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Caltech Researchers Demonstrate a Theoretical way of Propelling Objects to High Speeds using only Light

March 20, 2019

In a paper appearing online in the 18 March issue of the journal Nature Photonics, researchers from Caltech…
Conceptual illustration of a nano-patterned object reorienting itself to remain in a beam of light. Credit: Courtesy of the Atwater laboratory
Levitating Objects with Light

March 19, 2019

Researchers at Caltech have designed a way to levitate and propel objects using only light, by creating specific…
A new discovery could, in theory, lead to levitating humans on sound waves

January 31, 2018

You‘ve definitely heard about magnetic levitation. There are trains and some industrial machinery that uses this principle. However,…
Levitation recreates nature’s dumbbells

January 8, 2015

Splash form tektites are tiny pieces of natural glass created out of spinning drops of molten rock flung…
Researchers Develop a Magnetic Levitating Gear

December 1, 2014

Researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) are developing a new transmission mechanism with no touching parts,…
Levitation just part of the power of pushy light

June 3, 2014

Feel the lift from the light. Flickr/Louish Pixel, CC BY-NC-ND Most of the time we take light for granted. It…
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