A lightsaber katana is the closest we'll get to Star Wars in real life

I'm still holding out hope for light sabers in the future but with our world's technological limitations and silly allocation of resources, the most beautiful deadly sword-type weapon we can create without lasers might be this mashup of a lightsaber and katana made by Man At Arms: Reforged. » 8/11/14 9:28pm 8/11/14 9:28pm

Lightsaber BBQ Tongs For the Evil Sith Grillmaster In Your Life

The Star Wars movies kind of painted the Sith as evil, unredeemable monsters. But between blowing up planets and wiping out the Jedi, even Darth Vader and the Emperor must need some R&R time, and presumably that involves the occasional BBQ where these lightsaber tongs would be invaluable. In a space station the size… » 2/28/14 5:40pm 2/28/14 5:40pm

Scientists Created a New Form of Matter and It's Like a Lightsaber

The latest science news out of Harvard and MIT sounds like a joke, but it's not. A team of physicists were fooling around with photons when they managed to get the particles to clump together to form a molecule, one that's unlike any other matter. And it behaves, they say, just like a lightsaber. » 9/25/13 3:01pm 9/25/13 3:01pm

All Arguments Should Be Settled With Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling

If a lightsaber can turn a drunken bar brawl into what appears to be an elegant duel, imagine what it could do for the thumb wrestling matches you have with your roommates to decide on pizza toppings. But you don't have to imagine, because thanks to the 'never say no' attitude of Disney's marketing team, this clever … » 9/17/13 5:00pm 9/17/13 5:00pm

Glowing Lightsaber Sunglasses Perfect For Tatooine's Two Bright Suns

A Jedi's hooded cloak is a great way to keep the sun out of their eyes, but on scorching hot days, especially on planets like Tatooine with two suns, it has to be unbearable under there. Until now the only real solution was to build a moon-sized space station to simply blow up a glaring sun, but now there's these … » 6/20/13 3:20pm 6/20/13 3:20pm

What A First Person View of a Lightsaber Duel Looks Like

If lightsabers ever become real, and let's be honest some genius will dedicate his entire life into making that happen, I hope the entire world will be well practiced in how to handle them. Sure the ballet of Star Wars characters fighting in light sabers looks great (or ridiculous), but when you get an up close view… » 5/08/13 8:39pm 5/08/13 8:39pm

The Two-Headed Sith Series Spyder III Laser: Death by Fun

In honor of May the Fourth (be with you), the real-life lightsaber has gone over to the dark side. The special "Sith Series" edition of the Spyder III, available now as an actual thing you can buy and use and burn things with, combines two Spyder III portable lasers locked together at the boring end by a Spyder… » 5/04/11 11:20am 5/04/11 11:20am