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  1. #1 Nanotechnology and light 
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    Hi there, has anyone thought of using nanotechnology to create a "vehicle" that can travel on top of light?Thereby allowing us to use light as a propulsion system?

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    Well, there are solar sails which use light as a propulsion system:
    Solar sail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    And at the small scale, light can be used to manipulate objects:
    Optical tweezers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Is that the sort of thing you were thinking of?

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