Science & Technology
Scientists develop "tractor beam"
By T.K. Randall
September 10, 2010 · 8 comments
Image Credit: Novosibirsk University
Like something out of Star Trek scientists have succeeded in developing a functional tractor beam using lasers.
While the technology has only been used on tiny particles so far physicists believe that the same technique could be used to move a large object five feet with the potential to increase that by scaling up the apparatus.
Scientists have invented a tractor beam which is able to move large objects longer distances than ever before by using a laser light. A team of researchers at the Australian National University in Canberra have brought the art of molecular transportation, made famous by the catchphrase 'Beam me up, Scotty' from the TV series Star Trek, a fraction closer.
Source: Daily Mail
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