Set course to Seattle, Warp Factor 1: Seattle’s EMP Museum’s new exhibit, “Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds,” celebrates 50 years of the TV series and movies and includes spaceship models, costumes and other memorabilia familiar to many fans, including a phaser from the original series.
Our reporter recommends you boldly go, but we advise away teams to avoid wearing red; crewmembers in red tunics never seemed to make it back to the ship.
Get your printer running: Airbus, Boeing’s main aeronautics rival, has unveiled a aluminum-alloy motorcycle frame that weighs just 13 pounds, looks like Swiss cheese, and was created using 3-D printing technology. A limited run of 50 bikes is being produced, available for $56,095 each.
If that’s beyond your means, Airbus also is offering a 3-D printed baseball card that can be placed in the spokes of a bicycle and used to similar effect.
Forgot the exchange rate: A Canadian citizen from Nanaimo, British Columbia, was charged with attempting to bribe U.S. Border Patrol agents when he was caught crossing the border with marijuana and shotgun shells. The man offered an agent two Canadian $100 bills to look the other way.
Dude, that’s only about $150 U.S. You’re coming from Nanaimo; at least offer the agent some Nanaimo bars.