Reality catches up a bit with scifi
September 1, 2002 10:20 AM   Subscribe

Reality catches up a bit with scifi through a new Chicago startup called Arryx, who is developing the first commercial tractor beam. Tractor beams are nothing new at mefi, but this is a major step up from last year's story. One, it's graduated the technology from the nanoscopic application to cellular-level microscopic levels. Two, this is destined to be an actual commercial product. The technology is licensed to the company from the university where it was developed, my very own alma-mater, The University of Chicago :) [link via ArsTechnica]
posted by LuxFX (3 comments total)
the sun times sure use a nice blue
posted by folktrash at 10:57 AM on September 1, 2002

yeah that struck me too, when I was verifying my links. I thought, oops I must have put the mefi link in the wrong place. but no, it was just uncanny
posted by LuxFX at 3:27 PM on September 1, 2002

deja blue indeed... More on topic: This could certainly help to keep those sperm from turning left.

So, where do I sign up for the personal cloaking device alert?
posted by y2karl at 7:07 PM on September 1, 2002

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