Soon You Could Have A Lightsaber Of Your Very Own.

80-years ago to physicists Breit and Wheeler, came up with a theory that light could be turned into matter.  They didn’t think that it could every be proven.  They were wrong.

Researchers from Imperial College London, have discovered a way to turn light into matter.  Of course, now that the research has been published, there is a race to see who can do it first.

The process converts photons into positrons and electrons, much like a gamma ray burst (the largest explosions in the Universe).

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If the process works, another piece of Einstein’s equations will be confirmed.

The Breit–Wheeler process proposed in 1934 was never possible to prove before now.  It is a shame that both scientists did not live to see their theory proven.

So now that they can almost turn light into matter, I want to know when I can go down to the local comic book store and pick up my lightsaber, for real.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers Magazine.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities. Connect with me on Google +

Norman

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