Tractorbeam

10.20.14
Tractor beams are suddenly a lot more plausible
10.20.14

Tractor beams are suddenly a lot more plausible

Tractor beams now have a better shot at crossing from science fiction trope to reality, thanks to...

By S. Dent,   10.20.14
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08.11.14
'Tractor beam' for water can pull boats in any direction
08.11.14

'Tractor beam' for water can pull boats in any direction

It can be difficult to get waterborne objects to go in the right direction -- just ask any boat ca...

By J. Fingas,   08.11.14
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01.26.13
Researchers build a working tractor beam, on a very small scale
01.26.13

Researchers build a working tractor beam, on a very small scale

We recently saw research that suggested negative radiation pressure in light could lead to a pract...

By J. Fingas,   01.26.13
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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...

By J. Fingas,   06.23.12
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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...

By J. Trew,   11.02.11
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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...

By D. Melanson,   09.09.10
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