9 July 2008, JellyBean @ 3:53 am

LevitationLevitation is one of the grails of science and magic. For magic it is the ‘wow’ factor but for science it has some interesting potential applications.

Recent reports have indicated that scientists have now discovered the secret of levitation, albeit on the micro level. Physicists say that they can now create “incredible levitation effects” by manipulating the Casimir force. This is the force which normally causes objects to stick together by quantum force.

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According to Professor Ulf Leonhardt and Dr. Thomas Philbin from Saint Andrews University, this phenomenon can improve everything from car airbags to computer chips. (more…)

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