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Where would Bruce Wayne be without the batsuit's ubiquitous slick cape? Alive and well, according to physicists at the University of Leicester, who have revealed that the impact of the hero's plunge back to Earth after a little lofty cape-gliding would be the equivalent of being hit by a car at 50 mph.
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From MNN

To the dismay of "Star Wars" fans everywhere, physicists have long cried foul about the science of building real-life lightsabers. According to conventional physics, photons don't behave like regular particles of matter. They are massless particles, and can't interact with one another. It's therefore impossible to build anything out of light with a solid structure, such as a lightsaber.

But a breakthrough new discovery from researchers at the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms could change everything, according to phys.org (link provided below). They have discovered how to make individual photons interact and bind together into molecular structures. Not only does this represent a whole new state of matter, but these light molecules can potentially be shaped to form solid structures — in other words, lightsabers!

-Phys.org