Tractor beam

06.23.12
Negative radiation pressure in light could make some tractor beams real, we're already sucked in
06.23.12

Negative radiation pressure in light could make some tractor beams real, we're already sucked in

Developing a real, working tractor beam has regularly been an exercise in frustration: it often re...

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11.02.11
NASA developing tractor beams, no plans for Death Star... yet (video)
11.02.11

NASA developing tractor beams, no plans for Death Star... yet (video)

Fully functional LightSabre aside, a tractor beam has to be high on most geek wish-lists; lucky f...

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09.09.10
Australian researchers trap tiny particles in tiny tractor beam
09.09.10

Australian researchers trap tiny particles in tiny tractor beam

Lasers. Is there anything they can't do? The latest addition to the 50-year-old technology's bag of...

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