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Can humans make sabers (weapons of Jedi in star wars)?

Asked by: neonpokharkar
  • So Close Already

    Michio Kaku did a short video that showed just how close we are to real lightsabers. We have almost every piece of technology needed to make it - the only thing we have to do is put them together.

    I don't think this technology is in the interests of anyone now, but in the near future, this could be very real.

  • Almost there now

    Contrary to what the name might suggest, lightsabers aren't made of light. The blade is supposed to be plasma contained and tightly focused by magnetic fields. The plasma cutter might be viewed as a precursor to the lightsaber, requiring extension of the blade and refinements to the power supply.

    Could somebody get on this? Forget jetpacks. It's 2015, where's my lightsaber?

  • In a way.

    Because of the nature of light, you could not technically have a blade made of light as it would continue past the point of the blade. The other issue is that it would not act as a solid object would such as a regular blade. Hypothetically, if you took a laser and somehow managed to have it stop at the tip, you would have no resistance as you would with a solid blade and if you passed trough the object too fast the depth would not be as deep.
    For such a blade that is depicted in the Star Wars movies to exist, it would probably be a plasma based force field. They have been experimenting in creating them and if they could project it to a fine point, it may look like a sword made of light, e.G., a light saber. Though the blade would be made of plasma and not light, it would probably have an intense glow.
    The problem with creating such a weapon is not so much the technology but the practicality. For the most part, long edged weapons are only use for decoration purposes as far as the military is considered. They are just too bulky to use in combat. A light saber would have other major issues as well. Any use of it would provide a beacon of light that would give away your position to any other combatants. This would draw a lot of firepower directly to your location. Something so high-tech would also have performance issues with harsh conditions leaving it useless or worse yet, malfunctioning. One issue soldiers face is weapons going off by accident. If the saber was somehow activated while not in your control, it could cut a huge chunk from the person wearing it.

  • Yes I think its possible.

    It might not look like the one in star war, but we can find a way to make a concentrated beam of light that can cute objects, but for it to look like a short sword, and be able to act as a solid object, maybe far into the future that might be possible. Light can be manipulated in many ways.

  • Could be possible

    If people were to find a way to bind together photons such that it creates a molecule/solid structure, yes, it would be possible. Photons, while considered massless, have been found to change properties when fired through rubidium. That is, clump together into a solid mass. So basically the way this works is when you flick the on switch, photons are fired through a layer of rubidium atoms, making the lightsaber blade. When the switch is turned off, the photons stop firing and the blade sheaths.

  • No they are not possible!!

    Lightsabers are a genius idea: portable, lightweight, activated with the flick of a switch and oozing cool (at least if you’re a Star Wars fan). To create the saber’s shining blade of light, laser technology seems the obvious choice. Laser produces a highly directional light beam which can be used for everything from etching metal surfaces to eye surgery, so why not battling the dark side? Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as it looks.
    Problem #1: Creating a short blade

    Probably the most fundamental issue is that a lightsaber’s blade needs to stop short after a couple of feet. But a laser beam, just like any kind of light, never just ‘stops’, unless something in its way absorbs or reflects the energy.

    A laser-powered lightsaber would therefore be extremely unwieldy, not to mention constituting a real health and safety nightmare. Allow the slightest lapse of attention during a battle and you could accidentally decapitate your best friend or slice off your own toes.

    One solution would be to cap the end of blade with a mirror to confine the beam, but this would mean that you couldn’t stab anyone. Plus, building a structure to hold the cap in place would take all the elegance and grace out of a lightsaber.
    Problem #2: Size

    Producing a high-powered laser beam requires a lot of kit. Although some pretty amazing advances in technology have seen high power lasers shrink in size, you’d also need some kind of cooling system to prevent the system from overheating. This fundamental requirement means you’d be hard pressed to build a light saber that you could physically carry on your back, let alone pull off any fancy sword tricks with.
    Problem #3: Powering the blade

    This brings us on to the question of power. Lasers strong enough to do any proper damage need serious amounts of energy, so your light saber couldn’t run on standard batteries. You’d probably have to plug yourself into the mains - which might not go down so well on an enemy ship (even if the ship’s owner was actually your dad).
    Problem #4: More combat issues

    Since as we’ve seen, a laser beam is easily reflected, it would be easy for your opponent to shield themselves with a mirror, or even turn your lightsaber’s blade back against you: possibly a bit embarrassing.

    What’s more, clashing lightsaber blades would be impossible – the beams would just pass straight through each other and make for a very boring duel.
    Problem #5: Visual and audio effects

    Half the reason lightsabers are cool derives from their colourful glow and swooshy noises. Unfortunately, a laser beam can’t be seen from the side (unless the air is particularly smoky or dusty – that’s why lasers are always used in conjunction with smoke machines in clubs or concert venues).

  • LOL No the tech was lost

    A long time ago all them were destroyed probably before the universe was made. N00bs. It's obvious you guys r n00bs a long time ago all them were destroyed probably before the universe was made. N00bs. It's obvious you guys r n00bs a long time ago all them were destroyed probably before the universe was made. N00bs. It's obvious you guys r n00bs a long time ago all them were destroyed probably before the universe was made. N00bs. It's obvious you guys r n00bs a long time ago all them were destroyed probably before the universe was made. N00bs. It's obvious you guys r n00bs a long time ago all them were destroyed probably before the universe was made. N00bs. It's obvious you guys r n00bs a long time ago all them were destroyed probably before the universe was made. N00bs. It's obvious you guys r n00bs a long time ago all them were destroyed probably before the universe was made. N00bs. It's obvious you guys r n00bs a long time ago all them were destroyed probably before the universe was made. N00bs. It's obvious you guys r n00bs a long time ago all them were destroyed probably before the universe was made. N00bs. It's obvious you guys r n00bs a long time ago all them were destroyed probably before the universe was made. N00bs. It's obvious you guys r n00bs a long time ago all them were destroyed probably before the universe was made. N00bs. It's obvious you guys r n00bs a long time ago all them were destroyed probably before the universe was made. N00bs. It's obvious you guys r n00bs a long time ago all them were destroyed probably before the universe was made. N00bs. It's obvious you guys r n00bs a long time ago all them were destroyed probably before the universe was made. N00bs. It's obvious you guys r n00bs a long time ago all them were destroyed probably before the universe was made. N00bs. It's obvious you guys r n00bs a long time ago all them were destroyed probably before the universe was made. N00bs. It's obvious you guys r n00bs a long time ago all them were destroyed probably before the universe was made. N00bs. It's obvious you guys r n00bs

  • We simply don't have the science to make one weapon of that kind

    Even if we could none would really want to do so because it would be such a complicated process. The light saber is basically protons and lasers put into quite a deadly weapon. You would have to put the protons and contain them in one place. You would have to stop the laser after a few feet, and so on with the complicated science issues. Though it would be awesome for us to have them, we simply can't make them.


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