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From: Mark Fergerson
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Subject: Re: Small Tesla Coil
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Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2002 19:43:47 GMT
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Steve Jones wrote:
> first of all rebar is worthy of no comment
It does everything a Lightsaber does
(if you swing it hard enough) and needs
no power. ;>)
> light can be bent with magnetic fields - it has been done - big
> electromagnet - granted
> a torch and magnet is hardly an effective example.
I think not. Do you have a cite for
> I am interested to know if the technology in the film star wars (to name
> just one) could become a reality the other technology that intruiges me is
> the antigravity system for hover bikes etc
> this is not so far off as apparently scientists are near to creating it for
Look, SW is basically a fairy tale
dressed in science-fiction clothing. The
functions of fairy tale "technology"
(magic mirrors, flying carpets, etc.)
have been realized (TV, airplanes), but
look and work nothing like their
> sure a light sword would be a useless weapon but then that is not the point
> the point is can these technologies be realised in our lifetime at all?
Sure, but why bother, when better
> As I said its easy to mock - much harder to think about it
Easy if you grok technology and the
limits physics impose.
Mark L. Fergerson
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