Star Trek

In this May 2014, photo provided by Solar Roadways, Scott and Julie Brusaw stand for a photo on a prototype solar-panel parking area at their company's business in Sandpoint, Idaho. Scott Brusaw's idea for solar-powered roads has gone viral and raised more than $1.4 million in crowdsourced funding. Brusaw is proposing to pave driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways with hexagon-shaped solar panels that will produce electricity and could even propel electric cars. (AP Photo/Solar Roadways)

Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren’t meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, […]

07/11/2014

Cartoon studio founder Lou Scheimer dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lou Scheimer, who founded the Filmation animation studio that produced Saturday morning cartoons including “Fat Albert” and “The Archie Show,” has died. He was 84. Scheimer’s wife Mary Ann said Sunday […]

10/20/2013

The restored space shuttle Galileo from the 1960's television show Star Trek is unveiled at Space Center Houston Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Restored Star Trek ship Galileo arrives in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — When the smoke cleared and the music died down, Candy Torres could no longer contain herself. Looking at the shiny, restored Star Trek Galileo shuttlecraft sitting in Houston in all its TV […]

07/31/2013

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Star Trek creator to become part of space archive

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Remains of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, his wife and the actor who played Scotty will get a final resting place in the “Final Frontier” under plans announced Thursday to […]

06/20/2013

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IRS-dance video

WASHINGTON (AP) – In the latest black eye for the Internal Revenue Service, the agency provided Congress on Friday with another video featuring its employees, this one showing about a dozen of them line dancing […]

06/01/2013

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JJ Abrams boldly going from ‘Trek’ to ‘Star Wars’

LONDON (AP) — J.J. Abrams is master of one universe — and he’s about to try conquering another. The director who rebooted “Star Trek” for a new generation, sending the USS Enterprise out again to […]

05/13/2013

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Beam me up, Yoda: Obama won’t do ‘Jedi mind meld’

WASHINGTON (AP) — He’s not a dictator and won’t entertain the idea of a “Jedi mind meld” with opponents. There’s no “secret formula or special sauce” he can slip foes to make them see things his way.

03/01/2013

This image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows five moons orbiting the distant, icy dwarf planet Pluto. P5, circled, was the moon discovered in 2012. (Illustration credit: NASA, ESA, and L. Frattare)

Capt. Kirk’s Vulcan entry wins Pluto moons contest

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – “Star Trek” fans, rejoice. An online vote to name Pluto’s two newest, itty-bitty moons is over. And No. 1 is Vulcan, a name suggested by actor William Shatner, who played Capt. Kirk in the original “Star Trek” TV series.

02/25/2013

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Reports: JJ Abrams to direct next ‘Star Wars’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another universe of sci-fi fans has been put in the hands of J.J. Abrams. According to multiple trade reports, Abrams is set to direct the next installment of “Star Wars.”

01/24/2013

Tribble-naming contest marks Archives Month

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Anybody who doesn’t think this is the cutest little news story of the day must be a Klingon. The American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming is holding a “Name […]

10/04/2012

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