Despite the fact that nothing in the movie was created with realism in mind, technology has evolved and Star Wars is close of becoming a reality every day. Although the lightsaber has not been created yet, scientists who grew up with the Star Wars trilogy have made some significant progress. The latest technology news articles feature numerous examples of amazing Star Wars technologies that will blow your mind:
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Speeder bikes from the Return of the Jedi were every adolescent’s dream. Based on numerous technology news articles
, a company called Aerofex is planning to make this dream a reality. Head of company Mark DeRoche was a big fan of the speeder bike scene, so he decided to develop a low-altitude tandem duct aerial vehicle. The vehicle is in the process of perfecting, but it is actually functional. The Aerofex hover bike has a current price tag between $50,000 and $100,000 and targets fields such as search and rescue, agriculture, transportation and border control. DeRoche says that the bike is a tribute to the George Lucas team, although it does not feature laser cannons.
For half a century, sci-fi planted the idea that in the future guns will shoot glowing beams of energy that blows anything out of way. By now, many expected to live a laser-based lifestyle, and their dream is about to become a reality. The U.S. Navy is currently testing a warship-mounted laser cannon and preparing to deploy them to the police in 2014. Although there is no accompanying “pew-pew” sound effect like in the movies, but it will have a dazzle setting which zaps you unconscious. For more crazy tech innovations like this you can visit this site.
Floating Probe Droids
Every Star Wars fan remembers the scene in The Empire Strikes Back when the Empire sends a probe droid to Hoth to search for rebels. The drone floats along the planet’s icy surface and scans for life. Inspired by the movie, the MLB Company developed an aerial vehicle capable of floating for 10 hours with a 5-pound payload. But DARPA wasn’t satisfied with the V-Bat, so they decided it needs the ability to act autonomously and a clawed arm. The V-Bat is able to judge the distance to its target, clamp on its payload and leave without any human direction. It’s just a matter of time before it learns to track down moving targets and grab them with its creepy robot arm.
Miniature Hover Bots
In Star Wars, remotes are little spherical droids that perform tasks such as carrying equipment, repairs and reconnaissance. They also float and pack lasers. In real life, remotes are called SPHERES or Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites. About 13 years ago, MIT engineering professor David Miller showed his students the remotes from Star Wars and told them to build some. With backup from the Department of Defense and NASA, they designed little smartphone-powered droids that hang out on the International Space Station.
As you can see, we are about to enter a new stage of development, where once fictional gadgets are now a reality. If you are are a Star Wars fan than you are probably passionate about all sorts of gadgets. In order to keep in touch with the latest tech discoveries, we invite you to check a tech news website. http://www.hcmdigital.net/
is a great website that had useful reviews about the latest gadgets. There are a lot of devices that most people don’t even know exist. Surprisingly, some of these devices are even affordable.