The blue-white plasma starts to throw off purple sparklets. Brinsmead, who’s been watching the neutron detector, suddenly shouts: “We’re getting neutrons!” – an excerpt from The Boy Who Played With Fusion.
We’re big fans of xkcd here at Gizmodo (who isn’t?), and also of learning about things, so we’re pretty excited for Randall Munroe’s upcoming book of explainer drawings, THING EXPLAINER: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words.
George Lucas isn’t rich beyond a Hutt’s dreams because he was a great director or writer. His vast fortune is a result of his shrewd decision to hold onto the merchandising rights to his space opera many years ago.