It's no science fiction anymore: clumping photons into molecules, scientists have discovered a completely new form of matter that works just like the lightsabers in Star Wars. "The physics of what's happening is similar to what we see in …
Whether you're Star Wars fan or not, brace yourself. A little-known defense technology firm has developed what's been called the closest thing to a real-life light saber. Resembling a sturdy metallic flashlight, the Metal Vapor Torch …
The force is strong with scientists at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where the first steps have been taken to turn an iconic weapon of science fiction — the lightsaber — into something real. Matter made of light …
The actions made by many will evolve the story for that day, and change the experience for everyone. Disney has apparently created real-life lightsabers. They aren’t saying exactly what these lightsabers will do but remember that …
Something tells me that would cut down on your maneuverability. There was a military weapon in development a few years ago that was called a “real-life lightsaber.” It was a Metal Vapor Torch, a small metal tube which released a plume of …
With that in mind, high-energy gamma ray beams would allow you to have your own "Star Wars" lightsaber fight. So to all who still don't believe a real-life lightsaber match is doable, I find your lack of faith disturbing.
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 …
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hype is still fresh in our midst, so it's only natural for fans to make attempts at creating their own "Star Wars"-inspired props. Most recent are Allen Pan and Drake Anthony's DIY lightsabers. Both …
For the rest of us, the idea that lightsabers are no longer the realm of science-fiction fantasy is just really, really cool. It took nothing less than the creation of a new kind of matter to make Hollywood sci-fi fantasy come true. You remember …