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# 1 Lock a Tractor Beam!
10-27-2012, 01:41 PM
Earlier today, the Huffington Post released an article online. Two physicists at NYU, David Ruffner and David Grier, have created a working tractor beam. It's a small scale device using two Bessel beam lasers (also invented by the pair) that operates like a conveyor belt, pulling the object toward you.

Just one problem... a ship-mounted one would require enough power in the laser to destroy anything you'd be towing. So, for now, it's small-scale only.
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# 2
10-27-2012, 02:54 PM
Check one off the list of Trekifying Earth.
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# 3
10-28-2012, 04:22 PM
One step closer.

Okay, half a step.

Alright, it's the blueprints for the next step.

Still, it's awesome.
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# 4
10-28-2012, 05:07 PM
All we need now to have these guys make us warp drive.

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