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Fraser
2012-Sep-14, 04:10 PM
It’s not special effects: researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois have developed a way to cancel out the effects of gravity, allowing liquids to be held without containers. The effect is created using sound waves emitted by an acoustic levitator — an instrument designed by NASA for simulating microgravity. [...]

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Noclevername
2012-Sep-14, 04:53 PM
Neat. It reminds me of that guy from the X-Men who could fly using sound-- I thought that was pure comic book physics, but it appears it now has a basis in reality.

KaiYeves
2012-Sep-15, 02:14 AM
Neat. It reminds me of that guy from the X-Men who could fly using sound-- I thought that was pure comic book physics, but it appears it now has a basis in reality.

Banshee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banshee_(comics))?

Noclevername
2012-Sep-15, 04:05 AM
Banshee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banshee_(comics))?

I think that's the one.

publiusr
2012-Sep-17, 11:03 PM
terrain below would mute that. Having something suspended between two non-moving rails--that's something else. Magnetism is easier. Maybe a combo for braking?