Anti-Matter Lightsabers are a Bad Idea | Because Science Footnotes


– Have you ever seen a
rock that isn’t a rock? I mean, like, have you ever seen a rock, that is something resembling a stone, but wasn’t formed by natural processes? I have, it’s something very
interesting produced by humans, through our factory
processes, and it is this. It is called fordite. Why is the word fordite used, though? Well, it’s because it
is actually an aggregate of enamel paint coating,
used on old Ford cars. From the 40s, all the way
up through the 70s and 80s. And as they were painting
these cars, excess of it would run off on to the
factory floor plant, and get on pieces of equipment and stuff. It would take about 1000 layers of paint to make about an inch of this material that you’re seeing now. But then some workers found
out that you can polish and shape this stuff like actual stone. And so fordite became
something of a material, that you could sell,
and make into jewelry. Fordite is on the market right
now, and you can buy some. But there’s a limited amount. Because they changed the
system that painted the cars, much more efficient, and so
now, there isn’t this buildup of excess paint on factory floors. And so fordite is a limited quantity, and it’s quite beautiful. A human-made gem, born
out of inefficiency. (laughs) What is, it, baseball? (laughs) Yeah, that’s right. Baseball sucks. (bouncy techno music) Hello, and welcome to another
edition of “Footnotes”, the companion show to “Because Science”, where I take all of your
comments, questions, and corrections, and I peel them back like aggregate layers of enamel paint, and then I break some off, and I polish it up into
a stone of science. And then, I tell you what’s
coming up on this channel next. Hint, it involves neutron stars, and doing dangerous stuff with it. Who would’ve thought? But, getting right into
it, in the last episode of “Because Science”, we
were trying to figure out what a Darksaber is. A singular weapon, crafted by
the first Mandalorian Jedi. If it’s supposed to
function like a lightsaber, what makes a darksaber the way it is? How does it have the
properties that it has? In the full episode, which you can watch, if you haven’t yet, I
said that if the Darksaber was a black hole blade,
then it would explain the absence of light in the blade, it might explain the glow,
the hot glow around the edge of the blade, as some
sort of accretion disk, like forms around black
holes, and that accretion disk could be so hot it might,
in fact, cut stuff. Of course, my explanation
created just as many problems as it attempted to solve, but hey, sometimes you just gotta get ripped apart by intensely strong
magnetic fields, which, what did you have to say? Our first comment comes
from Neo Spacian Sushi Roll, who says “I have a hypothesis
about how the darksabers work. “They look cool, so it works.” That’s how things in Star
Wars works, it’s cool. It is inarguable, that
Star Wars, as a franchise, created some of the
coolest sci fi designs, of all time. No doubt that’s why they have stuck around for the last couple of
decades, and they’ve influenced so much science fiction going forward. If it’s cool, it’s cool. I mean, lightsabers are awesome,
but as for an explanation, it’d be a lot cooler if they had one. Yes it would. My hero’s myself in 10 years, you know what I’m talkin’ ’bout? Yellstr has a comment, which
says “Hey Kyle, great show.” Eh. “Is there any science
currently which could explain “such sci-fi concepts as force
fields or force shields?” Well, yes, but you would
need some sort of field, like a gravitational
field, a magnetic field, an electrical field, that could
impose a force on an object moving through that field. So say we’re making a spaceship, and we want to deflect
incoming cosmic radiation. How do we protect ourselves? Well, one of the ideas
is to create a kind of magnetic force field or
force shield, if you will, and this involves
projecting a magnetic field outside of the spacecraft. Kind of like how the earth’s
magnetosphere’s projected outside of the sphere of the earth itself by the dynamo spinning at the core. So if we projected a magnetic field outside of our spaceship,
when those particles, those cosmic particles,
encounter the magnetic field, they would experience some
force from the magnetic field, and would be diverted
around our spaceship. This would be a real-ish force field. From anything to divert
bullets, or lightsabers, you would need something a lot stronger. Something that would have a lot of knock-on effects that you’d notice. Like, you know, ripping
everything apart near you. Alejandro Fernandez Castro
says “Kyle, who do you talk to “at the end of the videos?” Oh, you mean them? I wouldn’t worry about them. Don’t you dare get on camera. Douglas Wallace, ray33,
braingasim, and others, say well, for a darksaber, what
about using antimatter? How would that work? Antimatter is cool, and
as you know, in Star Wars, all right, all right,
all right, cool rules. But anitmatter would be a pretty bad thing to make a blade that you
hold near your face out of. If, for no other reason, then sure, you could contain antimatter
inside a magnetic field, like a magnetic trap, so
that it doesn’t interact with anything, and it
doesn’t, you know, explode. But once you bring that lightsaber into contact with anything,
if the blade is made out of antimatter, that
antimatter will react with the matter that it
touches and annihilate, releasing energy according
to E=MC², and if you had a lightsaber blade’s worth of antimatter, and you contacted that
blade with a blade’s worth of normal matter, it
would create an explosion large enough to level the city. Unless your whole planet was a city. Then it would just be part of it. It’s a Coruscant joke. But the nerdiest comment at the
time I’m filming this video, I gotta give to Lars van
den Biggolaar, who says: “So what Kyle is saying at
the beginning of the video, “is that lightsabers’ colors “are dependent on their
temperatures, right? “If so, then I have two questions.” And I wanna get to your first one. “Could you consider blue lightsabers “to be more dangerous than red ones, “as they seemingly have
a higher temperature?” So yes, according to that
Wien’s displacement law that we looked at, during the episode, blue to bluish-white hot, is the hottest region of visible light. If something is blue or
white-hot, it is the hottest. And if it is reddish, or
orangeish, then it is red hot, but that is necessarily
at a lower temperature. It has to be if it’s acting
like black body radiation. So yes, even through the
temperature difference isn’t all that much, relatively speaking. You still have thousands of Kelvin, versus thousands of Kelvin,
but a Jedi’s blue lightsaber, usually wielded by Jedi, right, would be technically physically
hotter, in our estimation, than a Sith’s red lightsaber,
and you’d wanna fear the blue one more. Strong the light side of the Force is. And hotter our lightsabers do. They cut that line. I did submit it to Lucas, but he cut it. Don’t you dare get on camera. But, Lars, for that very
interesting point, you are indeed, a super nerd. (yells) But of course, I’m not always right. Sometimes, I’m Kylo wrong. So what did I get wrong last week? It’s a Star Wars pun. A bad one. Oh, and if you were
watching outside of the time when I published this video,
and you want to correct me on something, I’m sure that you do, make sure that you like and
subscribe to this channel, and hit that notification
bell so that you can get all the video notifications,
so you can get in there and say oh, but Kyle, (yelling) Our first correction comes from
super nerd Infinite Asseem, who says: “Okay, I did some
research, and I found out “what’s much more viable
than a black hole sword. “It’s just a regular
lightsaber that contains “an invisible plasma. “In the Korean tokemak KSTAR,
which you can read about, “the plasma here is a
blistering 150,000,000° C, “and it isn’t visible, because
it simply doesn’t emit light “in the visible spectrum.” A darksaber could be that. Well, Infinite, I do like your comment, but two problems with it. One, just like you said,
if it’s not emitting any visible light, it wouldn’t necessarily
look black, would it? That’s something that is
taking in all the radiation, like a perfect black body,
or like a black hole, like we suggested. And, if you look up footage of tokemak reactors switching
on, and in operation, I’m not totally sure what
you’re talking about. Because I can see a lotta
hot, hot plasma in there. And I wouldn’t wanna touch it. Don’t touch it. Don’t touch it! Hey. Kevkiller 777 has a correction. He says “Humans breathe oxygen.” Citation needed. “But in the episode you were
drawing lots of helium atoms. “Does that mean you breathe helium? “Does that mean you’re not from earth? “Does that mean you’re
an alien supervillain “who wants to replace all
oxygen on earth with helium?” (gasps) No, that’s completely ridiculous. I don’t breath only helium. (speaking gibberish) What a weird correction. Another big correction comes
from doomforzombies who says “The dark saber shouldn’t cut
through a Mandalorian helmet.” And in the opening of the episode, I have Boba Fett’s helmet
being cut by a lightsaber, but of course, as you
know, a Mandalorian armor is the only armor in
the Star Wars universe that can repel a lightsaber attack, so it wouldn’t necessarily
cut through Boba Fett’s helmet like that, like I showed,
just to illustrate the point of lightsabers cutting stuff. Come on. But the nerdiest correction at the time I’m filming this episode,
I’m giving to Adrien, who says “Hey Kyle, love the show. “One quick observation. “If the light emitted by a
lightsaber was simply due “to the heat alone of its plasma,
as dictated by Wien’s Law, “then you could not have
all the colors that we see “in the movies. “You could only add up the colors “from the large wavelength
end of the spectrum “to the smaller wavelength
end, ie red, orange, yellow, “then white, and eventually
blue for the hottest plasmas. “In the same way there are no green stars, “there could be no green lightsaber.” in case you’ve never thought
about this, no there are, in fact, no green stars in the universe. Some stars may look green, to our eyes, after the light passes
through the atmosphere, but this is an optical illusion. There are no green stars, period. And that’s because, if
starts are emitting light like near-perfect black
body radiators, as they are, then we can actually characterize
how that light will look in the visible portion of the spectrum. And it just so happens
that even though some stars can emit most of their wavelengths in green light specifically,
because they’re also emitting red light and blue light, because of how all those colors combine, no stars will ever look
green, at least according to the physics here in this universe. And as long as Star Wars is
still in the same universe, if it’s just using plasma
alone and temperature like you’re saying, Adrien, then there can be no green lightsabers. It would have to be more
like a gas discharge mercury vapor kind of thing going on, but then it wouldn’t be hot
enough to cut through stuff, and this is a great correction. So you are a super nerd. (rock music) Had to get that out. And now, moving right along
to this week’s episode of “Because Science”, you can
get this at the Nerdist store. The next episode of “Because Science” is the neutron star slingshot. That’s right, in the next
episode of “Because Science”, we are delving into decades-old research, into a kind of gravitational machine, featuring neutron stars,
which may end up being the ultimate in
interstellar transportation. (laughs) You thought I was gonna
say somethin’ didn’t you? Didn’t you? But before we get to the
neutron star slingshot, please go watch the latest
episode of “Because Science” if you haven’t yet, all
about whatever it was, and leave me your best comments,
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wherever you type that in and you get stuff and it is me. And don’t forget, I
don’t know who out there needs to hear this, so
I’m not gonna say it. (gentle electronic music) (logo buzzes) (logo whirs)

100 Comments

  1. Because Science said:

    Thanks for watching, Super Nerds! Here's a link to last week's video if you haven't peeped it yet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx3I52NiAmY — kH

    November 19, 2019
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  2. jimmy Lewg said:

    Ha! I couldn’t agree more. Baseball is like watching fordite dry.
    Edit: sorry, I should have said, baseball is like watching fordite cure. This being a science channel I thought I should be more accurate in my corny jokes.

    November 20, 2019
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  3. Timothy Harris said:

    I Kno Im repeating myself but I feel like I wasn't heard so,,,, love the show, can't wait for each episode, so I had a question/idea for a episode, so what would u get if u designed a robot and programed it to seek out specific materials to melt down to then "mold" new parts to create a robot that would be programmed the same exept the new robot is to made be at half the size (or smaller). At what point would it not be able to continue or is there other issues that would prevent it?

    November 20, 2019
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  4. lamer5799 said:

    Bobba's helmet is Durasteel not Baskar so it can be cut by a lightsaber

    November 20, 2019
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  5. Jim Schuler said:

    Not quite true on antimatter annihilating the matter it comes into contact with. Antimatter only annihilates the opposing matter particle it comes into contact with. A positron will annihilate an electron, but it won't annihilate a proton. Conceivably, you could fill a lightsaber with exotic antimatter and it will perform just fine as long as you don't hit a significant amount of exotic regular matter.

    November 20, 2019
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  6. Lyle G said:

    I don't think you'd even have to swing your anti-matter lightsaber at anything for bad things to happen because wouldn't the anti-matter react with the atmosphere around it and annihilate any oxygen or nitrogen atoms it came in contact with? So, the instant you activate it — BOOM! (unless you're in the vacuum of space).

    November 20, 2019
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  7. andrew coleman said:

    In canon the green light sabers held by those who have a stronger connection to the force while blue is for the more combat efficient

    November 20, 2019
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  8. qdllc said:

    On the dark lightsaber, could it be the frequency of the light from the blade is outside the range of visible light?

    Likewise, isn’t the color based on the crystal used in the lightsaber? What if you had a black crystal?

    November 20, 2019
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  9. Symbiote Mullet said:

    So red lightsabers cut less efficiently? That makes perfect sense. A sith wants to inflict more pain and fear on people, as it's empowering for them. An inefficient blade that cuts slowly or messily is right up their street.

    November 20, 2019
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  10. Library Adjacent said:

    Would love some death stranding videos.

    November 20, 2019
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  11. Rishit Goel said:

    I live in India but i also know " In USA, you don't say baseball sucks "
    But baseball players would not watch u r videos because they couldn't understand it. 😁

    November 20, 2019
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  12. Mike said:

    Hey Kyle. Why would you say baseball sucks? Here let me list all the awesome things about baseball to convince you otherwise:
    1.
    The end

    November 20, 2019
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  13. Lt.Cdr. Chunk Chungus said:

    Aww, kind of a shame mine wasn't featured. I did try to combine actual science with in-universe theories.
    Ah well. Just gotta keep trying I suppose.

    November 20, 2019
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  14. MrDStar1988 said:

    A great example for a star that has the peak of its radiation output in green light is our own sun.

    November 20, 2019
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  15. garry12777 said:

    Baseball does NOT SUCK!!!

    November 20, 2019
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  16. Regis Bodnar said:

    Such a heartfelt outro! We need more like them!

    November 20, 2019
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  17. Gabriel Martins said:

    The Kyle Kanon thickens. Helium-breathing alian supervillain with slaves that aren't allowed to be seen. Someone's going to do a cartoon with that someday and it's going to be awesome.

    November 20, 2019
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  18. Thomas said:

    Lightsaber color is the result of the bond formed between the user and the kyber crystal used to focus the energy of a power grid. These crystals were force attuned living organisms that are colorless until chosen by and bonded with a force user. The reflect the spiritual alignment of their user. They are naturally attuned to the light side of the force, meaning to use one a sith must force the crystal to submit to their will causing it to 'bleed' and turn red

    November 20, 2019
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  19. AnImEpRo 360 said:

    Because Science, can a person manipulate vectors? can you analyze this character in A certain magical index named Accelerator and his power are vector manipulation? for more info about the character: https://vsbattles.fandom.com/wiki/Accelerator

    November 20, 2019
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  20. Mcgravier said:

    Fortnite? GG well played

    November 20, 2019
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  21. Dana Cottrell said:

    The color of a lightsaber's blade is determined by the color of the focusing crystal.

    November 20, 2019
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  22. elinos22 achilleos said:

    Γαμω το μηλλη σου

    November 20, 2019
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  23. Tuckinator inator said:

    I actually had an explosive question regarding another science fiction series. In the game Destroy All Humans their is a grenade launcher called the Ion Detonator. I was curious about the science behind an Ionic Bomb

    November 20, 2019
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  24. Renato Medeiros said:

    Hey Kyle I'm your big fan and watch all your videos! greetings from Brazil! please answer my question:

    Why isn't there even any theory that produces anti-gravity or self-sustaining or thrust without the use of aerodynamic devices or the reaction of fuels (rockets)? Could scientists at least figure out any theory that would make the possibility of this invention viable?

    November 20, 2019
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  25. Dippy D said:

    Lmao! “I don’t know who out there needs to hear this… so I’m not gonna say it!”

    November 20, 2019
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  26. Respect Halo said:

    A rock that isnt a rock? Called Stone Mountain. Man made Mountain.

    November 20, 2019
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  27. General Durandal said:

    Anti-matter anything is a bad idea.
    I single gram of the stuff coming in contact with 1 gram of any matter,
    well, lets just say, big explosion.

    November 20, 2019
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  28. The guy with the Truck said:

    What happens when you melt high strength magnet's? What would happen when the solidify?

    November 20, 2019
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  29. Ralph Arambe said:

    So what your saying is red lightsabers are cooler than blue ones. And cool works.
    For the Dark Side!

    November 20, 2019
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  30. CMDR Revoluzzzer said:

    Have you ever heard the tragedy of the rock that isn't a rock?

    November 20, 2019
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  31. Kings Tallington said:

    https://youtu.be/ofkzvM7Skxg

    November 20, 2019
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  32. Mark Myhrer said:

    One thing about Shielding like Star Trek or Star Wars. Is that most shielding is some form of energy Shield so in theory as long as Shield had a high enough energy strength of emitting light it can repulse virtually anything. This of course going off of the theory of relativity that light travels faster Dennis speed of sound. If it's a concentrated amount of light it could possibly blind us so that alone would also need a different kind of shielding to protect our eyesight. Like a graviton shield. How would those work? NASA already has a form of heat shielding.

    November 20, 2019
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  33. Jack Writer said:

    Yeah, that's right, baseball sucks.
    Because Science!
    😂

    November 20, 2019
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  34. Leonard Wong said:

    Good stuff!!

    November 20, 2019
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  35. Brett Goldenbloome said:

    Couldn't the plasma be blocking the light from the other side while also not emitting visible light? there is a stealth technology based on plasma. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_stealth

    November 20, 2019
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  36. ASOOX BMW said:

    Every sport suck until you learn the rules and understand what is going on. True baseball isn't the most exciting which is why people say it sucks, but there is actually a ridiculous amount of strategy employed by the managers. There is a lot more to consider than simply number of pitches, on base percentage, and batting average.

    November 20, 2019
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  37. Kris Fahnstrom said:

    Here's what gets me.. The color of the blade has nothing to do with the make-up of the blade. Its just a chosen spectrum that the Jedi wishes the blade to be . All lightsabers are made up of energy in the form of a plasma. The color of the plasma can be changed by focusing it through different spectrums inside the focusing iris which is in fact the " Focusing Crystal " ( or Crystals cause some sabers have 1 and some have up to 3 depending on if you wish you double the length of the blade you are using up to 2 times its length ) . Luke found his crystal on Tatooine In Obi-Wans hut which is where he built his new saber before going to go confront Jabba about Han's return .

    November 20, 2019
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  38. rednecktek said:

    baseball sucks… but how much? 1027g/cm^2

    November 20, 2019
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  39. Marc E.T said:

    Wait, a lightsaber's color is based on its crystal color, not the amount of heat, right?

    November 20, 2019
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  40. kerrimt thefrog said:

    Kyle you should do a video on how light colors mix and how we perceive light . Keep up the good work!

    November 20, 2019
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  41. ViralInfekT said:

    Is our Thor a fan of Stephen Colbert and his segment "Meanwhile"?

    Could not not see the similarities and the eye shuffle 😁

    November 20, 2019
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  42. Raef Wilhelm said:

    I heard baseball sucks then liked the video

    November 20, 2019
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  43. Selene Eldritch said:

    "Jedi Mandalorian", talk about an insult. Lol so EU explanation is way better than canon, but you're opposites on lightsaber deadlines. The Sith red saber crystal is synthetic, which makes it stronger than the natural crystals of the jedi. Giving the Sith a chance to "break" another lightsabers blade.
    In canon the mean sabers are made by pouring all your emo-ness into the crystal to make it bleed from your level of cringe.

    November 20, 2019
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  44. ZGuy0fSci said:

    "There are no Green Stars in the Universe…"
    – sees Mario Galaxy.
    So what you're saying is GameFreak Nintendo Lied to Us? ^_<

    November 20, 2019
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  45. Joshua Wolfsohn said:

    Treat show Kyle

    November 20, 2019
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  46. jacob powell said:

    Mandalorian Iron (Beskar) can be breached by a lightsaber, but only in a thrust or prolonged direct pressure.

    November 20, 2019
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  47. alex bluestein said:

    Idk why but when he said neutrpn star slingshot I thought he meant a weapon that shot a neutron star at someone. Not sure if im relieved or dissapointed.

    November 20, 2019
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  48. not you said:

    I love how fear stick ppl together over there than love it slf.kkkkkkk

    November 20, 2019
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  49. Tristan Durr said:

    That impression is actually pretty good Kyle lol

    I vote for Kyle to play him if a remake was ever done of Dazed and Confused

    November 20, 2019
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  50. Corvus said:

    Why you not like baseball?

    November 20, 2019
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  51. Mr. Wilson said:

    Thank you for not saying it. I probably didn't need to hear it.

    November 20, 2019
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  52. Storm Allen said:

    Couple points, first off, regarding lightsabers: Are they not photonic molecules (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photonic_molecule and https://physicsworld.com/a/physicists-create-molecules-of-light/)? Darksaber would be maybe caused by interference patterns that fall out of phase along the edge (hence the white light)?

    Also, I ran the numbers yesterday on a whim, a single grain of sand converted to pure energy would be equivalent to 9.5 kilotons of tnt. For reference, Hiroshima was nuked by 15 kilotons. A lightsaber's worth of antimatter probably would destroy your city, regardless of size, or at least cause a big enough boom to render the planet uninhabitable.

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  53. Man Of Steel said:

    Starcom Nexus has a green star in it.
    Though they never explained how that is possible. They just tell you it isn't supposed to be possible.

    November 20, 2019
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  54. David Peabody said:

    A rock that wasnt made of natural causes. Iraq

    November 20, 2019
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  55. Twistedn warped said:

    So, since green isn't a heat color wouldn't it make more sense to say that all the sabers a re "white hot" and are simply tinyed different colors based on the color of the crtstal in the hilt?

    November 20, 2019
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  56. Dan Smith said:

    Kyle says' baseball suck. He IS a supper villain

    November 20, 2019
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  57. Anuj Banaudha said:

    just asking 🙂 black hole saber is a good idea over antimatter saber….??

    November 20, 2019
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  58. Damien Steinrich said:

    'Baseball Sucks' Grrr thems fighting words!

    November 20, 2019
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  59. Zamir Lewis said:

    Hey Kyle, irrefutably amazing show.
    I know this probably won't make it onto a BS ep because I'm commenting on a Footnotes ep, but I actually had a conversation with a friend of mine a whole ago about the possibility of a black lightsaber.

    He tried to argue that it was possible and I tried to get him to understand that based on how conductivity and thermal radiation work, a lightsaber could never actually be black.

    I then tried to hypothesize how it COULD possibly exist, for the sake of it being in the Star Wars universe, and the only conclusion that I could come to would be that whatever the lightsaber blade is made out of must be a material that only exists in the Star Wars universe and when it is excited, or given energy, it begins to absorb more light.

    I then explained how this would be technically impossible to happen because even if you were to increase whatever temperature it takes for a material to start getting off electromagnetic radiation in the visible spectrum, it would never actually give off no light at all unless it was below absolute zero somehow.

    In conclusion, we realized the only way that a lightsaber could actually be black is if it was the exact OPPOSITE of a lightsaber and was somehow an Absolute Zero Sword, or a CryoSaber (Coined by friend)

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  60. Telendil said:

    Way more interesting than red or blue lightsabers would be green ones do they have a higher tempreture than the others or not? Lol ok always watch Kyles videos to the end before commenting.

    November 20, 2019
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  61. The Devil's Successors said:

    Kyle: suspends disbelief of plasma swords flash-cooking their wielders alive
    Also Kyle: critisizes idea of black hole sword for its ability to eat its wielder alive

    November 20, 2019
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  62. Phillip High Velocity said:

    Any think it would be cool to figure out if kings heart from one punch man is actually possible. Aka if it can beat that fast and loud

    November 20, 2019
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  63. Dylan Land said:

    baseball is ok

    November 20, 2019
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  64. britebit Gaming said:

    Really Kyle baseball sucks you know what fuck you

    November 20, 2019
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  65. covenant11 said:

    How did you not go with "swordsplosion"?

    November 20, 2019
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  66. Trevor Chaffin said:

    wants to find out more about light absorption
    searches the internet for info about Black Holes
    looks up "perfect black body"
    (insert Pikachu face)

    November 20, 2019
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  67. Benjamin Rich said:

    Counterpoint to the 'it wouldn't look black'. Consider: Vantablack. Or rather, why vantablack is so black. If, due to the the way the Darksaber works, it is made of nano-scale filiments of plasma wobbling about at absurd velocities, it would effectively absorb light in a similar manner to vantablack (along with being even more perposterously dangerous to puppies, kittens, small childen, and chosen ones prone to losing limbs). And, in addition to getting the 'sticky' of the blade we know about due to the containment fields of normal lightsabers stuck in it, it is possible that we would see the white corona as light is ejected from being caught in the nano-chainsaw-field-of-doom at the corners of the blade.

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  68. Bad Gammers said:

    me sad as I mentioned the antimatter as well as the field problem and still didn't get mentioned 🙁

    November 20, 2019
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  69. Murs Nine said:

    man. to see Kyle forget about the possibility of ultraviolet and infrared … oof~

    big oof science guy.

    November 20, 2019
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  70. NessHX said:

    I must say (after getting a bachelor degree in physics) that the fact that there are no green stars is literally the first "literally new" thing I have ever learnt on yt

    November 20, 2019
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  71. zaczane said:

    It wasn’t a rock
    It wasn’t a rock
    It wasn’t a rock
    It was
    A Rock
    Lobster
    ROCK LOBSTER!!!

    November 20, 2019
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  72. zaczane said:

    It wasn’t a rock
    It wasn’t a rock
    It wasn’t a rock
    It was
    A Rock
    Lobster
    ROCK LOBSTER!!!

    November 20, 2019
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  73. Jeff Maesar said:

    Good Coruscant's joke 🙂 i got it

    November 21, 2019
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  74. NazzleFN said:

    Make another mtg video

    November 21, 2019
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  75. Socc said:

    If you played the new starwars game you would know the color is dependent on the crystal used and the choice of the wielder.

    November 21, 2019
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  76. Broba Fett said:

    “Mando armor is the only armor to repel lightsabers.” FALSE! Darth Bane’s orbalisk armor could repel lightsabers as well as the shadow trooper armor from Jedi Outcast because it was infused with cortosis which is one type of crystal used in lightsabers.

    November 21, 2019
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  77. Opamp said:

    Hey Kyle, (or Kylo if you’re going by your new super villain name!)
    Long time viewer, first time subscriber. Awesome show btw – makes me feel my MS in Engineering isn’t for nothing!
    Question for you:
    If it’s cold outside (let’s say freezing), and I need to walk from the store to my car without a jacket (let’s say 100m). Would I lose heat faster if I walked, or if I ran to my car? (The idea being that by running, the wind should possibly cool me faster however I’d be outside for a shorter period of time).
    Looking forward to your next video so I can take a stab at getting a Super Nerd plaque for my wall!
    Jim

    November 21, 2019
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  78. Zach Hill said:

    Baseball sure does suck!

    November 21, 2019
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  79. Gianni Hodgson said:

    But doesn't make Windu cut through Jango fets armour?

    November 21, 2019
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  80. Malichite said:

    Considering that in Star Wars lore, they use crystals to focus and create the blades, which in turn affects the color of the blade, lightsabers are more likely using an advanced form of solid light, which has been produced before in a lab https://engineering.princeton.edu/news/2014/09/08/solid-light-could-compute-previously-unsolvable-problems

    November 21, 2019
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  81. Kingonmythrone said:

    Hey nerds got a question. Okay in star wars they define a a light saber as a laser. ( George Lucas) Going off that I would assume that the weapons are the same thing. If that's the case why is there even Gatling guns with multiple barrles? If it shoots light. One barrel is good enough correct? Stick a bat-ter rang on the end of it and make the bat signal . Yes I've seen the light saber episode.

    November 21, 2019
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  82. Humanidad Digital said:

    Coppa, because ethics…

    November 21, 2019
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  83. Duane McClure said:

    Am I the only person who thought that the joke at 5:22 was about Ravnica instead of Coruscant? Probably :/

    November 21, 2019
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  84. Adrian Brown said:

    While I'm glad that the prospect of antimatter was addressed, you still didn't cover dark matter.

    November 21, 2019
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  85. S.J.'s DIY Adventures said:

    Dissing on baseball!!! Careful dude… your looking for some serious backlash. Like the antimatter of YouTube.

    November 21, 2019
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  86. ian french said:

    Hey Kyle, what if the lightsabers weren't made out of plasma, but actual light particles, which is what the name suggests? Also, what if when the lightsabers extend, a metal pole comes out of the holy and creates a weird kind of magnetic field that brings in the light particles around it, or emits them, and that is why lightsabers come out to a certain length and not just shooting out like a laser beam? If so, that would make a lot more sense and explain why they don't set people in the immediate vicinity on fire and it would also explain why when people get stabbed with them, the people don't explode. Does that make sense? Please answer this and I will continue my support. Actually, I'll continue to support you even if you don't, but please answer nonetheless.

    November 21, 2019
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  87. Alex Stapleton said:

    8:41 counter correction: boba fetts helmet isn’t made of beskar like a real mandalorian helmet.

    November 21, 2019
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  88. Ryben Flynn said:

    Boba Fett's helmet was not Mandalorian armor, it was a knockoff (pun intended).
    Go to 1 minute 54 in the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEqFRNYrRnk
    Mandalorian armor is Lightsaber proof. Boba Fett was killed by being struck BELOW the helmet.

    November 21, 2019
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  89. Khodexus said:

    Mandalorian steel, aka Beskar, is not the ONLY metal that can resist lightsabers. Durasteel takes significant time to melt/penetrate, for instance, and cortosis can actually short out lightsabers due to high energy feedback on contact.

    November 21, 2019
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  90. The Edgy mandalorian said:

    9:00 bobas helmet is actually made of durasteel not beskar meaning it could be cut through by a lightsaber

    November 21, 2019
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  91. globenstine 1 said:

    ROFL baseball.

    November 21, 2019
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  92. TheUrbanwerebear said:

    Could the darksaber be a monomolecular fiber approximately one atom thick? The darkness with the glow around it could be a lensing effect from the intense magnetic field required to hold in in the shape of the blade. And when the saber is turned off, the fiber would be retracted inside the hilt on a synthetic diamond spool.

    November 21, 2019
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  93. Laika Balzac said:

    I thought it would be simpler, and much less destroys a planet is instead of a black hole, it's an optical illusion. We've been using optical illusions for centuries and they have advanced holographic technology. Something that blocks or refracts the light from the centre of a lightsaber, would make it appear to be black to our eyes, even though it's white hot.

    November 21, 2019
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  94. Eliot Hochberg said:

    Huh. So is there a temperature that is very hot that doesn’t give off visible light? I know that infrared isn’t visible, but there is usually a visible component. Is there a heat level that only gives off ultraviolet or higher radiation? And if so, couldn’t that be a black saber? And given the heat, it would be as strong or stronger than others, right?

    November 21, 2019
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  95. Farmer Frank said:

    Oh,, ooppsiies

    Thee crystal color determines light saber color….could be a black crystal making a black light

    November 21, 2019
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  96. Cortex said:

    Nate. The person he’s taking to after the video is Nate. Hold on, does Nate know about Kyles villainy? If so, if he’s associated, in what way is he? His secretary? Maybe just his hinchman or slave. But isn’t he almighty to Kyle in the void?

    November 21, 2019
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  97. JEFF GRENCIK said:

    just to thrown in some speculation…what about an "Anti dark matter" blade?

    November 21, 2019
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  98. Manuel Ochoa said:

    No Green Sun? That's a good thing to know.

    November 21, 2019
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  99. Rusty Shackleforth said:

    DAMN HE STRAIGHT UP SAID BASEBALL SUCKS!!!! DIDN'T FLINCH OR ANYTHING!!!!

    November 21, 2019
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  100. DragonKing said:

    I've got a question for a future episode: could, theoretically, a lightsaber pierce a sheet of Vibranium?

    November 21, 2019
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