You know it. We know it. Disney knows it. In fact, as part of their under-construction Star Wars Land theme park in Orlando, Disney may be attempting to create real life lightsabers. And not even a slightly improved version of that …
Of course we've all played with fake light saber toys, but could would it be physically possible for actual lightsabers to exist in real life? In this National Geographic video, StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist, Tyson and …
This is sometimes known as the “fourth state of matter” in addition to solids, liquids and gases. As I’ve previously shown, real-life lightsabers would theoretically be possible, though horrendously impractical and somewhat beyond our …
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Star Wars creator George Lucas is trying to stop a company from making a high-powered laser that bloggers around the world have dubbed "a real-life lightsaber". His company, Lucasfilm, has theatened legal action against Shanghai …
A photo taken by NASA's Hubble telescope released this week shows what the space agency says looks a lot like a real-life cosmic lightsaber in our own galaxy. NASA said the image shows a newborn star with twin jets shooting out into …
Researchers say the concept of a lightsaber would not work in reality but lasers could be used to create something vaguely similar to the famous Jedi sword. Physicists at the University of Queensland (UQ) are exploring the possibility …
Now, CGI does all the work. Scientists have been trying to recreate the lightsaber in real life but have struggled to find the technology to make their movie dreams come true. According to Matt Gluesenkamp, an engineer at General …
A new study deduced that, based on what we know about the wavelengths of the color spectrum, red lightsabers would be the weakest while purple would be the strongest. (Photo: University of Leicester) Luke Willcocks, from the Centre for …
Unpicking the plausibility behind science fiction is often the ultimate act of partypoopery, but a space physicist's analysis of Star Wars' lightsabers may just have made the weapons even more intriguing – and dangerous. Dr Martin Archer, a …
In the movies, Luke Skywalker's green lightsaber has traveled to cosmic destinations such as Tatooine, Endor and the Death Star II. In real life, the lightsaber prop used by Mark Hamill in Return of the Jedi will now fulfill its fictional …