Does anyone have a idea on how lifters work yet?

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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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What is a lifter?
 
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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.
 
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Yes, the mythbusters test was designed to disprove ion wind theory and it failed, verifying ion wind theory.
 
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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.
 
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i thought others had gotten it to work in a vaccuum?
No one with any credibility, no.
i seem to remember a article about possible propulsion technology for NASA.
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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