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    Laser Warning Laser tractor beams are here

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/09/a...-tractor-beam/

    "As you might expect, that only works on very tiny particles, but the researchers are able to move them as far as one and a half meters"
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    What can I say, I'm from Nebraska!
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    Quote Originally Posted by loopee View Post
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/09/australian-researchers-trap-tiny-particles-in-tiny-tractor-beam/

    "As you might expect, that only works on very tiny particles, but the researchers are able to move them as far as one and a half meters"
    From the same university that reported successful teleportation back in 2002 (albeit photons)
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2049048.stm

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    Default BBC Article

    That was a fascinating read. I look forward to hearing more about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loopee View Post
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/09/a...-tractor-beam/

    "As you might expect, that only works on very tiny particles, but the researchers are able to move them as far as one and a half meters"
    Sounds like laser "kooling" to me !

    There a load of stuff about this on another thread.

    Cheers!

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