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Tractor beam moves glass particles, potential for hoverboards and gravity guns at last

Tractor beam moves glass particles, potential for hoverboards and gravity guns at last

By 27 October 2014

A real world tractor beam has been developed and used by physicists to move glass particles. The tractor beam, which uses a single laser beam, was able to move tiny glass particles at up to 20 centimetres in distance. The beam both attracted and repelled... >>

Smartphones worldwide to be used as the biggest telescope ever created, you can take part

Smartphones worldwide to be used as the biggest telescope ever created, you can take part

By 14 October 2014

Scientists at the University of California Irvine are launching an app which will work on mobiles worldwide to generate the most powerful telescope in the world. The app, called Crayfis, stands for Cosmic Rays Found In Smartphones. It will use images... >>

Cloaking devices are real, here are the best science has created

Cloaking devices are real, here are the best science has created

By 29 September 2014

Science fiction was once the only place cloaking devices existed, on a Klingon ship in Star Trek or as a literal cloak in Harry Potter. Now science has managed to make them a reality. While we can't yet don an item of clothing that will make us entirely... >>

This new cloaking device will make anything invisible, you can build it for £60

This new cloaking device will make anything invisible, you can build it for £60

By 29 September 2014

Cloaking devices aren't new in science fiction, with Star Trek and Harry Potter featuring them, but they are new to the real world. A few universities have reportedly created versions of them but this new cloak is particularly impressive, and cheap. The... >>

World’s first brain-to-brain message sent across 5,000 miles

World’s first brain-to-brain message sent across 5,000 miles

By 5 September 2014

First there were keyboards, then touchscreens, now voice control – but next is mind control. Scientists have successfully sent a message between two brains across 5,000 miles. The brain-to-brain message was sent from the thoughts of one person directly... >>

Tractor beam created in water, gravity guns here we come

Tractor beam created in water, gravity guns here we come

By 11 August 2014

A real-world tractor beam has been created for pulling-in and pushing-out objects. The catch? It's water only, for now. Next step, air control for gravity guns. Both Star Wars and Star Trek agree on one thing the future will hold – tractor beams. And... >>

Scientist invents ice cream that changes colour as you lick it

Scientist invents ice cream that changes colour as you lick it

By 29 July 2014

Science might be busy working on interstellar travel and curing disease but that doesn't mean it can't give some time to ice cream. Specifically making it better visually. Spanish physicist and electronic engineer Manuel Linares has done exactly that.... >>

Suspended animation could soon be reality, trials to begin on 10 human volunteers

Suspended animation could soon be reality, trials to begin on 10 human volunteers

By 26 May 2014

Suspended animation, the technique most often used in science fiction movies such as Alien and Lost in Space, could soon be possible for humans. Doctor's at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh are to start trials on a process of suspending life... >>

Star Trek replicator could arrive in 12 months if theorised collider turns light into matter

Star Trek replicator could arrive in 12 months if theorised collider turns light into matter

By 19 May 2014

The dream of turning useless into valuable has been alive since Midas touched items to turn them to gold. Now scientists have apparently cracked how to turn light into matter, just like Star Trek's replicator. The theory was proposed way back in 1934... >>

Scientists link two rats' brains over web to create remote control rodents

Scientists link two rats' brains over web to create remote control rodents

By 1 March 2013

In a sort of bizarre high-tech version of the Shining, scientists have successfully linked a pair of rats' brains over the internet, allowing one to control the other remotely. The experiment, carried out by Duke University in North Carolina, sees electrodes... >>


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