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Should Your Teen Be Allowed to Buy a Real 'Lightsaber'

The Spyder III Arctic Pro is a hand-held laser that looks remarkably like a lightsaber. That wouldn't be a problem, if it weren't almost as much of a menace as the fictional weapon. And with lasers getting rapidly more powerful and less expensive, regulation is falling behind.

The 2000s: Selling the Apocalypse, Now

Even before the decade began, there was a rich market for armageddon. Like the year 999, the end of the 20th century came with a glut of apocalyptic prophesy in America's popular culture.