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  1. #1 General Question about Anti-Gravity 
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    Hello, I'm relatively new.
    My name's Joe.
    Personally I never really thought deeply about science and engineering until about 3 years ago, now it's something I"d like to pursue as a career and dive into deeply.

    One thing I found really neat was Gyroscopes.
    I was having my Shower thoughts (we all have them, you know what I'm talking about) and I got thinking
    "What's one method we can use to actually achieve anti-gravity?"
    I studied more on the topic and came to Gyroscopes.

    The only issue is, even if we could allow Gyroscopes to take control of us, and make either ourselves, or our vehicles/etc. weightless, they can't spin forever.

    So as a general question, I wanted to ask what some of your personal thoughts are as to how we could possibly achieve Anti Gravity.
    Have you come up with any ideas?


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    One post makes you more than "relatively" new.
    Why do you think gyroscopes hold any clue to "anti-gravity"?

    As far as achieving anti-gravity is concerned I'm still on Feynman's side - you can't beat a good chair.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    One post makes you more than "relatively" new.
    Why do you think gyroscopes hold any clue to "anti-gravity"?

    As far as achieving anti-gravity is concerned I'm still on Feynman's side - you can't beat a good chair.
    Just the idea of weight reduction.
    I guess it's less about "being Antigravity" and more about "Simulating Antigravity".

    Maybe if we can get the same kind of weightless reaction in much smaller more natural things under the same principle, we can achieve it.
    like Cells, Atoms, Molecules, etc.
    Excite them in certain ways, idk. This is just an idea lol
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    Weight reduction? As per Laithwaite, Hayasaka-Takeuchi, KeelyNet (home of the cranks)?
    Many years dead (except for the likes of KeelyNet). See here.
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    Rotation and Magnetism producing Antigravity, I've never really thought of that.

    I guess I"ve got more reading to do lol.
    Thanks
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    Oops, you missed the joke:
    What the guy said was "As we SF readers know, a proper spindizzy requires rotation and magnetism to operate properly."
    A "spindizzy" was a science fiction device - James Blish's Cities In Flight series of books used them to propel entire cities through space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Oops, you missed the joke:
    What the guy said was "As we SF readers know, a proper spindizzy requires rotation and magnetism to operate properly."
    A "spindizzy" was a science fiction device - James Blish's Cities In Flight series of books used them to propel entire cities through space.
    lol then it looks like I've got much more reading to do than I thought.
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    Beware.
    There's a huge number of cranks pushing various anti-gravity "theories" - some even have PhDs in physics.
    But enjoy yourself.
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    what if your spaceship was positively charged and you fired huge numbers of electrons forward like a cloud and flew through the electrons?? like the magnet and copper pipe experiment
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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveworlds View Post
    what if your spaceship was positively charged and you fired huge numbers of electrons forward like a cloud and flew through the electrons?? like the magnet and copper pipe experiment
    They'd pull you forward, but once you got past the middle, they'd pull you back, slowing you back down. Not sure what that has to due with anti-gravity, though.
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    well if your spaceship had an atmosphere would the gravity act on the atmosphere or the ship?
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    You mean from the electrons? It would act on both, but by the time you had enough electrons to notice any gravitational effects you'd have to worry more about the massive acceleration you'll feel from the Coulomb force of the electrons.
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    And rather than throwing that mass of electrons forward, it might be more effective to push the same mass out backward. We could call this ... oh, I don't know, a "rocket" maybe?
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