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Neil deGrasse Tyson dissects the tech behind James Bond's gadgets

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James Bond jetpack
James Bond jetpack

James Bond's famous gadgets may have bested villians like Jaws and Oddjob over the last 50 years, but how do they fare against the likes of Neil deGrasse Tyson? NPR recently spoke with the famed astrophysicist to discuss various weapons in 007's arsenal, breaking down the likelihood of each item's ability to function in the real world. Head to the source to see what Dr. Tyson thinks about lasers that can cut people in half, bullet-deflecting watches, and find out which Bond car he wants to own.

Of course, Dr. Tyson himself is no stranger to what it's like to be perceived as a "badass." Here's him talking about the matter on an episode of On The Verge.