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Star Trek Tractor beam moves object using ultrasound

Scottish physicists have turned science fiction into reality by creating a Star Trek-style tractor beam. Researchers at Dundee University – working in collaboration with colleagues at Southampton University and Illinois Wesleyan University – used ultrasound to exert force behind an object and pull it towards the energy source. The breakthrough has been branded a “functioning acoustic tractor beam” which could…

5D ‘Superman memory crystal’ heralds unlimited lifetime data storage

Data written to a glass “memory crystal” could remain intact for a million years, according to scientists from the UK and the Netherlands who have demonstrated the technology for the first time. The data-storage technique uses a laser to alter the optical properties of fused quartz at the nanoscale. The researchers say it has the potential to store…

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