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Originally posted by Xilvius
I found myself pondering on the properties of light and electromagnetics when this idea came to me...
The main problem about the idea is not that you couldnt make a beam of light magnified enough to do some damage, but that you couldnt keep the beam from going on forever.
So here's my theory, using a portable high powered laser to shoot a beam threw the core of an electromagnet, which would need to be strong enough to bend the beam around the magnet, giving the laser beam a "sword" like appearance.
All critism is welcome