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Does this soda can anti-gravity trick have any validity?

  1. Nov 14, 2007 #1
    I saw a trick were a guy supposedly levitated a dime with batteries, a cd, a phone, and a pepsi can. I see no reason to believe this is possible, but I'd like to find out if it is. The video is http://www.break.com/index/anti_gravity_trick.html I would appreciate some clarification on this matter, I can't find a definite answer anywhere. Except this "The only way this would be possible is through exploitation of the casimir effect, which is a physical force exerted between objects due to resonance of zero point energy between the objects. This would create atmospheric (atm) pressure which would push up on the object. Cell phone provides resonance, but it is not resonating zero point energy, the lowest possible energy of a quantum device. Unless in the bizarre coincidence that the resonance allowed electron flow between the 2 pairs of batteries, (cd and pepsi can acting as the resonators because of a cell phones transmission cycle). This would then allow zero point energy to be reached by increasing the distance between the two resonating devices." (Does it have validity) Please help me out on this one, I don't understand it.
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  3. Nov 14, 2007 #2
    Hint: "trick"
  4. Nov 14, 2007 #3
    That's what I figured, strings attached.
  5. Nov 18, 2007 #4
    he uses magic wax
    and invisible string
    which is like the thinest string you can buy
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