Issued: Wed, 09 Mar 2011 13:22:00 GMT
(March 2011) As covered by New Scientist, Wired and many other outlets, Richard Bowman of the Optics Groups has just published the use of an Apple iPad to control an optical tweezers. Optical tweezers use focused beams of laser light to trap and move microscopic objects. The iPad is the ideal interface allowing both visualization and multi-touch control of the microscopic objects -- even if they try to swim away!. See the YouTube video.