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Does anyone have a idea on how lifters work yet?

  1. Apr 12, 2009 #1
    does anyone have a idea on how lifters work yet? i am agreed with those that believe it is not a ion wind effect. i believe this technology should be researched and it is my goal to use it as my field of research. i was just hoping someone is already working on it.

    i mean imagine, hover boards, and flying cars (no more tires) mobility belts that help elderly walk,m no more fuel sucking cranes, personal elevators......so many uses....

    any thoughts?
     
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  3. Apr 12, 2009 #2

    DaveC426913

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    Re: Lifters

    What is a lifter?
     
  4. Apr 12, 2009 #3

    russ_watters

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  5. Apr 12, 2009 #4
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    yeah i think that was supposed to disprove the ion wind theory. im not sure though, id have to look at the episode again, its been a while.
     
  6. Apr 12, 2009 #5

    russ_watters

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    Yes, the mythbusters test was designed to disprove ion wind theory and it failed, verifying ion wind theory.
     
  7. Apr 12, 2009 #6
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    i thought others had gotten it to work in a vaccuum? i seem to remember a article about possible propulsion technology for NASA.
     
  8. Apr 12, 2009 #7

    russ_watters

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    No one with any credibility, no.
    Perhaps in an "alternate" science source, but not a mainstream one.

    Though actually, the technology is not dissimilar from the ion propulsion some spacecraft use now. It also uses ionized gas (often xenon), though.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ion_engines
     
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