Levitation Through Reversing Of Casimir Effect

Posted: Aug 7 2007, 3:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 3:12am CDT, in News | Technology News

 
Levitation through reversing of Casimir Effect
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Scientists at the University of St Andrews in Scotland apparently have found an interesting way to achieve levitation.

They found a way of reversing an effect known as the Casimir force, so that it repels instead of attracts. The Casimir force is a consequence of quantum mechanics and lets atoms stick together.
With a special lens the Scientists are able to reverse this effect.
Of course this solution only applies to nano-scale elements. So do not expect a flying Harry Potter broom anytime soon.

The importance of the discovery could lie in improving nano machines.
More details on UK's Telegraph. Photo by AP.

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