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Manipulating Miniscule Objects With a Tractor Beam of Light

Like something straight out of science fiction, MIT researchers have created a way to manipulate tiny objects using a 'tractor beam' of light. The video shows individual cells being moved to spell out "MIT".

The light tractor beam can be used to pick up, hold and move around individual cells and other objects on the surface of a microchip.

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