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Posts tagged Star Wars

February 7, 2014

 

Different colored laser beams intersect in the darkness

Real Lightsabers?

While science still has a long ways to go, new research gives us hope that we may be able to make a real lightsaber someday.

April 6, 2012

 

asian clam on beach

Attack Of The Clams

If you think the Clones on Star Wars were a threat, just wait until you hear about Asian clams.

December 5, 2010

 

star wars stormtroopers

7 Gifts for the Nerd in Your Life

Having trouble finding the perfectly geeky gift? A Moment of Science is here to help.

July 14, 2009

 

Several large locusts on the front grille of a truck

Collision Avoidance And Star Wars-Watching Locusts

Scientists are using knowledge gained from Star Wars-watching locusts to help cars of the future avoid collisions. Learn how on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Hold on a Parsec

One parsec is three point two six light years. And contrary to popular belief, a light year isn’t a unit of time at all! It’s also a unit of distance.

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