Video: Star Wars science: Lightsabers, lasers and force fields

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


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