Originally posted by patchx
actually i read a thing in a New Scientist magazine that i found on the train once that some physicists had theorized a way of making a functional lightsaber-like device
if i recall correctly the idea was to use some sort of really strong magnetic field to bend a stream of plasma around on itself that was emitted from some sort of "thingo"
they said the "hilt" of it would be freakin huge though
Well to be honest I think that lightsabers are best kept in that galaxy far far away.