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Scientists in Scotland Have Created a Working Tractor Beam


Scientists in Scotland Have Created a Working Tractor Beam

Source: http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/s...

Now scientists from the University of Dundee, in Scotland, have created something with a bit more muscle. While most of the documented experiments with tractor-beam technology so far have involved light waves, the team from Dundee used sound waves to manipulate a half-inch triangular prism made of metal and rubber, successfully pulling the target toward the source of the acoustic beam. Half an inch may not sound like much, but it’s a vast improvement on fifty nanometres. 

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Cool, now we just need warp speed and Lightsabers.

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