Saturn rising between the telescopes of the Whitin Observatory at Wellesley College.
Bernardo Alberto Houssay
Scientists Create Star Trek’s Tractor Beam
Scientists from Scotland and the Czech Republic have created a real-life “tractor” beam, as featured in the Star Trek movies that, for the first time, allows a beam of light to attract objects.
Although light manipulation techniques have existed since the 1970s, this is the first time a light beam has been used to draw objects towards the light source, albeit at a microscopic level. Researchers from the Univ. of St Andrews and the Institute of Scientific Instruments (ISI) in the Czech Republic have found a way to generate a special optical field that efficiently reverses radiation pressure of light.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/01/scientists-create-star-treks-tractor-beam
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