Published Jan 01 1970

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Star Wars gave us the civilized weapon of the Jedi world with the lightsaber, but could it handle the weapons of OUR world? Kyle is using the Force on this week's Because Science!

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Learn more:
• BULLET DEFLECTION STUDY: http://bit.ly/2ux8zcN
• XKCD LIGHTNING: http://bit.ly/2tdStB8
• 9MM: http://nerdi.st/2dFvHeb
• HEAT OF VAPORIZATION: http://bit.ly/2toauRm
• LEAD MELTING AND BOILING POINT: http://bit.ly/2u5YsJj
• HEAT OF FUSION: http://bit.ly/2uAn0wC
• SPECIFIC HEAT LEAD (SOLID/LIQUID): http://bit.ly/2uxR24i
• ENERGY TO VAPORIZE 9MM: http://bit.ly/2vzSro5
• ENERGY TO MELT 9MM: http://bit.ly/2tnLPfH
• MUZZLE VELOCITIES: http://bit.ly/2vAbn6a