Saturday, June 30, 2012

Star Wars Tech * New Good Links 30-July*

Lightsabers and Death Stars...pirate spaceships and bio-mechanical bad guys...the stuff of fictional galaxies far, far away, right? Well, not so fast. Many of the concepts introduced in the Star Wars saga can actually be examined scientifically, allowing us to separate the fact from fiction. Star Wars Tech, a new one-hour DVD documentary that is a StarWarsShop exclusive, offers a fast-paced, informative, fun trip through the galaxy that answers our most pointed questions about the practical science of the Star Wars universe:

    * Could a lightsaber actually store light to be wielded as a deadly weapon?
    * How powerful would a creation like the Death Star have to be to destroy an entire planet?
    * Can holographic messages really be stored and projected in a droid like R2-D2?
    * How plausible are the biomechanics of the world's most notorious half-man, half-machine, Darth Vader?
Originally aired on The History Channel, Star Wars Tech consults leading scientists in the fields of physics, prosthetics, laser technology, engineering and astronomy and examines the plausibility of Star Wars technology based on science as we know it today. You don't need the wisdom of Obi-Wan Kenobi to get the answers -- Star Wars Tech has them all! Length: 00:45:28
Video bitrate: 1074 kb/s
Video resolution: 640x352

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