Thumbs-up: Bill Nye explains 'Star Wars' holograms using emoji

How do holograms work? Why don't we have holograms as they were imagined in "Star Wars"? Watch Bill Nye answer all your hologram-related questions using emoji.

Bill Nye is back with another episode of emoji science. Just in time for Star Wars Day, the Science Guy is explaining the science of holograms using emoji.

In the video, which you can watch above, Nye explains what holograms are, how they're made and why we don't yet have fully three-dimensional holograms like the iconic message from Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" movie. And, as you'd expect, he explains all of these things using emoji to illustrate the concepts, including a pretty perfect emoji of Princess Leia as a blue hologram with donuts where her stylish hair buns would be.

The video is part of a launch by General Electric, which on Monday unveiled the website Emoji Science, which will feature, well, content explaining science using emoji. Bill Nye will continue to play a part in the new site, with new videos breaking complex scientific principles down into their raw, emoji-filled parts. GE has also partnered with the National Science Foundation to develop emoji-fied K-12 lesson plans for teachers to use with their kids.

What would you like to see the Science Guy explain next with emoji ("emojisplain"?)

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Help me understand holograms, O-Bill-Nye Kenobi. You're my only hope. Video screenshot by Anthony Domanico/CNET
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