Alec Boliver

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Here Is The 'Star Wars' Sequel That Almost Replaced 'The Empire Strikes Back'

The strange thing is, it's a game George Lucas played himself, and he played a particularly interesting round of it back in the 1970's. It was a game that would not only determine the fate of what would eventually be <i>Episode V</i> of the <i>Star Wars</i> saga, but would also provide a crucial (if not …

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Star Wars: Episode VII casting - stars react, while the press start to speculate

Mark Hamill: Luke Skywalker<p><b>What they said</b><p>Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself)Finally I can officially say: I'M IN!!! #StarWars #StarWarsEpVIIApril 30, 2014<p><b>What others said</b><p>"They've got Mark in the gym," said Robert Englund, who played horror icon Freddie Krueger in multiple Nightmare on Elm Street films, of …

Watch NASA's Morpheus take to the air - then make a smooth landing

NASA's Morpheus lander has gone a long way since it crashed and burned in 2012. The agency's vertical landing and takeoff test vehicle now has a number of successful flights under its belt, including one that's just concluded at the Kennedy Space Center. On this most recent flight, the lander …

How To Make Powdered Booze At Home

Fluffy like confetti and just as liquorous as the bottled stuff<p>Some truths we rarely question. The sky is blue. The sun rises in the east. Cocktails are wet. But a new product, called Palcohol, aims to crumble our everyday expectations. It's an alcoholic beverage -- in powder form. Carry a …

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Starting Today, Google Maps Is A Time Machine

See progress (or decay) on the march, right on your computer screen.<p>Even as Google continues expanding its Maps—going as far as documenting polar bear migrations—the company has to regularly dispatch their Street View cars to places they've already been: cities change, and it takes another lap to …

Google Patents Contact Lens Camera, Will Help the Blind and Create Superhumans

Forget having a camera in your pocket. Heck, forget having a camera strapped to your face ala Google Glass. As a recently published patent shows, …

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth's First Cousin

Meet Kepler-186f, the closest thing to our planet ever discovered—and maybe our best shot at locating life elsewhere in the universe.<p>Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there's a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright …