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AlDaja

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#1 12 years ago

According to The Making of Star Trek, by Stephen Whitfield and Gene Roddenberry, the bridge design of the NCC-1701 was once considered for use by the real-life United States Navy, due to efficiency of its style and layout. The Navy has acknowledged in recent years that the design for the bridge layout of its Aegis-class destroyers was influenced heavily by certain design elements of the Enterprise bridge. (Source: Wikipedia)




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#2 12 years ago

microsoft was inspired by the star trek networked computers in TOS




Tommy MK1

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#3 12 years ago

Modern cellphones were inspired by Star Trek TOS, namely the communicators. 50 years ago we could not even imagen that we would have portible telephones with all kinds of functions. Ion propulsion was mentioned in several "Star Trek TOS" episodes in 1968 and later NASA's Deep Space 1, which launched in 1998, was the first spacecraft to use an ion engine as its primary propulsion, which was based on the idea of star treks ion propulsion.




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#4 12 years ago

Weapons in RnD for US Army are heading towards particle weapons like treks, the British army is experimenting with polarisable metals that when powered they can take RPG rounds with no damage,Stealth material was based off of cloaking devices




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#5 12 years ago

Several governments around the world are on the verge of major breakthroughs with a real star trek-like cloaking device...the most rumored being project Phoenix, which is apparently some sort of FY-22 type plane being developed by the US Army/Air Force that has memory cells inlayed within the skin of the plan that mimic its surroundings.




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#6 12 years ago

star trek is an inspiration to everything really




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#7 12 years ago

Did you lot watch star trek night on channel five in the UK-shatner explained thise in detail and how he was star trek-with his ego no wonder none of the other cast liked him much




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#8 12 years ago

go startrek thank you for the internet




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#9 12 years ago

I don't know where, but I thought I read an article about transparant aluminum being develloped and produced for the us military. This could be used for windows on tanks or policehelmets, which could stop a bullet, without damaging the aluminum. This would also be used on windows for spaceshuttles. Remember this is the "same" transparant aluminum as being showed in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home




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#10 12 years ago
Tommy MK1;3357047I don't know where, but I thought I read an article about transparant aluminum being develloped and produced for the us military. This could be used for windows on tanks or policehelmets, which could stop a bullet, without damaging the aluminum. This would also be used on windows for spaceshuttles. Remember this is the "same" transparant aluminum as being showed in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

actually the concept was introduced during the final stages of WWII, Gene just brought the concept into the fray.