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(Popular Mechanics)   Chinese scientists activate tractor beam. Yes, a real (small) freakin' tractor beam   ( divider line
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1028 clicks; posted to STEM » on 27 Jan 2023 at 10:41 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2023-01-27 10:29:56 PM  
Huh, that's kind of funny, because the episode of QI XL I watched earlier featured a sonic tractor beam. I mean, if all you want to drag is one of the polystyrene balls you'd find in a beanbag,

/But apparently buildable for about £100.
2023-01-27 10:48:47 PM  
Mr. Sulu, shut down Reactor #4!

/it's locked onto U$D!
2023-01-27 11:13:12 PM  
Aim it at Russia and steal all their tanks
2023-01-27 11:29:23 PM  
Great, now old Ben is going to have to go shut the damn thing off.
2023-01-28 1:59:35 AM  
Sharks with frigging tractor beams!
2023-01-28 4:36:41 AM  
Vague article is vague.
2023-01-28 7:33:51 AM  
I can move people out of a room that I made into a rarefied gaseous environment....
2023-01-28 7:35:25 AM  

leeksfromchichis: Aim it at Russia and steal all their tanks

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2023-01-28 7:59:24 AM  
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2023-01-28 8:15:04 AM  
2023-01-28 8:36:22 AM  
It's China so they probably used an actual tractor, then they died of COVID.
2023-01-28 2:50:44 PM  
I just saw a sonic  tractor beam on the latest episode of QI.  It was invented by a team at University of Bristol.
2023-01-28 5:26:42 PM  
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