No strings attached: This levitating lamp uses science to defy gravity

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Science-fiction author and futurist Arthur C. Clarke once observed that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. That certainly sums up the new Levia lamp, created by Italian designed studio Idea3Di. At first glance, the stylish lamp — which is mounted on a base made of either Carrara or Black Marquina marble — simply looks like an attractive piece of quasi-industrial chic design. Look closer, however, and the lamp’s oversized LED filament levitates below the lamp stem, creating an otherworldly effect that’s sure to wow visitors.

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World’s first ultrasonic tractor beam can lift and transport objects

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Holograms are images that seem to jump out of a flat surface, full of depth that you can experience through perspective changes and parallax cues. The three-dimensional effect that a hologram creates comes from the three dimensional light field that’s created when photons diffract through the interference pattern on a holographic plate. It’s essentially a structure made of light that gets projected out into space when the seemingly random pattern of features on the plate interact with each other.

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Researchers find new ways to levitate objects with sound

Three-dimensional dancing on soundwaves.

We are nearing the middle of the second decade of the 21st century and we finally have video phones. But where are the floating skateboards and flying cars? Perhaps what researchers are describing as “acoustic levitation ballet” points to some eventual possibilities.

 

 

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Travel San Francisco to L.A. in 30 minutes with proposed new transportation system

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For most Bay Area residents in California, commuting is a way of life.  Many people are used to an hour commute each way without traffic. Some people in the Bay Area even commute to Southern California several times a month, spending several hours each way either in the car or fighting through airports. What if there was an alternative to flights and car rides? If it was up to Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the Colorado company ET3, an answer could come sooner than we think.

 

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High speed tube transport could take you from New York to Beijing in 2 hours

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Will high-speed tube travel become a reality? A cutting edge company known as ET3 believes the application of magnetic levitation high-speed tube travel will introduce society to an all new era of trade and tourism.

 

 

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Researchers Say Acoustic Levitation Could Save Equipment On Mars

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Rovers may have been able to endure life on Mars longer than anyone expected, but things could be more tricky for any sort of long-term exploration, where dust could cause equipment to grind to a halt or even pose a risk to human explorers. Some researchers from the University of Vermont now say they might have an answer to that problem, however, and it’s not too far removed from levitating fish.
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