make science with star wars

There is currently an exhibition about star wars at the Cité de la Science in Paris (until Aug. 27 2006). There is also a book of Roland Lehoucq (unfortuanately seems to exist only in french) coming with the exhibition, where he tries to find possible physical realizations for phenomena in star wars. In particular he suggests to use a plasma for making a nearly-star-wars-laser-sword. The book is easy to read and lively written. It is very nice popular science without a didactical forefinger.

Merci beaucoup to Laurent for the book.

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