May 04, 2016 by admin Category: Events 0 comments

Happy Star Wars Day, and May the Fourth be with You!

We often talk with experts about how energy works on Earth. But what if they could use their knowledge to discuss how energy works in a galaxy far far away? Star Wars fans, this one’s for you.

For the geek in everyone, here’s some fun videos to celebrate the official, unofficial Star Wars Day.

-Video 1: 

A new MTV Cribs-style parody video attempts to answer that pressing question by taking viewers inside the mansion of one boastful minion.

Star Wars fans can look out for cameos from well-loved characters like Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett, C-3PO, R2-D2 and others as our host guides us through his palatial home.

There are also words of wisdom about Wookiees making “the sweetest milk”, before our host finally finds the droids that he is looking for.

Stay tuned until the very end so you don’t miss the fallout of Darth Vader’s arrival on the scene.

Star Wars fans can look out for cameos from well-loved characters like Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett, C-3PO, R2-D2 and others as our host guides us through his palatial home.

There are also words of wisdom about Wookiees making “the sweetest milk”, before our host finally finds the droids that he is looking for.

Stay tuned until the very end so you don’t miss the fallout of Darth Vader’s arrival on the scene.

-Video 2:

We often talk with experts about how energy works on Earth. But what if they could use their knowledge to discuss how energy works in a galaxy far far away? Star Wars fans, this one’s for you.

How much energy would it take to run a Death Star? What type of energy source could power a lightsaber? Experts from the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories are here to answer these questions and more about energy in the Star Wars films. Have a question of your own? Ask on social media using #StarWarsEnergy, or send us an email at newmedia@hq.doe.gov.

[Yoda voice]Answer your questions, these experts will. Hmm.[/Yoda voice]:

Cathy Plesko, an applied physicist from Los Alamos National Laboratory. Cathy uses supercomputers to model what happens when an asteroid hits a planet.
Peter Thelin, a master optician from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Peter’s expertise is cutting and shaping materials by hand so they can be used by Lawrence Livermore researchers to explore the universe.
Chris Ebbers, a physicist from Lawrence Livermore. Chris uses lasers to study crystals.
Vishal Patel, a researcher from Idaho National Laboratory’s Center for Space Nuclear Research. Vishal studies how new forms of nuclear power could fuel tomorrow’s spacecraft.

-Video 3:

It wouldn’t be a Star Wars Day with out an epic final battle scene to round your viewing experience. These parkour free runners engage in a light saber battle jam packed with special effects, fancy martial arts moves and lots of flips.

 

Happy Star Wars Day and #maythe4thbewithyou From us a Sundrop Solar

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