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OMFG: They've Made Real Lightsabers (Kinda)
Nov 28, 2009, 8:00 AM
by Graeme McMillan

Source: http://io9.com/5414133/omfg-theyve-made-real-lightsabers-kinda



An upcoming television show explains why real life lightsabers are a physical impossibility, before building the next best thing. It's like Mythbusters but, surprisingly, made with even more awesome.

According to Variety, the show, Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible, will feature Dr. Michio Kaku looking at the reality behind Star Wars' favored weapon of choice. After explaining that light can't be formed into a solid blade, Jedi-style, he then goes to work looking for alternatives, including plasma swords and carbon nano-tubes, with the help of experts in the field. As you can see from the pic, he apparently succeeds. My mind is almost so blown that I forgot to say that I really, really want to see lightsaber battles as part of the Olympics now.

Sci-Fi Science premieres on the Science Channel on December 1st.

Geek Alert: Science Channel Builds a Light-Saber! [http://weblogs.variety.com/bltv/2009/11/geek-alert-science-channel-builds-a-lightsaber-2.html]
 

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I really hated that guy ever since he did the show "50 years in the future" where he comes up with absolutely atrocious guesses to what technology will be like in 50 years. He's either completely delusional or just likes to insult everyone's intelligence. It was about as believeable as back to the future 2. Deeply rooted in science fiction.
 
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