Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sonic Screwdriver

Thanks to my brother Bob for pointing this one out to me:



Science has always marched on and left speculative fiction looking like an antiquated throwback, but we never thought this would happen. Apparently researchers in Bristol University in the UK are studying how to use ultrasonic waves to manipulate objects, like say, screws, at a distance.

4 comments:

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

Cormac shuriken is coming:
http://tinyurl.com/2azkeml

Neal Asher said...

Very cool.

Bob Lock said...

Hmm... is it for normal slot-headed screws or Phillips? :P

Neal Asher said...

I think it's for screwing aliens, Bob.