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Science of TRON

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The Science of Submarine Warfare

The Science of Submarine Warfare with The Force & Admiral Roegge of the U.S. Navy
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 now-long-forgotten ride at Disneyland, and some late-night re-runs of Operation Petticoat.

Das Boot was something else.

Science Speed Dating

Merry Wang, Science Speed Dating
Merry Wang, Autodesk (photo credit: Steve Lucero / BFA)

“The future is cool. Don’t let anyone scare you into thinking otherwise.”
—John Rogers

The Future of Air & Space

Future of Air & Space
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

2016 NASCAR Tour

Group at NASCAR

“It’s not about faith in technology. It’s about faith in people.” —Steve Jobs

Another Night of Total Destruction

Night of Total Destruction

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?

Science, Strategy, and Tactics of Naval Warfare

“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 a wildly entertaining crash course on how the way their maritime vessels and state-of-the-art technologies are helping to keep our country safe on a daily basis.

Packing Your Bags for Interstellar Travel

“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 have come but also just how close we are to finally being able to go where we once only dreamed. 



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 event taking place on Sunday, but already the parking lot was packed with excited fans.

Data, Digital Biology, and the 21st Century

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 the co-founder of the Pink Army Cooperative (the world’s first co-op biotech company), and Ed You, Supervisory Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) Directorate, Biological Countermeasures Unit. James Peaco, the local WMD Coordinator for the Los Angeles Branch of the FBI joined later for the Q&A portion of the evening.