Naval Aircraft Carrier Tour



Written by: Amy Brown

Recently, I was given the rare opportunity to spend a few days on a Naval aircraft carrier while it was out at sea. On the morning of November 8, I, and a handful of others who work in the entertainment industry, met at the North Island Naval Base in Coronado,…

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Science of the Marvel Cinematic Universe



Written by: Meeri Kim

Jon Spaihts, Screenwriter, DOCTOR STRANGE, was our MC for the night. Throughout its history, Hollywood has struck cinematic gold again and again with a simple yet irresistible concept: the superhero film. The idea of individuals — whether human, mutant, or extraterrestrial — that use their powers for good has escapism,…

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The Future Is Happening Now



Written by: Meeri Kim

Casey Handmer, Hyperloop One Instead of spending an hour on a cramped airplane — or plodding along in a car for six hours — what if you could get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes? Elon Musk of Tesla Motors and SpaceX fame imagined this very scenario…

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Science, in the Extreme



Written by: Meeri Kim

When Mike Libecki traveled to eastern Greenland last July, the famed adventurer had two missions in mind. First and foremost, he sought to summit the elusive Polar Bear Fang — an unclimbed granite monolith bigger than Yosemite’s El Capitan. This expedition would make for Libecki’s fourth attempt on the tower…

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The Science of Submarine Warfare



Written by: admin

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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