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Watch: Acoustic levitation—A Series Of Experiments Exploring Sonic Capabilities

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Watch: Acoustic levitation—A Series Of Experiments Exploring Sonic Capabilities

Wrap your head around this Magnetic readers. Or try to anyway. The Ksana Institute, the folks doing this maddening research, is made up of a "diverse team of sonic practitioners, scientists and Tibetian lamas, who pursue modern, traditional and ancient sound knowledge to bridge the gap in our sonic understanding." I'm not even sure what that means, but it sounds super awesome and if Tibetian lamas are involved somehow it just magically becomes even better. Maybe that's just me, tho. Another nutty fact: The Ksana Institute is located on Kanton Island (if you're really curious where that is, go to 2°50′S, 171°40′W), it's like really close to the equator so they can take advantage of the weaker force in the earth's magnetic field.   

I'll let them explain this particular experiment they are working on…

"Here at the 那刹 Ksana Institute we have recently achieved a scientific breakthrough in acoustic human levitation. Acoustic levitation is a phenomenon that uses standing waves to counteract the force of gravity enabling an object float in mid-air.

Through our intensive training programme, Class 1 AudioBod WanDan has managed to achieve successive periods of acoustic levitation. This is accomplished by creating vocal discarge to produce standing waves. Once the standing waves produced match the subjects own frequency, nodes of reinforcment create lift.

As demonstrated in Fig.1.1 the resuling standing waves create a node of constant pressure, these nodes create an acoustic field around the subject facilitating levitation. These effects are not dissimilar from the weightless effect experienced by astronauts.

By changing the frequency and amplitude of the standing wave the subject is able to move this acoustic field along x,y,z axis. Fig 2.1 and 2.2 illustrates the minimum and maximum node heights the subject achives in this test through his percusive frequency changes.

This is the first in a series of experiments that we are conducting, exploring the sonic capabilities of our recently discovered test subject WANDAN."

So there you have it and here you go:

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