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U.S.-Backed Force Could Cement a Kurdish Enclave in Syria

Advertisement BEIRUT, Lebanon — A plan to create a new American-backed, Kurdish-led border force in northeastern Syria has raised alarms in the region that the United States may be helping to cement an autonomous Kurdish enclave that could further divide the country. The 30,000-strong force, vehemently opposed by Russia, Turkey, ...

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The Physics of Plastic Sheets … and Their Invisible Force Fields?

When you wander around the internet, sometimes you can find some crazy stuff. Check this out: It’s an old account of a weird phenomena created by giant plastic sheets at 3M Corporation. In short, these fast-moving, electrically-charged plastic sheets created some type of effect that prevented humans from passing through ...

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In Which We Literally Calculate the Power of the Force

I have a tradition of doing a little analysis on one of my favorite movie franchises to celebrate Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You). Given that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story recently appeared on DVD and various streaming services, I think its OK to look at that film ...

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Review: Sphero Battle-Worn BB-8 with Force Band

Never mind Kylo Ren. The Force Awakens‘ most precocious character was BB-8, the globular droid that rolled across the deserts of Jakku and straight into our hearts. Now he can roll across your living room, and with Sphero’s new Force Band accessory, you can control the bot with a flick ...

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Hubble Sees the Force Awakening in a Newborn Star

Just in time for the release of the movie “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has photographed what looks like a cosmic, double-bladed lightsaber. In the center of the image, partially obscured by a dark, Jedi-like cloak of dust, a newborn star shoots twin jets ...

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