If you would like to contribute regularly to CairoScene please send your CV and writing samples to
CONTRIBUTE AN ARTICLE
If you have an article up your sleeve that you think is perfect for publication on CairoScene, fill in the form below, paste in your article and upload any relevant photos. If we think you're article works you'll be contacted with a publication date!
A new video on the Sufficiently Advanced YouTube channel has Star Wars fans almost as excited and sweaty as the new movie does. Using 3D printed parts and a model of the Skywalker lightsaber, supernerd and crafty dude Allen Pan's recent and perfectly-timed creation burns through inflated Imperial Stormtroopers and gets way too close to his face to light a cigarette.
While the blade isn’t really made of magnetically contained super-heated plasma, and Pan isn’t really a master of the force, it’s still pretty impressive. The "lightsaber" is fuelled by a methanol/acetone mixture and uses butane as a propellent to create a wiggly blue beam of death and pain. Boric acid is added to the mix to make the blade green, for that Return Of The Jedi vibe.