Tagged: sci-fi

Researchers at NASA Langley have created a type of autonomously self-healing material that will repair itself rapidly from bullet holes. 0

NASA Self-Healing Material Can Repair Bullet Holes

Space and military technology just got creepy this week, with an announcement that NASA Langley’s Advanced Materials and Processing Branch has now created a type of self-healing material that can autonomously repair itself. When tri-layered materials are punctured, a type of ‘ thiol–ene–trialkylborane’ resin polymer is released upon atmospheric oxygen exposure. The ballistics tests carried out by Langley reveal that while similar methods of self-healing materials have been implemented in the past, this new material reacts and responds much more rapidly to surface breach trauma. This specific type of resin was selected due to its reaction to compounds reliably present in human-occupied environments....

Leonard Nimoy's Season 2 Science Officer uniform is up for bid starting September 23rd. 0

Star Trek Spock Uniform Up For Auction

What would you pay to own a piece of television history? The late Leonard Nimoy’s uniform worn as Science Officer Spock during season 2 of The Original Series will be up for auction set for September 23rd at 2:00 PM, GMT +1. This historic wardrobe is listed among numerous other iconic props and sci-fi cinematic memorabilia from movies like Alien, Armageddon, Back to the Future, Blade Runner, Star Wars, The Dark Crystal, and the Doctor Who TV series. Bidding starts at a cool £25,000 and is expected to fetch between £50,000 – £70,000 (approximately $76,735 – $115,103 US Dollars).  According to the auction site,...