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That’s because researchers at MIT and Harvard have managed to create a real-life lightsaber in the lab. The actual science is mind-numbing. It involves getting photons to bind together into molecules. But in scientific circles, it is a big deal.
Central Pennsylvania · ByJohn Luciew · 9/27/2013
MIT and Harvard scientists have found a molecule that acts just like a weapon made by Luke Skywalker in the movie Star Wars. "It's not an in-apt analogy to compare this to lightsabers," Harvard physics professor Mikhail Lukin said in a statement according ...
Franchise Herald · 10/1/2013
It’s the news that Star Wars fans have been waiting for for years – scientists have created a lightsaber. However, the weapon will be of little use if you are trying to fend off the dark side of the Force. It was created by accident when a team managed ...
Metro · 9/27/2013
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An MIT professor has helped Harvard scientists develop real-life lightsaber molecules and they say that ... With that, you get a real lightsaber. There is a lot less of the matter, of course. Even though it is much smaller than the type of weapon you ...
Examiner · 9/29/2013
Star Wars fans could soon have their very-own, real-life lightsabers following research published by scientists from Harvard and MIT. Scientists have developed a new molecule which acts light the iconic lightsabers from the Star Wars universe. (LucasFilm ...
International Business Times · 9/30/2013
Working with colleagues at the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms, a group led by Harvard Professor of Physics Mikhail Lukin and MIT Professor of Physics Vladan Vuletic have managed to coax photons into binding together to form molecules – a …
News Talk Florida · 9/26/2013
Think you've got the midi-chlorians to master the Force? Alain Bloch is what you might call a bit of an eccentric. He's a self-proclaimed Jedi Master who has a background in martial arts and stage combat. That makes him a perfect teacher to all the other ...
blastr.com · 2/21/2013
Real-life lightsabers is how an MIT professor describes complex research into photons. MIT Professor Vladan Vuletic used lasers to discover a new form of matter. "It has long been a dream to have photons of light beams interact with one another," Vuletic said.
abc7chicago.com · 10/1/2013
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
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