Tractor Beam

Scientists create real-life tractor beam (but there's a catch)
Jan 25, 2013

We haven't made first contact with the Vulcans yet, but science just got us a little closer to living in Star Trek.

Scientists create a working tractor beam. (There's a catch.)
Dec 14, 2012

We're not at the stage where we can haul errant shuttlecraft into the shuttle bay like the Enterprise did on a regular basis (or where we have shuttlecraft, shuttle bays or Constitution class starships), but scientists have created a tractor beam that can move small particles about five feet. Hey, it's a start.