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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
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
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
Star Wars fans take note: Researchers at Harvard University and MIT have outshined the "force" by discovering a previously unobserved state of matter by binding photons together into molecules – the result of which is basically a real-life lightsaber ...
CTV News · 9/27/2013
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
CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – An MIT scientist who has helped develop real life lightsaber molecules says the discovery could lead to amazing scientific advancements. Read: Harvard, MIT Scientists Create Real Lightsaber Professor Vladan Vuletic spoke with …
CBSBoston · 9/27/2013
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
The laser, called the “S3 Arctic Spyder” is an extremely powerful blue laser reminiscent of the Lightsabers from George Lucas' epic “Star Wars” series of films. The Arctic is the most recent in a series of advanced laser pointers created by Wicked ...
Examiner · 7/10/2010
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-based Wicked Lasers if …
Sydney Morning Herald · 7/8/2010