Scientists at the Australian Nation University have this week released a video demonstrating their advances in perfecting a water based tractor beam. The ingenious system is able to move objects floating on the water without any physical contact, using only waves generated by complex algorythms.
It is hoped the technology will someday assist with oil spills, allow remote propulsion and generally let us do amazing things with floating objects. The system is both incredibly clever and simple, a number of wave generators create precisely controlled wave patterns that are able to move an object in the opposite direction of the wave.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the incredible demonstration of the water tractor beam in action, slowly moving floating objects from a distance. Sit back, relax and prepare to be amazed by the power of water.
Reference: Australian National University