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Bleeding & Lightsaber?

BrotardNosef's Avatar

02.22.2012 , 03:48 PM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by Traginous View Post
actually there is a pretty sound physics rooted explanation for the operation of "lightsabers"
See it is in fact, plasma contained in a powerful magnetic field that loops back on itsself and is maintained as stated previously by the modulation and focusing crystals in the hilt. this is actually entirely feasible, the only point where it falls apart is the sheer amount of power it would require to maintain. Of course one could postulate that a society that can travel at near light speed probably can miniaturize fusion reactors or something. point is, with a viable power source, it is a not impossible to make plasma behave that way.
A sound explanation, although you do glaze over the fact that the powerful magnetic fields used to manipulate plasma in such a way stem from electromagnets built into the room/chamber that the plasma is in. Projecting such electromagnetic fields from one point only is well beyond our current capabilities. Maybe not so much for a society with lightspeed and mini-fusion reactors, but we got a while until we can use lightsabers to carve a turkey.
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02.22.2012 , 04:43 PM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by Xezr View Post
Have I missed something? I haven't seen any bleed effects at all.
A New Hope. Mos Eisley Cantina. When Obi-Wan cuts the guys arm off there is a pool of blood around the limb.
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