Tractor beam can pull as well as push

Scientists have for the first time created a 'tractor beam' that can pull objects as well as push them.

Claim: Tractor beam downed US drone over Iran

As you may recall, Iran managed to capture a US RQ-170 stealth drone (aka the Beast of Kandahar) back in December of 2011.



NASA evaluates tractor beams for sample collection

A team of NASA scientists is looking at ways of using Star Trek-style tractor beams to reel in scientific samples in space.

'Tractor beam' moves objects a (relatively) long way

Star Trek tractor beams have existed for some time, but have only been able to move tiny objects for very short distances.