April 16, 2009

Cloud is a sofa concept with soft floating upper part which is supported by the magnetic force generated by the bottom base.

Extract from KOOTOUCH

Magnetic Hovering Lounger

January 24, 2008

British company Hoverit introduces “The Lounger”, a handmade acrylic lounger that can hover in mid air. The gravity defying aspects of the chair derive from repelling magnetic forces in both the bed and base. Hoverit also suggests that the magnetic forces can “help back, muscular problems and headaches” in addition to delivering a relaxing sensation akin to floating on air.
Looks so uncomfortable…

Extract from Hoverit

Levitating Light Bulb

September 4, 2007


Light bulb is a levitating yet powered lightbulb. It will float stably in midair and remain on for years without any physical contact, charging, or batteries. Ironically, with the levitation and wireless power circuitry both on, this entire package still consumes less than half the power of an incandescent bulb.

The bulb and the casing contain hidden circuitry that uses electromagnetic feedback to levitate the bulb roughly 2.5″ from the nearest object, and uses coupled resonant wireless power transfer to beam power from the housing into the bulb itself.

Extract from be.ast


Dreams do come true… The hoverboard in Back to the Future, Part II made me really, really want to be living in the year 2015 and had me daydreaming all the time, but as I get older my pragmatism and cynicism lead me to believe we would definitely not have hoverboards by that time. I might just be proven wrong in the most awesome way possible: by real hoverboards.
That’s because a group of physicists claim to have figured out how to reverse what’s known as the Casimir force, causing objects to repel from each other rather than be attracted.

The force is due to neither electrical charge or gravity, for example, but the fluctuations in all-pervasive energy fields in the intervening empty space between the objects and is one reason atoms stick together, also explaining a “dry glue” effect that enables a gecko to walk across a ceiling.
Now, using a special lens of a kind that has already been built, Prof Ulf Leonhardt and Dr Thomas Philbin report in the New Journal of Physics they can engineer the Casimir force to repel, rather than attract. Click on link to read more…

BTW, this is different from magnetic levitation or nitrogen thingy… This is really “THE” levitation… requiring only one part to do the work… OHHH!… I can’t wait…

Extract from Telegraph