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Anti- Gravitational Device

  1. Feb 6, 2005 #1
    i was wondering if using the principle of lightening and how it works, could be harnessed to make a anti-gravitational device using strong electromagnets and a enormous amount of power. but in theory could it work?
     
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    Would you elaborate on what is meant by "the principle of lightening"? I have not heard of that.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2005 #3
    Its gonna take a bit more then lightning in any form for anti gravity.

    The electro-magnetic force just dosent effect gravity very much.
     
  5. Feb 7, 2005 #4
    principle of lightening

    i was refurring to the way lightening works how it pulls the positive electrons out of the earths crust and causes the clouds negative electrons to create a spark or lightening
     
  6. Feb 8, 2005 #5

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    Lifting something with a magnet, whether electro-magnet or not, is not "anti-gravity".
     
  7. Feb 8, 2005 #6

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    Yup, and nor is hoisting a weight with a rope.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2005 #7

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    Not "lightning".

    "lightening"!

    "That's so crazy it just might work!"
     
  9. Feb 8, 2005 #8

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    Basically, the only anti-gravitation device I'll accept of that name, is a device which reduces the value of big G. I haven't seen any such devices yet.
     
  10. Feb 11, 2005 #9

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    Ah, LIGHTNING. The way you spelled it, I pictured a spiritual master and his students sitting on cushions and bouncing up and down, trying to levitate. :rofl:
     
  11. Feb 11, 2005 #10

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    You have to say what you mean by "anti-gravitational device". If you simply mean something that lifts massive things against gravity and uses a possibly enormous amount of power, then a simple elevator already qualifies.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2005 #11

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    The short answer is no.
     
  13. Feb 12, 2005 #12
    Is your definition of anti-gravity something that cuts out or in someway distorts the gravitional field enough to limit gravity's effects, OR is it mearly using a force against gravity to lift something up. In the latter case you could consider yourself an anti gravity device, since you can pick things up.
     
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