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Video: Science nonfiction—Scientists create real-life 3-D volumetric displays floating in air

By April Gocha / February 7, 2018

Science fiction has officially become nonfiction—scientists have developed a method to create real-life floating displays projected into the air. “We refer to this colloquially as the Princess Leia project,” lead scientist Daniel Smalley says.

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Video: Series travels to the dark side to explore science of Star Wars

By April Gocha / December 17, 2015

Is the Death Star laser feasible? Are plasma lightsabers even remotely possible? Can we build a real-world force field? The American Chemical Society’s Reactions series mulls over the science behind the answers in this new video.

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