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.
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.
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.
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.
A closer look at Star Wars' scale models
We've really come a long, long way when it comes to special effects in movies.
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.
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.
13 Real-Life Star Wars Technologies
From space travel to lightsabers, Star Wars tech is becoming a reality!
Star Wars-Style Lasers Will Be On Fighter Jets In 2014
As technology progresses, sometimes science fiction becomes reality.
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.