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Watch a Real-Tech Lightsaber Being Made by The Hacksmith

The Hacksmith real lightsaber, article on The Fantasy Network News

For those of us who have dreamed of having our very own lightsaber, the possibility has finally become a reality…of sorts. The team at The Hacksmith crafted a legit plasma lightsaber with a retractable blade. At least, one that works with real tech we have right now. Check out the video here…and don’t be surprised at your envy! (Just don’t ...

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Lightsabers Possible, says Harvard Physics Professor

Harvard Physicis Professor Mikhail Lukin recently told the Huffington Post that lightsabers, as presented in the Star Wars films are scientifically possible. According to his recently published paper titled “Attractive Photons in a Quantum Nonlinear Medium,” Lukin details how the photons can be made from molecules. Photons, which have no mass and don’t normally interact with one another, but according ...

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Lightsabers Are Real! Sort Of…

Before anyone gets too excited, the scientists responsible for this discovery have no plans to use their research to create actual lightsabers (yet), but it’s still fun to think about. A scientific team led by Professor of Physics Mikhail Lukin (Harvard) and Professor of Physics Vladan Vuletic (MIT) have created a brand new state of matter that binds photons together ...

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