Scientists create Star Trek-style phaser?

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PostFri Nov 20, 2009 4:16 pm » by bugmenot


Scientists create Star Trek-style phaser that can both stun and revive creatures :dancing: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... tures.html

Scientists have created a Star Trek style phaser that can be used to both stun and revive creatures.

However so far the weapon, which uses a special form of light, has only been used on tiny worms, not menacing Klingons.

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Phasers set to stun: Scientists have developed a Star Trek-like weapon that can both paralyse and revive worms

Canadian researchers fed pinhead-sized worms with a solution containing the molecule dithienylethene.


This changed the molecular structure and colour of the worms when they were exposed to different light wavelengths.

When the scientists shone an ultraviolet light on the transparent creatures they turned blue and couldn't move. A beam of normal light then revived most of the worms although a few did not survive the process.

It is reminiscent of the fictional phaser used in the TV series Star Trek that could stun or kill adversaries using a beam of light.

Lead author Neil Branda from Simon Fraser University in Canada said the technology was like that used in transitional glasses that darken in sunlight but revert to clear in normal light.

At present doctors use light-sensitive materials and photo-reactions in medicine to treat certain forms of cancer and the study authors hope their research can contribute.

Dr Branda said: 'We aren't trying to pretend that it's important that we can turn on and off paralysis in worms. But it opens new opportunities for the use of light in medicine.'

The study has been published in the latest edition of Journal of the American Chemical Society.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... tures.html :banana:

hey slush this might come in handy for ya. you seem to atract nutters

canadian research as well

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PostSun Nov 22, 2009 7:26 pm » by TheDuck


Good post man missed this one so bump :D
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PostSun Nov 22, 2009 9:51 pm » by Willburnroach


maj - MAHJ

mupwI' yI'uchtaH!

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:flop: :cheers:

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PostSun Nov 22, 2009 10:29 pm » by Lucidlemondrop


willburnroach wrote:maj - MAHJ

mupwI' yI'uchtaH!

batlh bIHeghjaj

:flop: :cheers:



Willburn.............are you having a keyboard malfunction?

yI'uchtaH!


Hatchu! Bless you..........

On topic now........

I think these finding will be very important to future tech for both medicinal purposes and weapons............. :nails:
What a long strange trip it's been..............

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PostSun Nov 22, 2009 10:45 pm » by Sceptilief


Sweet!

We're getting closer to phasers, communicators, tricorders and even Warp Drive.

Thank You Gene Rodenberry.
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PostMon Nov 23, 2009 1:11 am » by Willburnroach


lucidlemondrop wrote:
willburnroach wrote:maj - MAHJ

mupwI' yI'uchtaH!

batlh bIHeghjaj

:flop: :cheers:



Willburn.............are you having a keyboard malfunction?

yI'uchtaH!


Hatchu! Bless you..........

On topic now........

I think these finding will be very important to future tech for both medicinal purposes and weapons............. :nails:


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maj - MAHJ - good (expressing satisfaction)

mupwI' yI'uchtaH! - MUUPWIH YIH UCHTAHH - Keep holding the hammer!

batlh bIHeghjaj - BATLEH BIH HEGHHJAHJ - MAY YOU DIE WELL

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PostMon Nov 23, 2009 1:25 am » by -Marduk-


willburnroach wrote:
Klingon

maj - MAHJ - good (expressing satisfaction)

mupwI' yI'uchtaH! - MUUPWIH YIH UCHTAHH - Keep holding the hammer!

batlh bIHeghjaj - BATLEH BIH HEGHHJAHJ - MAY YOU DIE WELL

Live long and prosper :alien:


Thx Dubya, now i have a reason to post sis crap...eheh :twisted:


Dad spoke only Klingon to child for three years

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Is this taking the whole Star Trek thing a teensie weensie bit too far? d’Armond Speers spoke only Klingon to his child for the first three years of its life. Klingon? Not Spanish, French, Mandarin? Not some gutteral genuflecting concoction from the deepest recesses of Borneo? Klingon? You heard it right.

“I was interested in the question of whether my son, going through his first language acquisition process, would acquire it like any human language,” Speers told the Minnesota Daily. “He was definitely starting to learn it.” And get this, Speers says he isn’t really a huge Star Trek fan.

Does the fact that Speers has a doctorate in computational linguistics explain anything — or excuse anything — here? Maybe. His child-rearing habits were part of a larger story on the company he advises, Ultralingua, which develops language and translation software. Including Klingon.

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