The Top 10 real-life Star Trek inventions

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#2 MIT’s Tractor Beam
Call it Star Trek tech for microscopes. MIT researchers said this week they have found a way to use a "tractor beam" of light to pick up, hold, and move around individual cells and other objects on the surface of a microchip. The technology is known as optical tweezers and MIT researchers have found a way to combine this powerful tool for moving, controlling and measuring objects for use in building and manipulating items on a chip. Optical tweezers technology has been around for awhile but the ability to use it in combination with the microchip is what makes this unique, researchers said.

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