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Droids and The Force: How the Science in ‘Star Wars’ Is Actually Real

P.W. Singer

By P.W. Singer and August Cole (original source Wall Street Journal) 

“For a story that takes place “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” a great deal of the technology in the “Star Wars” series actually has parallels today on planet Earth. Part of the reason is, ironically, how long the franchise has been around. Concepts and ideas that were the stuff of science fiction when the first “Star Wars” movie came out in 1977 have had almost four decades of science to become real.

Here’s a look at a few of the technologies and scenes that you can tell fellow moviegoers are actually the real deal:”

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