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  1. #1 How space ships hover, in sci-fi art. 
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    I notice that space ships were hovering, I thought and really to get thousands of tons to levitate must use up a lot of energy and fuel ect..
    so I came up with this idea, maybe the ship drops a device to the surface of the planet, and that device can generate a magnetic field and maneuver the field in such a way that the ship in the air can levitate without consuming any fuel, energy ect..
    perhaps these sci-fi city's have these magnetic devices placed all around them for ships to dock.

    For people who make concept machines, I found this useful. I would like these people to acknowledge this concept, thousands of tons levitating, a anchor for spaceships/airships.





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    It's science fiction. It doesn't have to make sense.


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    For people who make concept machines, I found this useful. I would like these people to acknowledge this concept, thousands of tons levitating, a anchor for spaceships/airships.
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    Hi Japith, it may be science fiction now, but the norm in science future.
    Anti-gravity technology is being researched now, with interesting results.
    Your comment on the energy this may take, forget it. You are thinking of
    energy generated by present means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nokton View Post
    Hi Japith, it may be science fiction now, but the norm in science future.
    Anti-gravity technology is being researched now, with interesting results.
    Who is doing that research and what are the results to date?
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    Don't we have a Sci Fi forum that this topic belongs in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBiologista View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nokton View Post
    Hi Japith, it may be science fiction now, but the norm in science future.
    Anti-gravity technology is being researched now, with interesting results.
    Who is doing that research and what are the results to date?
    Fraid cant remember the who Bio, but they 'levitated' a small aluminium structure using coils of wire
    and electricity. Seen this before in recent past. It worked.
    nokton.
    Which begs the question, can electromagnetic device negate gravity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeteorWayne View Post
    Don't we have a Sci Fi forum that this topic belongs in?
    And you got a bachelors degree and all, in what? Certainly not in science or objectivity, nor
    for that matter the art of thinking out of the box. Don't for a moment think your degree
    gives you a superiority over matters determined by intelligence, far from it, or this reply
    would not have been made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nokton View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by nokton View Post
    Hi Japith, it may be science fiction now, but the norm in science future.
    Anti-gravity technology is being researched now, with interesting results.
    Who is doing that research and what are the results to date?
    Fraid cant remember the who Bio, but they 'levitated' a small aluminium structure using coils of wire
    and electricity. Seen this before in recent past. It worked.
    That's doesn't sound like anti-gravity. You can levitate an objects using magnets and such, but that's not anti-gravity. It's an entirely different force acting against gravity. No more anti gravity than using your hand to counteract gravity.

    Anyway, please don't make claims about what research has been done unless you've got a reference. Otherwise we'll just assume it's bull.

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    And you got a bachelors degree and all, in what? Certainly not in science or objectivity, nor
    for that matter the art of thinking out of the box. Don't for a moment think your degree
    gives you a superiority over matters determined by intelligence, far from it, or this reply
    would not have been made.
    Nokton, that's a forum label under his username. It's automatic and updates according to post count. It's not some sort of a boast, nor is it even under Meteor's control. Meteor feels this thread is in the wrong subforum. It probably is. That doesn't justify a misinformed attack from you.
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    Well - I do truly believe that it WILL be Possible to manipulate Gravity - in the Future.

    First by something like Larry Niven's "Gravity Polariser" -
    then later to truly control it, plus and minus.

    That would then give us "Tractor Beams", and "Pressor Beams" or "Repulsor Beams".

    To be any use though, we will need a lot more energy than we have now -
    safe, clean Fusion Reactors - which can use Hydrogen, virtually "free" Fuel -
    and some of the Moons of the Outer Planets have atmospheres of Hydrogen and Helium.

    I am a Science Fiction Fan - and now currently running a Sci Fi Game - set in the future ( 2130's ).
    In this Game - we got full Gravity Control, from some Friendly Aliens who are now our Allies.

    An Interesting Concept though.
    If I wasn't so stupid - I might know what I was doing
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