Examining Death by Lightsaber and Stormtrooper Armor Effectiveness

One of the most popular #ScienceFiction franchises for over 40 years has been #StarWars and 2 of its most iconic elements are #lightsabers and #stormtroopers. If we applied about actual science to both, what would we find? Host Kyle Hill with #Nerdist’s #YouTube series of videos called “Because Science” did just that with 2 videos released last December.

First, what would death by lightsaber actually be like? Is the lightsaber as elegant a weapon as “Star Wars” Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi claimed way back in 1977, or would that death by lightsaber be far worse & gruesome? Let’s find out:

Next, stormtroopers. These helmeted, armor-clad soldiers of the Empire appear very imposing, but whenever they take a direct hit, the appear to die pretty much instantaneously. Let’s see what “Because Science” has to say about stormtroopers and their armor:


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