Rogue one poster, beach, stormtroopers
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Released in December 2016, Rogue One has been at the top of the box office for three weeks. It has brought in a gross revenue of $844.5 million dollars and fans have generally given it positive reviews, with an 85% on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.2/10 on IMDb. Rogue One …

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SpaceX lands a rocket on a moving barge
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SpaceX Falcon 9 Barge Landing

On April 8th, the company SpaceX successfully landed the Falcon 9 rocket onto an unmanned barge that was approximately the size of a football field.  This was the company’s fifth attempt and was significant because it allowed the rocket to be reused, greatly decreasing the cost of space travel. It is estimated …

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Lockheed Martin is developing Athena laser cannon
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Lockheed Martin Laser Cannon

Lockheed Martin has recently begun producing a new laser weapon called ATHENA(Advanced Test High Energy Asset). Already the project has shown great potential for military use as it can disable targets miles away in mere seconds. Instead of causing a giant explosion like you might see in the movies, it …

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Star wars: The Force Awakens
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Movie Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Spoiler Alert! Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released on December 18th, 2015. Disney took a chance by releasing it in the winter. Most winter movies struggle to gross $100 million but Star Wars grossed an enormous $238 million opening. Clearly, Star Wars 7 is one of the most popular movies …

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Autonomous racecars will soon be taking over the track.
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The Future of Autonomous Racecars

Next year, Formula E is coming out with a new series of racing. However, this one will be different than any that has premiered before because Formula E is only allowing autonomous, electric cars. These autonomous racecars will have no driver and will have to be programmed beforehand to react to the …

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New pacemaker, medical care.
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The Pacemaker Powered by the Heart

First implemented in 1960, the pacemaker is an essential invention for over 3 million people worldwide with over 600,000 more people becoming dependent on them annually. In the body, the pacemaker is a device that regulates the heart by emitting electrical signals. However, this device’s need for a battery to …

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Philae lander on comet 67P
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Rosetta, Philae, and the Comet

Back in 2004, scientists from the European Space Agency sent out a satellite to observe the comet 67P, also known as Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Comet 67P is distinctly recognizable by its dual-lobed shape, similar to a massive rubber ducky. This has intrigued scientists because they wonder if the shape is the result …

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