Well not quite yet, but in Jack Ng’s email he claims that along with Jun Chen, and other super-nerds, they have discovered a
backward scattering force which pulls a particle all the way towards the source without an equilibrium point.
A few years ago we figured out that photons’ momentum can be used in order to manipulate other objects to move in a certain direction, i.e. a solar sail. Yet this new theory explains how one could create
“an additional degree of freedom to optical micromanipulation.”
Chen and friends now need to prove this theory with a demonstration and then we’ll be plucking Millenium Falcons out of space in no time.