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Yesterday marked the 44th anniversary of the classic science fiction TV series Star Trek. On September 8, 1966, the first episode of Captain Kirk's adventures aired, and over the decades some of the imagined future technologies in the Star Trek universe have actually come to life in some way, shape or form.
Now, it appears we may be a step closer to seeing another Star Trek tech come to life: the tractor beam. But don't expect to capture a Romulan Warbird with it any time soon.