consider the concept of alternate universes, exploring popular theories about such topics as black holes, life in other dimensions, and string theory.

Author: Lawrence Maxwell Krauss

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114220531

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Page: 276

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Draws on the works of scientists, mathematicians, artists, and writers to consider the concept of alternate universes, exploring popular theories about such topics as black holes, life in other dimensions, and string theory.