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Star Wars science: Lightsabers, lasers and force fields (video)

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IMAGE: Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens hits movie screens this week with its intense plot, edge-of-your-seat action scenes and, of course, lots of lightsabers. But is it actually possible to…

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2015 — Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens hits movie screens this week with its intense plot, edge-of-your-seat action scenes and, of course, lots of lightsabers. But is it actually possible to create a real-life lightsaber or build a functioning Death Star laser? To answer these questions and more, Reactions explores the science behind the Star Wars franchise. Check it out here, and let the science be with you: https://youtu.be/3c8HrdyXEKk.

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