Wired: The Science of Star Wars Explained by GE Engineers

February 12, 2013

Ever sought revenge on your siblings by freezing them, a la Han Solo, in carbonite? The engineers behind GE’s Brilliant Machines want to help. GE scientists, in partnership with Wired, have probed the science of Star Wars in a new feature called Sci-Fi Demystified. Learn about everything from the viability of freezing a live person in carbon (brain function probably wouldn’t recover upon thawing), or hand held laser blasters (the energy required to inflict damage would make them too heavy to move). See the rest at Wired.

Sci-Fi Desmystified: The scientists behind GE’s #BrilliantMachines dig into Star Wars science at Wired.