PacSci-Doku: “Mimicking Star Wars”

By Dennis Schatz – Senior Advisor

 

Do you Sudoku? It’s one of the hottest number games around! Well, here’s a twist we think you’ll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here’s how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You’ll find information about the answer on the answer tab below.

The question in this edition is:

What new vehicle makes Star Wars a reality?

To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters:

e  E  O  I  R  H  B  V  K

PacSci-Doku: Mimicking Star Wars

Puzzle Difficulty: Easy

The Answer
PacSci-Doku: Mimicking Star Wars

The Answer

The question in this edition is:

What new vehicle makes Star Wars a reality?

The answer: Hoverbike

Luke Skywalker used a hovercraft to chase down scout troopers in Star Wars. Now the U.S. military, and even members of the public, may have their own hoverbikes to move effortlessly across rough terrain. Ranchers who now depend on helicopters to wrangle their cattle will have a cheaper alternative. The army sees the carbon-fiber hoverbikes to be a cheap alternative to helicopters to move equipment and supplies to soldiers in rough terrain, or to do reconnaissance of enemy territory. Read more about hoverbike technology and see a video of a hoverbike in action.