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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:08 am    Post subject: Tractor Beams Reply with quote


http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/01/26/star-trek-tractor-beam-created-by-scientists/

Star Trek 'tractor beam' created by scientists
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A team of scientists has created a real-life miniature "tractor beam" - as featured in the Star Trek series - in a development which may lead to more efficient medical testing.

The microscopic beam - created by scientists from Scotland and the Czech Republic - allows a source of light to attract objects.

Light manipulation techniques have existed since the 1970s, but researchers say the experiment is the first instance of a beam being used to draw objects towards light.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a great accomplishment, I won't have to go out to the curb to haul the empty trash/recycling cans back to the house. Idea
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