Could the Planets in Star Wars Actually Support Life?

Could the Planets in Star Wars Actually Support Life?

The worlds of Star Wars are wonderful, exotic, and even beautiful. But are they scientifically plausible?

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How Fast Is Rey’s Speeder in the Star Wars Teaser?

How Fast Is Rey’s Speeder in the Star Wars Teaser?

We get another look at a speeder in the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. How fast was it moving? Video analysis included.

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An Imperial Officer From Star Wars Faces the Press

An Imperial Officer From Star Wars Faces the Press

Imagine if Grand Moff Tarkin had a publicist.

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Get Your Theories Ready: It’s the Force Awakens Teaser Screengrabs

Get Your Theories Ready: It’s the Force Awakens Teaser Screengrabs

We might not know much more than we did before, but that’s half the fun, isn’t it?

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The Radicalization of Jar Jar Binks

The Radicalization of Jar Jar Binks

When the author of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars took on The Phantom Menace, he turned the Gungan from embarrassing footnote to revolutionary.

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That Boeing Force Field? It Probably Won’t Ever Work

That Boeing Force Field? It Probably Won’t Ever Work

Boeing has a patent to protect humans from shockwaves caused by explosions. Is this a sci-fi force field? No, not really.

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Star Wars: Episode VIII Just Got a Release Date

Star Wars: Episode VIII Just Got a Release Date

Hope you’ve got Dec. 16, 2016 and May 26, 2017 blocked off on your calendars.

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Modern Star Trek Scenes, Now With the Original Starship

Modern Star Trek Scenes, Now With the Original Starship

An artist in San Francisco stitched photos of the starship Enterprise’s original TV model into Star Trek movies.

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Strategic Defense: Military Uses of the Moon & Asteroids (1983)

Strategic Defense: Military Uses of the Moon & Asteroids (1983)

On the evening of 23 March 1983, President Ronald Reagan addressed the people of the United States from the Oval Office. Citing aggressive moves on the part of the Soviet Union, he defended proposed increases in U.S. military spending and the introduction of new missiles and bombers. He then called for a revolution in U.S. […]

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