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  1. #1 Force Fields 
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    Wouldn't it be cool to build a force field out of alternating electromagnetic polarities... that spun... and had tiny metallic particles as the shielded area.


    I call it the Nobles Electro-centrifuge field.


    But seriously does anyone know if that will work because I have limited resources and can not build it yet. = (

    So if anyone knows if it has been built or knows if it will or will not work. Enlighten me.... please....


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    Oooh. That actually sounds possible. It could use less power if you did it underwater, say around a nuclear sub with neutral buoyancy particles.


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    Thats a good idea... = )



    I want to reiterate how this device works... this physical process is executed by a magnetic force in rotation, within the magnetic force is an object of attraction (lets say a metal ball), the theory as of now is that due to the rotation and weight of the metal ball a centrifugal force will be generated, and due to the magnetic attraction the ball will not fly off but stay within a certain boundary.


    I have now been experimenting with this, but so far am not successful in the attempts. I blame this in part to not having precise control of rotation speed, magnetic force, and weight of attracted objects.

    Anyways... just in case this process has not been named I will call it magnafugal force. = )

    In an earlier post I was stating that I had understood gravity... this is why I was confused by it, because if you look at the planets in relation to the sun it seems like a similar force. Where the planets are producing a similar centrifugal force and due to the sun's magnetism; keeps them from flying off. However; after researching the strength of the sun's magnetic fields I am now aware that it seems impossible to claim this. It is just not strong enough to produce what gravity can.

    Anyways... please let me know if this type of device exists or if it is even possible.
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    The trouble I see is , how would it overcome air resistance (or water resistance) without generating a lot of heat. I'd definately try it in space, as a means of shielding a satellite or other kind of vessel. (Or if it's just not moving at super high speeds, I guess this might not matter.)

    It has one other problem, though. If the metal ball should ever hit something, what's to stop it from glancing off what it hits and flying back toward the objects it's meant to be shielding with deadly force?

    What can happen is that the ball's orbit can become highly eliptical. If it becomes a severe enough elipse, then the near part of the elipse will pass through part of the object it's supposed to be orbiting around and it will collide. That's only if the ball hits something, though.
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    hmm interesting idea.

    it's really hard to see working though. as magnets only attract farised materials and the do no repel unless it's of same polarity. it might work like some were directly at the poles of the earth, but other wise it's just going to pull the particles or balls smack into the object is was supposed to be shielding.

    unless perhaps, you have a magnetic monopole then you could have the particles repeling from the ship, but you's still need some way to keep them from being repeled all the way out beyond the field.
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