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    Default Scientists Move Solid Objects Without Touching Them

    SCIENTISTS at Edinburgh University have developed a way of moving an object without touching it, in breakthrough research which could be as revolutionary as the discovery of electricity.

    The team of researchers has been able to move objects across flat surfaces and even up a slope with nothing more than a light beam.

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    Default Re: Scientists Move Solid Objects Without Touching Them

    Cool, you don't know hole long i have sat on the couch trying to move the Candle acrost the table with my mind
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    So when they place water droplets on the surface and then stimulate it with ultra-violet light, the changes alter the surface tension of the liquid and this creates enough energy to move the droplet a distance of up to a millimetre.
    Excuse my dumbassness, but how is this different than exposing the water to a flame and having it inch away? It's basically the same thing isn't it? They're exposing the water to an energy source and watching it react.

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    Cool. Now Montgomery High School can use transport chambers instead taking a 20 minute jog to get to our lockers.

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    Default Re: Scientists Move Solid Objects Without Touching Them

    Quote Originally Posted by csand36
    Cool. Now Montgomery High School can use transport chambers instead taking a 20 minute jog to get to our lockers.
    theres nothing there that suggest's transportation, there just moving stff with a light
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    High powered lasers has been used to make metal cones lift off several meters rapidly for a few years now. They're going to build a cone that can go 120 meters up =)

    This from the air under the cone heating up and propelling the cone.

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    So? I can make hundreds of girls move away from me without touching them, is that a scientific breakthrough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indum'kra
    So? I can make hundreds of girls move away from me without touching them, is that a scientific breakthrough?
    Why would ya wanna do that
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    Quote Originally Posted by eoin
    Why would ya wanna do that
    We could probably use this discovery to power FTL spaceships!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thMonolith
    We could probably use this discovery to power FTL spaceships!
    whats FTL??
    im still learning internet slang...lol
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    FTL=Faster Than Light
    It took me the entire first season of Battlestar to figure it out .
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    Default Re: Scientists Move Solid Objects Without Touching Them

    Quote Originally Posted by 6thMonolith
    FTL=Faster Than Light
    It took me the entire first season of Battlestar to figure it out .
    At least you figured it out.... i had to ask to find out
    thanx for explaining it too
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    Default Re: Scientists Move Solid Objects Without Touching Them

    Quote Originally Posted by eoin
    theres nothing there that suggest's transportation, there just moving stff with a light
    I know, i just needed to have my little moment.

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    Default Re: Scientists Move Solid Objects Without Touching Them

    lol
    The doctor told me Im insane, thank God! its so much better then being outsane!



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