levitation device

Whoever said levitation wasn’t possible was lying – and now it’s been scientifically proven. Well, sort of.

Swiss scientists have invented a device which allows several objects to be levitated at a time – through the use of sound vibration.

A toothpick, water droplets, coffee granules and bits of polystyrene are just some of the objects that have been flying around lately, thanks to an acoustic levitation device which uses sound waves and frequencies to hold objects in the air.

Although it is not the first time that scientists have made use of such devices, it is the first to be capable of handling several objects at the same time.

The anti-gravity device makes use of electromagnetic energy, which in the past has even been used to levitate frogs.

Dimos Poulikakos, a mechanical engineer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich built a sound-making platform which emits sounds using piezoelectric crystals, which shrink or stretch depending on the voltage applied to them.

It works by producing sound waves which move upwards until they reach the surface lying above, where they bounce back. When the downward-moving reflected waves overlap with the upward-moving source waves, the two ‘cancel out’ in the middle.

By adjusting the position of the nodes, the researchers can tow the objects between platforms. The platforms can be arranged in different ways to adapt to various experiments.

Using this device, scientists can put two droplets at separate ends of the machine, and the droplets can combine in the middle to form a third droplet.

Scientists have been using this system to combine chemicals safely in the device without running the risk of contamination.

You can read more about the experiment in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The experiment is one of the many practical demonstrations which confirm what independent researchers have known for a long time.

And that is that when you change the vibrations that surround the energy fields of a given object, then amazing things can occur – and levitation of both objects and animals is just one of them.

It highlights just how important it is for things to be vibrating at the right  frequency and how the outcomes that we seek depend on how well-matched our vibration is to our environment.

But it also demonstrates the importance of sound. If sound can be used to defy gravity – then what does that say about the sounds we make, namely the words we speak, and the musical tunes that we listen to on a daily basis?

Is it possible that they can affect us too – albeit in a more subtle way?

In 2007, Korean researchers published a paper which showed that playing high-frequency sounds such as those used in opera or classical music can help plants to grow faster.

A separate study done by scientists at the University of Arizona tested the biological effect music and sound would have on plants.  The link above shows what was done in the experiment, but basically what they found was a direct relationship between the sound vibrations and the growth of the plant.

Take a look at the videos below which highlight experiments which come under the umbrella of cymatics. Cymatics describes a process whereby playing a high-frequency musical note alone can be used to form intricate and sophisticated shapes. On the other hand, they show that playing unpleasant sounds produces more basic and sometimes distorted shapes.

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