These Prague street performers have pulled off one of the finest executions of the levitating man illusion you will ever see. For those of you who hate fun and wonder, we've got the secret — and the physics — behind this ancient trick.
Right now, a couple of feet above the surface of the Moon, a layer of dust is levitating. This is not a new development. Early photos of the Moon show the same phenomenon. What makes this dust float without air?
Using ultrasound, a team of Japanese scientists has levitated small particles, and moved them around mid-air. It's incredible to see.
Attractive forces are for suckers. At least that's what Tokyo photographer Natsumi Hayashi would have you believe. These anti-grav self portraits are just some of the daily "levitations" posted by Hayashi on her photoblog. Notably, these pictures aren't doctored in any way, with Hayashi preferring to rely on good…
Acoustic levitation is some day going to be used to brush the dust off machinery on Mars. Learn why sound can lift objects off the ground and see an acoustic levitation chamber in action.