Levitating Objects With Light


Date: March 2019

Source: Phys.org

A new research, performed in the Caltech’s Division of Engineering and Applied Science, shows that objects of many different shapes and sizes—from micrometers to meters—could be manipulated with a light beam. The key is to create specific nanoscale patterns on an object’s surface. This can be used as a means for propulsion of a new generation of spacecraft which, without needing to carry fuel, could reach very high, even relativistic speeds and possibly travel to other stars.

Mme Blavatsky has elaborated on levitation in her book Isis Unveiled (Vol. I, p. xxiii-xxiv), explaining that : “The starting-point here is the recognized electro-chemical principle that bodies similarly electrified repel each other, while those differently electrified mutually attract . . . The earth is a magnetic body charged with one form of electricity . . . Human bodies, in common with all other forms of matter, are charged with the opposite form of electricity . . . ” And she added in an article from The Theosophist, (Vol. III, N° 6, March 1882, p.163-164) : “Let any man’ body charged (whether consciously or otherwise) with the polarity of the spot which support him, and the similar polarity will shoot his body off in the air like a child’s balloon.”

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