• Question: could you make a star wars death ray? (i'm actually serious)

    Asked by Dr phil to Hamid on 10 Mar 2019.
    • Photo: Hamid Ohadi

      Hamid Ohadi answered on 10 Mar 2019:

      Not exactly a copy cat, but pretty similar weapons can be made using lasers. These lasers are tens of thousands of times brighter than an ordinary bulb and directional, which means they can severely damage targets kilometres away in a blink of an eye.

      Some prototypes are already in use by the US Navy: