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"Tractor Force" Experiment Goes Where No Man Has Gone Before

April 15, 2013
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Researchers are taking Star Trek 'tractor beam' technology where no man has gone before. The scientists from Scotland's University of St Andrews and the Institute of Scientific Instruments (ISI) in the Czech Republic have found a way to generate a special optical field that uses lite to move microscopic objects.

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Newsy (July 9, 2014) — Turns out restoring your old phone to factory settings before you sell it doesn't mean your data is gone. The new owner could still retrive it. Video provided by Newsy
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Santander Claims Title as Europe's "Smartest" City

Santander Claims Title as Europe's "Smartest" City

Reuters (Apr. 29, 2013) — As the center-piece of an ambitious experiment to make cities more efficient and easier to live in, Santander in Spain is being hailed as the smartest city in Europe.
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