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We've long known that gravity sucks,

by drpruner / November 10, 2005 8:20 AM PST
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I have to wonder just how sensitive this device is
by Steven Haninger / November 10, 2005 8:49 AM PST

to slight tremors...perhaps even a butterfly landing on the tube. Scientists are a different breed. If they can solve this problem, I wonder why they still can't make an oven that will allow you to stomp around in the kitchen and not flatten a cake baking inside of it.:)

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As to the cake:`
by drpruner / November 12, 2005 5:20 AM PST

From a long-ago comic strip:
'So, Mr. Scientist, how come string beans are stringy and lima beans are limey and green beans are green?'
'Well, we really don't know.'
'Then how can we believe you about anything else when you don't know beans?'

Seriously, I think the long wavelength differences mean only g waves will be sensed.

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i wonder if these are the same scientists
by jonah jones / November 10, 2005 11:31 AM PST

who put electrodes in a bowl of jelly (jello?) and said "we found signs of life, the waves we recorded are similar to brainwaves"....
UK circa 1965


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Gravity.... sucks, anti-gravity...... ?
by JP Bill / November 10, 2005 11:13 PM PST
Patent issued for anti-gravity device

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. patent office has reportedly granted a patent for an anti-gravity device -- breaking its rule to reject inventions that defy the laws of physics.

The journal Nature said patent 6,960,975 was granted Nov. 1 to Boris Volfson of Huntington, Ind., for a space vehicle propelled by a superconducting shield that alters the curvature of space-time outside the craft in a way that counteracts gravity.

One of the main theoretical arguments against anti-gravity is that it implies the availability of unlimited energy.

"If you design an anti-gravity machine, you've got a perpetual-motion machine," Robert Park of the American Physical Society told Nature.

Park said the action shows patent examiners are being duped by false science
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by Dragon / November 23, 2005 3:05 AM PST

They dont really have a name for it, yet. I havent heard anybody call it 'anti-gravity' and it may not be 'anti-gravity'. I hope time will soon tell.
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by Dragon / November 23, 2005 3:34 AM PST
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