Light SaberThose crazy, geeky, amazing Star Wars freaks at MIT have finally done it!  They've managed to create a new kind of matter out of photons, in order to fulfill a dream we've all had since we were kids.

They've created matter that acts like a light saber!Instead of just making another color of laser, they've convinced light photons to bind together to make matter that reacts to things!

"It's not an in-apt analogy to compare this to light sabers," Harvard Professor of Physics Mikhail Lukin added. "When these photons interact with each other, they're pushing against and deflect each other. The physics of what's happening in these molecules is similar to what we see in the movies."

Read more at Phys.org

You know that a light saber will be the FIRST things these guys get built and on the market for sale.  Since they've already got the robot girlfriend at home, this is the next logical creation.  Let the force be with you.