Star Wars

‘Star Trek and Star Wars’ Tractor Beam Invented!

Eat your heart out Captain Kirk – tractor beam that uses SOUND can hold, move and even rotate objects without physical contact. We’ve all seen tractor beams in science fiction films from Star Trek to Star Wars to pull in smaller ships, but now a UK based team has developed an actual tractor beam that works. A sonic tractor beam Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex, in collaboration with Ultrahaptics, put together 64 miniature loudspeakers to create high-pitch…

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May The Gale Force Be With You

Bad weather forecast for parts of the UK? Then, you need to get a multi-colour LED light (saber) umbrella from Your colour choices / lighting modes are: Red, Green, Blue, Orange, Sky Blue, Deep Purple, Pink and then press again for the colour changing mode which fades through all the colours in around 5 seconds – a VERY attractive effect indeed! They look awesome and are very handy as well – click on the image of the umbrella below…

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5 Amazing Eclipse Photos Taken From Earth

Stunning photos showing the beauty of eclipses – read how they were taken from Earth. Ahead of the solar eclipse on Friday 20 March 2015, we thought we would showcase these incredible photos taken by Dr James West, who is the executive director of the South East Physics Network (SEPnet). Dr West took all of these images from Earth. This first image was taken in China, by the Gobi Desert, during a total solar eclipse in August 1 2008. Dr James used…

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May The Fourth Be With You – Star Wars Day

MAY 4 IS CELEBRATED BY STAR WARS FANS THANKS TO THE PUN ON THE CATCHPRHASE: “MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU”. The day has been gaining in popularity in recent years thanks to the growth of the internet and social media – although the first reference to May the fourth be with you was reportedly used on May 4 1979 when Margaret Thatcher became the British prime minister. The Conservative party placed a congratulatory advert in the London Evening News…

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