NCC-1701 Pizza Cutter – Star Trek

via Gizmodo by Jason Chen on 9/21/10

NCC-1701 Pizza Cutter

Mozzarella: The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Pizza-Prize. Its ten-second mission: to divide strange new pies, to cut new slices and new portions, to boldly separate where no cutter has gone before. *Cue music* [Think Geek]

Spock to U.S. Air Force: ‘Set PHaSR to stun’

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We generally avoid the sci-fi related posts around here despite the fact that we’re run by the SciFi Channel, but we can’t pass up on two super-nerdy Star Trek-themed posts in one week. It may have taken 40 years, but the U.S. Air Force finally has developed what the crew of the Starship Enterprise had in their arsenal decades ago: a working stun gun. The Personal Halting and Stimulation Response or PHaSR stops people in their tracks when they fall down laughing at the nameā€¦ er, I mean they get blasted by a dazzling nonlethal beam of laser light, creating an effect similar to walking out from a dark movie theater into the bright sunshine. The idea is that you could use the PHaSR to control hostile crowds and for perimeter defense at checkpoints and the like. No word as to whether a nice pair of Ray Bans or Oakleys might prove to be an effective countermeasure against this menacing new weapons system, and who knows what kind of havoc you could wreak with a pair of mirror shades.

Via Gotta Have One

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