The Western Lines

February 13, 2010

Sci Fi Science – Designing a Lightsaber

Today on Discovery Enterprise we are going to look at the possibility of designing a working light saber. The lightsaber, as every science fiction fan knows, is a weapon which has a key role in the Star Wars movies and the franchise’s expanded universe.

The lightsaber consists of a polished metal hilt which projects a blade of energy about one meter long. The lightsaber is the signature weapon of the Jedi order and their Sith counterparts, both of whom can use them for offence, or to deflect blaster bolts. In today’s episode of Sci Fi Science, Dr. Michio Kaku reveals how we could one day build a light saber using the knowledge of twenty-first century physics and engineering.

Sci Fi Science – Designing a Lightsaber


1 Comment »

  1. Awesome! a real lightsaber in reach.i bet it would be in war at first, or military uses.. would be nice to have one

    Comment by Anonymous — February 13, 2010 @ 10:13 pm | Reply

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