Engineer builds the world’s first plasma-based Star Wars’ lightsaber



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A popular YouTuber has created the first functioning lightsaber, using propane gas burning at around 4,000°C to create a retractable plasma beam.

Canadian James Hobson, known as ‘the Hacksmith’, has a following of ten million subscribers and works on turning popular science fiction items into reality.  

Inspired by a love of Star Wars, he has previously made various lightsabers, but wanted to produce

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CHILLING, India (Reuters) – Ligen Eliyas deftly turns the excavator’s hydraulic arm to push a huge boulder into the Zanskar river below in a cloud of dust, clearing another bit of land for a strategic highway that India is hurriedly building near the Chinese border.

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