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Physicists have 'solved' mystery of levitation
08-09-2007, 04:05 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-09-2007, 04:25 PM by solar.)
Physicists have 'solved' mystery of levitation
Quote:[...] Levitation has been elevated from being pure science fiction to science fact, according to a study reported today by physicists.

In earlier work the same team of theoretical physicists showed that invisibility cloaks are feasible [...]
Will this team retrofit my old jalopy ?:P

Intriguing research ...B)

... thanks for posting this article, MaDiZmS !
08-10-2007, 06:00 AM,
Physicists have 'solved' mystery of levitation
Thanks for posting.. Very interesting indeed.
08-10-2007, 08:40 AM,
Physicists have 'solved' mystery of levitation
I've seen a casimir force battery a friend made.

Anti-gravity/levitation was already figured out by the 50's in the US. That's when all the military appropriations for it ended. Why would they end if not figured out. Hell even Tesla had all the theory down 50 years before...

Give me the judgment of balanced minds in preference to laws every time. Codes and manuals create patterned behavior. All patterned behavior tends to go unquestioned, gathering destructive momentum.
- Darwi Odrade
08-30-2007, 09:39 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-30-2007, 09:42 PM by TeslaandLyne.)
Physicists have 'solved' mystery of levitation
Quote:(it is the same 1/2 as appears in the equation E=\hbar \omega/2)

Aaah Haa, I would call that an aether effect but that darn Tesla must not show up
quantum mechanics or Einstein.

From the wiki:

Quote:Prof Leonhardt explained, “The Casimir force is the ultimate cause of friction in the nano-world, in particular in some microelectromechanical systems.

Yeah, nano world...... Air <=> Aether.. atomic gases and things surrounding it...
08-31-2007, 09:07 PM,
Physicists have 'solved' mystery of levitation
this is interesting, as the Casimir effect itself is very interesting. I was surprised to read in the Wikipedia article that expressions like "resonance of all-pervasive energy fields", "zero-point energy", "standing waves" were used, expressions that are usually avoided by physicists. It also mentions the transversal and the normal component of the magnetic field, which I thought is also avoided by modern physics (only the transversal component is important for them; the normal or scalar component is neglected as far as I have known).
It was also surprising that the Casimir effect was discovered so long ago, in 1948, and that it took so long to make accurate measurements of it in 1997 and 2001 (that's the date I heard of it).

But I must say, although it is interesting, I'm far away from understanding the effect. The quantum mechanics theory is in my opinion a dead end, but as the Casimir effect is a result of this theory, it shows some interesting details, and probably this theory is not that bad as I thought.

Now, the repulsive variant of the Casimir effect or the inversion of the effect with the help of a lens is something I cannot imagine. The Telegraph article unveils not very much how this repulsive Casimir effect is achieved, so the interested reader is left in the dark. I doubt that it is true, and if it is, it's an effect that will remain in the very short range of nanometers. So it's no question about "levitation" or "lifting the weight of a human", that's only media exaggerations to generate a headline and probably for the scientists to get more money for their work.

The big problem of our scientists is that they cannot seize the nature of the vacuum and matter. Every few years they have to invent new virtual particles to match their theories, which will lead to new variations and additions to the theories and to again new virtual particles. This is known as the particle-zoo.
Yesterday I read an interesting article from Olaf Baumunk, a German "bioplasmaticist" (whatever that means). He says that the very nature of matter is the zero-point energy which is not measurable, that then decelerates to the speed of light ("Let there be light: and there was light"), then to charged particles and finally to matter.

Lots more to say to this, but I guess I'll switch to a scientific forum to elaborate more on that.
I am my savior

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