As part of their ‘Physics Special Projects’ module, 3 fourth year students at the University of Leicester asked the question ‘Could deflector shields seen in Star Wars really defend a space ship against laser attack?’.
They found that it is not only within the realms of reality but they could also be built with today’s technology. However there is a big ‘but’….. the students explain all in this video clip.
Credit: University of Leicester
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