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posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 10:07 AM
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Once again Scotland leads the Way.....

St Andrews Uni....

Although scientists have been able to manipulate light in various ways for decades, the experts claim they are the first to build a "tractor beam" which works of its own accord and does not require help from a computer to "trap" objects before shifting them.

It has a small snag though.....

Maybe in a few years we will be able to beam us out of the UK...no need for a referendum.

www.telegraph.co.uk...




posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 10:15 AM
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Sadly for sci-fi enthusiasts the technique, detailed in the Nature Photonics journal, has only been proven to work on a particle five microns wide, and can not be scaled up to suck in spaceships because too powerful a laser would be required.


Yep, a long way to go yet but everything starts small.

p.s. You want out of the UK? Good luck.



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 10:18 AM
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It's not a down side just the wrong market. Aim at a slice of bread by time it gets to me I have toast.



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 10:20 AM
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How is it different to this? phys.org...



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 10:24 AM
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Following the lead of the thread title:




posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 10:50 AM
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Originally posted by ObjectZero
It's not a down side just the wrong market. Aim at a slice of bread by time it gets to me I have toast.


Excellent.....A Laser beam toaster....



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by moebius
How is it different to this? phys.org...


Havn't got a clue....I'm a spray Painter..



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 11:49 AM
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You beat me to it!

phys.org...


Researchers from the University 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 at: phys.org...


SCIENCE!



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 12:24 PM
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Too bad, OP, that you dont know the difference between a "tractor beam" and a "transporter"

FAIL



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 02:17 PM
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Originally posted by phantomjack
Too bad, OP, that you dont know the difference between a "tractor beam" and a "transporter"

FAIL

I know the difference between a Tractor and a Car transporter...does that count...




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