The science of Star Trek is not limited to just astronomical phenomena and starship technology. The series explores and borrows from many different aspects of modern-day astrobiology, chemistry, medical science, information technology and quantum physics. This Science Lab explores the latest modern-day research on all those different facets of science and how they are interpreted in the Star Trek universe. The Astrobiology database presents information on current developments in the search for that extra-terrestrial life. The Medical Science database features many of the medical advances seen in Star Trek - and how they are today being applied in modern healthcare today. The Star Trek Table of Elements is explored, as well as how Star Trek computer technology is being utilised today.
The possibility of time travel - a staple in Star Trek episodes - is examined, especially in light of modern-day developments in quantum physics. To access any of these databases, please click on the relevant buttons on the left of this console.