NASA funds study of tractor beams for particulate sample collection

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NASA funds study of tractor beams for particulate sample collection

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The NASA Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT) has awarded Principal Investigator Paul Stysley and team members Demetrios Poulios and Barry Coyle at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., $100,000 to study three experimental methods for corralling particles and transporting them via laser light to an instrument -- akin to a vacuum using suction to collect and transport dirt to a canister or bag. Once delivered, an instrument would then characterize their composition.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111103030817.htm

Pretty cool

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