‘Beam me up, Scotty!’ Breakthrough as scientists move objects 5ft using tractor beams

Scientists have invented a tractor beam which is able to move large objects longer distances than ever before by using a laser light.

A team of researchers at the Australian National University in Canberra have brought the art of molecular transportation, made famous by the catchphrase ‘Beam me up, Scotty’ from the TV series Star Trek, a fraction closer.

Using what they call tractor beams – rays of energy that can move objects – they have managed to move tiny particles up to 59 inches from one place to another.

via ‘Beam me up, Scotty!’ Breakthrough as scientists move objects 5ft using tractor lasers | Mail Online.

The Recent Future / September 9, 2010 / SciFi, Star Trek Did It!