The Science of Submarine Warfare



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Force Master Chief Russell Mason & Rear Admiral Fritz Roegge I took a World Cinema class my sophomore year of college. My teacher, who had spent several years studying in Germany, insisted on showing us Das Boot (1981). Before that, my experience with submarines had included the Beatles hit, the…

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Science Speed Dating



Written by: Adam Fratto

Merry Wang, Autodesk (photo credit: Steve Lucero / BFA) “The future is cool. Don’t let anyone scare you into thinking otherwise.” —John Rogers “Multiply seven times seven. Take 49 steps right up to seventh heaven.” —Schoolhouse Rock  I had never attended one of The Science & Entertainment Exchange’s famous round-robin…

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The Future of Air & Space



Written by: Adam Fratto

Lt. General Steven Kwast, Dr. Yvonne Cagle, Dr. Jennifery Byrne, and Diana Williams “We went to the Moon as technicians; we returned as humanitarians.” —Edgar Mitchell, Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 14 Space is a big deal. Just ask the millions of Earthlings who turned up to theaters to watch Star…

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2016 NASCAR Tour



Written by: Adam Fratto

“It’s not about faith in technology. It’s about faith in people.” —Steve Jobs “If you’re not a race driver, stay the hell home. Don’t come here and grumble about going too fast. Get the hell out of the race car if you’ve got feathers on your legs or butt. Put…

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Another Night of Total Destruction



Written by: Ryan Hall

Superheroes smashing into buildings won’t do enough damage. An alien invasion probably won’t account for Will Smith saving the day. And robots taking over just feels overdone. So why must we worry about anyone else destroying our planet when we’re perfectly capable of doing it ourselves? In cinema today, the…

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Science, Strategy, and Tactics of Naval Warfare



Written by: Ryan Hall

“Science, Strategy and Tactics of Naval Warfare” was the title of one of the most recent Exchange events held at The Great Company and moderated by screenwriter Will Staples (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3). Guests fortunate enough to attend were treated to a panel of Navy experts who gave…

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Packing Your Bags for Interstellar Travel



Written by: Ryan Hall

“The Earth is the cradle of the mind—but one cannot eternally live in a cradle.” —Tsiolkovsky While the Russian rocket scientist quoted above may not have lived long enough to witness humans leaving Earth for space, I imagine he would be quite pleased to know not only how far we…

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Artificial Intelligence



Written by: Hannah Kaplan

A group of scientists and entertainers alike spent an evening at the SoHo House discussing the relevance of artificial intelligence (AI) in our everyday lives. Dr. Brian Milch went beyond a discussion of how AI works and posed the interesting question of whether or not this “machine approach to learning”…

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NASCAR Tour



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I was recently invited along with other entertainment executives, writers, and producers to spend the day at the Auto Club Raceway the weekend of a NASCAR race. I did not know much about NASCAR before arriving, but the energy was palpable. I arrived on a Friday morning with the main…

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Data, Digital Biology, and the 21st Century



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On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, SoHo House hosted The Science & Entertainment Exchange for a tantalizing peek into the bleeding edge of Synthetic Biology: its relatively short past, its current state, and its future potential. The Exchange welcomed Andrew Hessel, a researcher with Autodesk Inc.’s Bio/Nano Programmable Matter Group and…

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