Scientists Make Very Small Objects Levitate

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  1. firstcav

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    A natural force which causes tiny particles to stick to one another has been reversed by scientists, effectively enabling them to create a type of levitation.

    The "Casimir force," which is sometimes referred to as a "sticky quantum" force, makes very small "nanoparticles" attract one another. One example of it is a gecko's ability to stick to any surface with one toe.
    A pair of physicists at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland have discovered a way to reverse the force, meaning that they can make small objects repel, rather than attract, one another in a vacuum.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,292392,00.html
     
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  3. Cybergal

    Cybergal Road Train Member

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    But I was told there is lubrication for it.:biggrin_2559:
     
  4. Baack

    Baack Road Train Member

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    Can we post a response, couse "peep' could have a heyday with this?
    I'm plain too shy to type what I'm thinking
     
  5. Cybergal

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    I don't blame you....it must be the weather affecting me...:biggrin_2556:
     
  6. firstcav

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    What the article didn't mentioned was this was developed by asian scientist as a cure for male erectile dysfunction in asian men (levitating small objects).
     
  7. Peeping_Tom

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    thats a good one. lol
     
  8. 2mega

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    > The "Casimir force," which is sometimes referred to as a "sticky quantum" force, makes very small "nanoparticles" attract one another. One example of it is a gecko's ability to stick to any surface with one toe. <

    What the hell does firstcav have against Geicos ??
     
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