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Can galactic empires exist without faster-than-light travel?

Science fiction author Karl Schroeder defends his decision to keep travel slower than the speed of light in his new novel, Lockstep.
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Star Wars Podracer from Kerbal Space Program

A fan created an actua, workin podracer in spacecraft-building simulator Kerbal Space Program, and even made a video of the podracer in flight.
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Star Wars-style bionic hand lets amputee feel again

We geeks all have the same platonice prosthesis ideal: Luke Skywalker's mech-hand. We're getting there, bit by bit.
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Luke Skywalker's home planet started life far, far away

Researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered planets orbiting two suns which formed far away from their current locations.
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A closer look at Star Wars' scale models

We've really come a long, long way when it comes to special effects in movies.
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40 years of amazing special effects in less than 5 minutes

Beginning in 1977 with Star Wars watch 37 years of special effects progress in less than five minutes.
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Death Star holographic globe

A group at School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the University of Leeds, U.K., has created a holographic globe display of the Death Star that can be controlled by iOS devices.
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13 Real-Life Star Wars Technologies

From space travel to lightsabers, Star Wars tech is becoming a reality!
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Star Wars-Style Lasers Will Be On Fighter Jets In 2014

As technology progresses, sometimes science fiction becomes reality.
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What Would Hyperspace Travel Really Look Like?

ScienceDaily.com reports that University of Leicester students have calculated that while traveling at lightspeed -- in reality -- Han, Luke, and Leia would not see the light from stars stretching past the ship as we are shown in the movies.