Coaxing photons into becoming a light saber

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Scientists have created a “new” form of matter by “coaxing” photons of light into binding together as molecules. Note the second to the last paragraph, “Lukin also suggested that the system might one day be used to create complex three-dimensional structures–such as crystals–wholly out of light. He also compared this new form of matter to the light sabers in Star Wars, saying  “It’s not an in-apt analogy to compare this to light sabers,” Lukin added. “When these photons interact with each other, they’re pushing against and deflect each other. The physics of what’s happening in these molecules is similar to what we see in the movies.” Well, If they ever succeed in making a light saber…I want one 🙂

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