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Physics Students Devise Concept For Star Wars-Style Deflector Shields 179

Posted by samzenpus
from the stay-on-target dept.
mpicpp (3454017) writes in with good news for everyone worrying about the strength of their shields. "If you have often imagined yourself piloting your X-Wing fighter on an attack run on the Death Star, you'll be reassured that University of Leicester students have demonstrated that your shields could take whatever the Imperial fleet can throw at you. The only drawback is that you won't be able to see a thing outside of your starfighter. In anticipation of Star Wars Day on 4 May, three fourth-year Physics students at the University have proven that shields, such as those seen protecting spaceships in the Star Wars film series, would not only be scientifically feasible, they have also shown that the science behind the principle is already used here on Earth."
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Physics Students Devise Concept For Star Wars-Style Deflector Shields

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 01, 2014 @09:49PM (#46896405)

    which one is more realistic given our trajectory if we ever get past the lame phase of 3D printers?

    Evil empire? Check.
    Religious fundamentalist terrorists fighting the technologically superior empire, which also happens to be controlled by someone who holds strong religious beliefs? Check.
    Ridiculously expensive and often ineffective military hardware only used to fight a handful of Sand People? Check.

    The future doesn't look much Star Trekky to me.

  • Re:Lore (Score:2, Funny)

    by siddesu (698447) on Friday May 02, 2014 @02:11AM (#46897259)
    Most of the 'stormtroopers can't hit shit' hate comes from the insignificant number of Ewoks that they killed. And I understand that hate.
  • Re:Lore (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 02, 2014 @02:16AM (#46897265)

    Wait, they couldn't hit the ewoks? I can never tell because of all the fast forwarding I'm doing.

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