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Scientist float levitation theory

August 13, 2007

St Andrews scientists have discovered a new way of levitating tiny objects – paving the way for future applications in nanotechnology.

Theoretical physicists at the University of St Andrews (UK) have created `incredible levitation effects’ by engineering the force of nature which normally causes objects to stick together by quantum force. By reversing this phenomenon, known as `Casimir force’, the scientists hope to solve the problem of tiny objects sticking together in existing novel nanomachines.

Source: PhysOrg.

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