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#1    marina1980

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 05:21 AM

Hi.
Anyone have any good reason to strongly believe levitation is possible? I read a very convincing book but not sure all the hard work involved would ever pay off. Any thoughts?
(Not sure if this thread is in the right place!?)
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#2    Sir Wearer of Hats

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 05:55 AM

well I've always thought that the trick with flying is to throw yourself at the ground and miss.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 06:26 AM

Lol! Will try that!


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:10 AM

My friend told me of a guy who could do it willfully. I forgot to ask if she saw this or if he just told her that.. if its possible thats cool and all but seems useless. Flying would be way better ;)

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:40 AM

I believe levitation is possible, though I've never seen it.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:54 AM

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Magnetic levitation, maglev, or magnetic suspension is a method by which an object is suspended with no support other than magnetic fields. Magnetic pressure is used to counteract the effects of the gravitational and any other accelerations.
Earnshaw's theorem proves that using only ferromagnetic or paramagnetic materials it is impossible to stably levitate against gravity, but servomechanisms, the use of diamagnetic materials, superconduction, or systems involving eddy currents permit this to occur.
In some cases the lifting force is provided by magnetic levitation, but there is a mechanical support bearing little load that provides stability. This is termed pseudo-levitation.
Magnetic levitation is used for maglev trains, magnetic bearings and for product display purposes.

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A live frog levitates inside the Ø32mm vertical bore of a Bitter solenoid in a magnetic field of about 16 tesla at the Nijmegen High Field Magnet Laboratory


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Students from the Parisian Diderot University demonstrated MagSurf – the World’s First Hoverboard, at its recently held science fair. The Hoverboard was built by the researchers in the Materials and Quantum Phenomena Laboratory on the university campus. The students employed the power of quantum levitation by transforming a chemically inactive wafer into a fully functional hoverboard using some superconductors and liquid nitrogen. The MagSurf rides a couple of inches off the ground, in a straight line, without changing its altitude. It travels only on a predetermined course, and the flux tubes that maintain a barely neutral magnetic field allow it to skillfully glide above the air.
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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:48 PM

Some awesome info there! Anyone read levitation by Steve Richards?



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:00 AM

If levitation is possible, then someone better inform James Randi to get his million dollars ready for whoever demonstrates it for him.


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:07 AM

 Wearer of Hats, on 28 April 2013 - 05:55 AM, said:

well I've always thought that the trick with flying is to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

Ahh Douglas Adams ..


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:09 AM

Levitation by will power or something similar.. no.. there is no proof anywhere that has shown it is possible..

Levitation by technology .. yes.. in the future..


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:41 AM

I levitate every time I eat too much beans.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:50 AM


Levitation is possible I think. By opening the heart chakra.. See Hindu tantric yoga texts.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:46 AM

As post #12, I've seen similar to this involving a Shaolin Monk,he seemed to be about 3 inches from the ground with no visible means of support,no one could work out how it happened,and also an Indian guy doing the rope trick,he made a coil of rope stand atraight up in the air ,with no support, then played around with a Cobra making it sway to music.There are many things with no explanation,or maybe it was mass hypnotism ?

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:12 PM

According to Steve Richards and a few others, it's possible but takes years of dedication and hours of practise every day. Well now ive lost my job maybe I'll give it a try. A million makes it worthwhile!


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:28 AM

This looks bogus to me, put on by the magician and the monk. If you compare the position where he sits down to the one where he starts to levitate you will notice that they are different. He is farther away from the candles in front of him and much closer to that wall or curtain (which is presumably hiding something). Also the camera man doesn't show directly behind his back when he was in the air like he did when you first saw him sit down. There was a good space of a foot or so originally between him and the curtain. The camera man didn't show that when he was levitating...mainly because there was trickery going on.

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