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Physics students devise concept for Star Wars-style deflector shields

• phys.org
The only drawback is that you won't be able to see a thing outside of your starfighter.
In anticipation of Star Wars Day on 4 May, three fourth-year Physics students at the University have proven that shields, such as those seen protecting spaceships in the Star Wars film series, would not only be scientifically feasible, they have also shown that the science behind the principle is already used here on Earth.
They have published their findings in the Journal of Special Physics Topics, a peer-reviewed student journal run by the University's Department of Physics and Astronomy.
 

 

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