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June 5, 2015
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Earthlike ‘Star Wars’ Tatooines may be common

Simulations dispute dogma: rocky planets may orbit many double stars Luke Skywalker’s home in “Star Wars” is the desert planet Tatooine, with twin sunsets because it orbits two stars. So far, only uninhabitable gas-giant planets have been identified circling such … Continue reading

January 18, 2014
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Facebook memes can evolve like genes

ANN ARBOR — What started as a politically liberal Facebook meme in support of health care reform morphed as it spread across the social network into hundreds of thousands of variations—some just a few words from the original, but others … Continue reading

May 17, 2013
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Brick by brick

Professor, author Robertson discusses innovation evolution at Lego When you hear Lego, if all you think about are shiny, plastic bricks and toys, think again. From a toy concept brought to life by a carpenter to tales of failed innovation … Continue reading

August 17, 2012
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Good Vibrations

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley Researchers Record First Direct Observations of Quantum Effects in an Optomechanical System A long-time staple of science fiction is the tractor beam, a technology in which light is used to move massive objects – recall … Continue reading

August 3, 2012
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Taking a Robotic Geologist to Mars

As Mars rover Curiosity makes its final approach to the Red Planet, two UA geoscientists are getting ready to help solve some of the mysteries of its geologic past. On Aug. 5, at about 10:30 p.m., an already busy summer … Continue reading

April 3, 2012
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‘Kinect Star Wars:’ A Tour de Force by Fans, for Fans

*Meet the Force-sensitive fans who helped bring the Star Wars universe to life in “Kinect Star Wars,” the ultimate Jedi experience for Padawans of all ages.* REDMOND, Wash. – Abby Lee walked into a Seattle toy store recently and purchased … Continue reading

October 16, 2011
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UChicago Launches Search for Distant Worlds

Since 1995, scientists have discovered approximately 600 planets around other stars, including 50 planets last month alone, and one that orbits two stars, like Tatooine in Star Wars. Detection of the first Earthlike planet remains elusive, however, and now the … Continue reading

September 16, 2011
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NASA’s Kepler Discovery Confirms First Planet Orbiting Two Stars

PASADENA, Calif. — The existence of a world with a double sunset, as portrayed in the film Star Wars more than 30 years ago, is now scientific fact. NASA’s Kepler mission has made the first unambiguous detection of a circumbinary … Continue reading