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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…

Size Comparison – Science Fiction spaceships

The world of sci-fi has brought us countless spaceships and other galaxy-hopping vessels, but no one’s ever brought them all together quite like this. Dirk Loechel has charted out a massive size comparison of ships from dozens of fictional worlds. As you’d expect, iconic franchises like Star Trek, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica are represented, but Loechel branches out to other…

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