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We didn't realize it was "Star Wars" week, but after TMZ posted two sets of awesome photos from the set of Episode VII -- we've now captured a real-life "lightsaber" battle in Central Park ... well as real as possible. These aren't just some random nerds ...
TMZ · 6/5/2014
The force is clearly with them. In a reported first, researchers at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a newfangled technology that theoretically could be used to construct an actual lightsaber. Until now, photons, or the ...
FOX News · 9/29/2013
The good news: Scientists say they have finally taken the next step of turning science fiction into fact with the invention of a real-life lightsaber. The bad news: The creation of the lightsaber was an accident and the result is nowhere near as cool as ...
Globe and Mail · 10/1/2013
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Researchers from Harvard University and MIT have discovered a way to recreate the lightsabers from George Lucas’ Star Wars films. They claim to have found a way of binding photons that renders new molecules, which behave in similar ways to the …
Tribute · 10/1/2013
It's a Star Wars fan's dream come true: the lightsaber is now real! Researchers from MIT and Harvard discovered how to gather photons and atoms to create a new form of matter, according to CNET. The real-life lightsaber however, is no deadly weapon ...
The Latin Post · 9/30/2013
Dust off the Jedi robes and change the batteries in the lightsaber, young padawan: You're going to school. Lightsaber school. Sign up for real-life lightsaber training at the Golden Gate Knights, who have a facility just for this purpose at 19 Heron St. in ...
NBC Bay Area · ByChris Roberts · 2/15/2012
I knew it was only a matter of time before science would allow for the invention of a real life Star Wars lightsaber. Of course, we aren’t quite there, but we’re getting close. Wicked Lasers took the direct blue laser diode components and made the ...
Slashfilm.com · ByPeter Sciretta · 6/14/2010
More than 40 years after the Star Wars saga's debut, Harvard physics professor Mikhail Lukin and MIT physics professor Vladan Vuletić say that they are closer to making the film’s iconic lightsaber a reality. Lukin, Vuletić, and their research group at ...
Harvard Crimson · 10/7/2013
Someone has finally come up with a way to fight off the bugs of the Empire — a lightsaber. [More from Mashable: Trade Stocks by Theme Rather Than Industry [VIDEO]] Caleb Kraft, senior editor of the tech blog Hack a Day, wrapped a toy lightsaber in pest ...
Yahoo News · ByNeha Prakash · 6/21/2012
There have been a few examples of this actually happening in real life, as far as copyright infringement centered around lightsabers. Back in 2010, Lucasfilm Ltd. sent a cease-and-desist letter to Hong Kong-based Wicked Lasers, threatening legal action if ...
The Huffington Post · 3/8/2013