We now have the ability to swish objects through the air with extreme precision and it’s providing the basis for a raft of impressive new technology.
Tractor beams function like invisible robot arms, enabling us to move, separate and purify sensitive material, such as living cells or electronic components. This could be the basis of a new form of contactless manufacturing that near eliminates the risk of contamination or breakage. They can also be used to make a new kind of holographic display and have potential uses in medicine, including targeted drug delivery in the body.
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