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Sep 15, 2005

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." --Arthur C. Clarke

Nanotechnologies

Scientists at Edinburgh University have developed a way of moving an object without touching it, a breakthrough which could be as revolutionary as the discovery of electricity. The researchers have been able to move objects across surfaces with nothing more than a light beam. While the movements of these nanomachines are tiny, their scale is akin to a conventional mechanical machine using a millimeter displacement of pistons to lift an object twice the height of the world's tallest building.

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