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Researchers bring Jedi powers to life with Force Push

November 30, 2018

Fans of the Star Wars franchise will have to wait more than a year from now to get…
‘Star Wars’ Science: The Lightsaber’s Energy Crisis

December 16, 2015

Darth Vader stands opposite Luke Skywalker. His red lightsaber is tethered to an oversize backpack with a battery…
‘Star Wars’ Science: Risk Analysis Gone Wrong

December 16, 2015

Engineers behind the Death Star infamously slapped a series of “thermal exhaust ports” — glorified holes — across…
‘Star Wars’ Science: How Would BB-8 Work?

December 14, 2015

The real star of the upcoming “Star Wars” movie may not be a human or a Wookie. Instead,…
The economics of Star Wars: How the Empire collapses​​

December 2, 2015

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…​ The Rebel Alliance blew up two of their…
Scientists to talk ‘Star Wars’ in Google+ Hangout

June 11, 2015

Two Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers will discuss the science behind “Star Wars” films live online Friday during…
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