An Aluminum Smelter Far, Far Away

By: John A. Lanier

Fortunately, some producers of aluminum have developed an alternative form of electrolysis that produces only oxygen as a direct byproduct. It’s good news, and recently a little ol’ company named Apple decided to purchase this low carbon aluminum for use in their laptops.

Image Credit: Disneyland Theme Parks

You know that moment, one that I think most of us have at least once in our lives, when you realize in a panic that your driver’s license or your passport is about to expire and you have to scramble to get it renewed in time? That’s how I’m feeling right now, but about my Star Wars fan card. I haven’t forced a Star Wars reference into a blog in a long time, so I fear Disney may revoke my fandom if I don’t remedy that immediately.

What do you think R2-D2 was made out of? I don’t mean the actual robot/costume/prop that was used to film the movies. I mean in the I-want-it-to-be-real-life galaxy far, far away. I have thoughts, so just plunk down your penny right there on the Mos Eisley Cantina bar and I’ll give them to you.

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