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    Could a non-lethal weapon such as a Anti-Gravity Bomb, or grenade be made? I know that we have made anti-gravity chambers simulating what it would be like to be in space. Though what if we incorporated that into fighting. Either train soldiers to battle in that or use it as a trap. What are your thoughts?


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    Actually the weightlessness that NASA uses to train astronauts is a large aircraft, a 747 I think. The plane climbs to a high altitude and then begins a series of dives and climbs. At the peaks of these and for part of the dive the passengers experience weightlessness or zero G. At this time we do not have anything that can cause a reversal of gravity on the scale you are talking about.


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    There's no such thing as anti gravity. There are no chambers that can produce anti gravity. They do create microgravity for a few seconds with aircraft at the top of a prabolic path like the Vomit Comet.

    So this really belongs in Sc-Fi. It may be moved there; we'll see where the conversation goes.
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    Ahh. thank you for that clarifacation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeteorWayne View Post
    There's no such thing as anti gravity. There are no chambers that can produce anti gravity. They do create microgravity for a few seconds with aircraft at the top of a prabolic path like the Vomit Comet.

    So this really belongs in Sc-Fi. It may be moved there; we'll see where the conversation goes.
    There is such a thing as anti-gravity. There is already proof of it in life today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myhouseinthewoods View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MeteorWayne View Post
    There's no such thing as anti gravity. There are no chambers that can produce anti gravity. They do create microgravity for a few seconds with aircraft at the top of a prabolic path like the Vomit Comet.

    So this really belongs in Sc-Fi. It may be moved there; we'll see where the conversation goes.
    There is such a thing as anti-gravity. There is already proof of it in life today.

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    I don't think that is how anti-gravity works.

    Okay before Dywdyrr, Strange, etc. start going crazy on me (you know who y'all are), let me start by saying, this stuff is super hypothetical (and will probably belong in the sci-fi section for a long time to come, if not forever).

    I think anti-gravity is supposed to work the exact same way gravity works, but on matter with negative mass. Negative mass has been a hypothesized as a property of some exotic particles in the establishment of wormholes (this all, long story short is all derived from a particular resolution to einstein's equations)

    Negative mass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Alcubierre drive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    hus I think anti-gravity is supposed to attract negative mass and repel positive mass (and normal gravity vice versa) I suppose this hypothetically may suggest an anti counterpart to the higgs boson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myhouseinthewoods View Post
    There is such a thing as anti-gravity. There is already proof of it in life today.
    Exactly. What do you think happens when you don't pay the gravity bill? That stuff ain't free you know.
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    how would you drop an anti-gravity bomb? or throw an anti-gravity grenade? you'd have to shield the stuff inside i guess or power them downwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myhouseinthewoods View Post
    There is such a thing as anti-gravity. There is already proof of it in life today.
    There is currently no evidence whatsoever for the existence of anti-gravity. If you believe otherwise, please provide peer-reviewed references to the contrary.
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