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Laser Physicists Build Reversible Laser Tractor Beam
2014-10-21 03:38:04

Laser physicists have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the edges and dark in its center.

water tractor beam
2014-08-12 03:30:20

Complex waves generate flow patterns that could be used to manipulate floating objects or explain rips at the beach

Move Over Enterprise, Scientists Have Their Own Tractor Beam Now
2013-01-28 04:21:30

A small scale version of the “tractor beam” used by the starship Enterprise to tow other vessels on the television show Star Trek has been crafted by engineers from Scotland and the Czech Republic.

Image 1 - NASA Studying Ways To Make 'Tractor Beams' A Reality
2011-11-02 03:30:51

Tractor beams -- the ability to trap and move objects using laser light -- are the stuff of science fiction, but a team of NASA scientists has won funding to study the concept.

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2011-03-03 08:55:12

The tractor beam -- a tool popularized in the realm of science fiction -- has been slowly making its way into the realm of reality, where beams of light are used to pull objects back toward the source of the light.

2008-08-27 00:00:15

By Rhodri Marsden Invisibility cloaks are set to become a reality.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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