Researchers build a working tractor beam, on a very small scale

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  1. KamenRiderBlade

    KamenRiderBlade Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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  2. Gary7

    Gary7 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Makes sense...

    Still, it faces the persistent and as yet insurmountable power problem. Once we figure that out, well... powerful engines to propel space craft, deflector shields to protect them, and phaser banks to attack when needed will start to move into the realm of possibility. It is curious, whether or not that ever discouraging power problem will be overcome in the future.
     
  3. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    This could also lead to a kind of artificial gravity if they can get the attraction field to work on the macro level, and anti-gravity lifts if they manage to reverse it as a repulsor beam. Exciting things afoot!