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Could Star Trek's Invisibility Cloak Become a Reality?

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On Star Trek, the Romulans possess a cloaking device that renders its ship, the Bird-of-Prey, invisible. Now, years later, a group of scientists may have found a way to turn this technology into reality.

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When "Star Trek" first aired in 1966, it expanded the viewers' imaginations about what was possible in their lifetimes. Today, many of the space-age technologies displayed on the show, like space shuttles, cell phones, and desktop computers, have already gone from science fiction to science fact. Other innovations, like warp drive, teleportation, and medical tricorders are actively in development. Join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of "Star Trek" - a show that continues to inform, enrich, and inspire.

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  • David Gerrold
  • Nichelle Nichols
  • Dorothy Fontana
  • David Gerrold

    David Gerrold

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    David Gerrold is a screenwriter and science fiction author who wrote episodes of original series and animated series and also worked as a story editor on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Gerrold wrote the scripts for the original series' "The Trouble with Tribbles" and its sequel, the animated series' "More Tribbles, More Troubles". The first of these was nominated for a Hugo Award in the category "Best Dramatic Presentation", which he shared with Joseph Pevney.

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