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(Cosmiverse)   NASA creating anti-gravity device   ( divider line
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2002-03-26 02:15:48 PM  
first use: strap it to Cosmiverse servers, sending them hurtling into outer space.
2002-03-26 02:16:19 PM  
I think we need to understand more about gravitons before we can start working on isht like this...
2002-03-26 02:16:35 PM  
10 to 1 if this thing is real...50 red necks die in the first day of use....
2002-03-26 02:16:40 PM  
They'll never get it off the ground. But if they do - aging, saggy, gym-sock boobies all over the world will celebrate!
2002-03-26 02:17:08 PM  
Oh lawdy, not another Cosmiverse link.

This was up on CNN and some of the other major news outlets - does Drew have stock options in Cosmi or something?!
2002-03-26 02:17:15 PM  
What's next, cosmiverse? Lemon Curry?!
2002-03-26 02:17:36 PM  
I wonder if you can strap that thing on a camaro?
2002-03-26 02:18:29 PM  
Anti-gravity device? Yeah, right. Here, try mine.[image from too old to be available]
2002-03-26 02:19:03 PM  
Drew and Repeat were sitting on a fence...
2002-03-26 02:19:56 PM  
Bump - Gym-sock boobies. Hilarious! Mind if I use that one?
2002-03-26 02:21:54 PM  
Who knows what conceptual mountains we might demolish if our imaginations aim high enough?
Johannes Kepler, the founding father of modern astrophysics, told the LA Times.

did i read this wrong, or did kepler really come back to bring us the wisdom of the grave.
2002-03-26 02:21:56 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

Let's hope it leads to this
2002-03-26 02:22:14 PM  
NASCAR to create anti-gravity device?

Sorry, somebody said redneck.....
2002-03-26 02:22:57 PM  
It's OK by itself, but if it could be powered by Cold Fusion I'd be most impressed.
2002-03-26 02:24:40 PM  
You don't need this if you buy Windows XP. At least if I am to believe the advertising
2002-03-26 02:25:19 PM  
You can buy stock in the company, actually (ticker = SCCI), but I don't recommend it. Though if you had it back in February 2000, you could have made 10x in a coupla days. Come to think of it, you could have done that with just about ANY stock back then.............
2002-03-26 02:25:28 PM  
Just wondering that if you just shut off gravity to an objet, would it get thrown into space due to centrifugal force, or stay due to centripetal force? Is the centripetal force gravity itself?
2002-03-26 02:25:34 PM  
Anti gravity device !!!! Sagging nutsacks of the world , rejoice !!!
2002-03-26 02:25:55 PM  
SCI Vice President James R. Gaines Jr. told the LA Times, "If it works, what a hoot!"

Interesting expression.
2002-03-26 02:26:30 PM  
This is the greatest thing since cold fusion and polywater. This is gonna be so farking cool.
2002-03-26 02:26:36 PM  
OH MY GOD!!!! Enough with the COOL tags already!!! Jeez!!! What the hell is going on around here?!!!
2002-03-26 02:26:50 PM  
.NASA needs to perfect their "More Funding from Congress Device" first.
2002-03-26 02:28:53 PM  
Considering how much the government spends on a hammer or
a toilet seat, doesn't $600,000 seem a little on the cheap side for an anti-Gravity device?
2002-03-26 02:30:15 PM  
Bp_ss...Nascar already has an anti-gravity device. Did you see Harvick clear the decklid Sat? Jump like that the dixkhead ought to be in NBA.
2002-03-26 02:30:22 PM  
Hytes Xian Your behind. Today, you should fear the spiffy tags.
2002-03-26 02:31:52 PM  

No, centripital force is linked to momentum, F=MA. When something on the surphase of a spinning sphere, the momentum of objects on the surface is changed because instead of the straight line that it wants to travel, it is forced to loop.

Gravity is what keeps the objects from flying off tangentially as the centripital force would otherwise mandate.

Gravity itself is calculated as the mass of one object multiplied by the mass of the other object divided by the square of the distance between their cores. (M1*M2)/(D*D)

I hope this helps.
2002-03-26 02:32:21 PM  
Kei! Yuri!

Lemon curry?
2002-03-26 02:33:14 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

Anyone else think Mr. Podkletnov is going for the Crispin Glover look?
2002-03-26 02:35:10 PM  
The Podkletnov effect suggests it may be possible to effectively reduce the mass of the ship, thereby reducing the overall energy needed for acceleration, the Times reports

Did I miss something in physics class? Seems to me, shielding an object form the gravitational pull of objects around it would do nothing to reduce the mass of an object, only the weight, which is a measure of the force gravity exerts on an object. (You weigh less on teh moon, but your ass is still fat).
Also, if you sheilded an object form gravity, what would that do to the gravity of the object itself? Doesn't gravity, to some small extent, hold matter together, or at least affect how it's held together?
Okay, I think my brain may explode.
2002-03-26 02:35:24 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

"My anti-gravity device WORKS, damn you!!!"
2002-03-26 02:38:19 PM  
Hopefully, the magnetism has been shielded from the object being weighed and the object is not of a magnetic material.
After all, why did they give this scientist the boot? I would imagine that he could not reproduce his results. Kind of like the cold fusion fiasco.
2002-03-26 02:41:18 PM  
I have to admit though, if Nasa learns anything new about magnetic levitation simply by setting up this experiment, it may be worth the < 1 million dollars it cost.

(Please do correct me if I'm wrong, but skimming the article it seemed that this is just an aerobe spinning on mag lev bearings, right?)
2002-03-26 02:42:58 PM  
now THIS would have been a worthy GINGER, not that crap with wheels. sheeesh.
2002-03-26 02:43:41 PM  
not just a repeat. but a repeat of something that was up within the past 2 days. WTF is wrong with you admins lately?
2002-03-26 02:43:48 PM  
Leeds: Thanks, forgot physics for a sec.
2002-03-26 02:43:48 PM  
antigravity through superconductivity is NOT a new discovery. This has been known for almost a hundred years.

The french even has an anti-gravity superconductor train that runs off the rails... the FRENCH!!!

it's very unplausible, i highly doult this will lead to anything radical
2002-03-26 02:44:12 PM  
Molecular adhesion holds an object together. Gravity holds it to a surface. And this thingamajig is going to reduce gravity, not nullify it. Good question though. If you brought an object to zero gravity, would it accelerate to the speed the earth travels through the universe?
2002-03-26 02:45:26 PM  
The principle of generating small amounts of finite improbability by simply hooking the logic circuits of a Bambleweeny 57 Sub-Meson Brain to an atomic vector plotter suspended in a strong Brownian Motion producer (say a nice hot cup of tea) was of course well understood - and such generators were often used to break the ice at parties by making all the molecules in the hostess's undergarments leap simultaneously one foot to the left, in accordance with the Theory of Indeterminacy.
Many respectable physicists said that they weren't going to stand for this - partly because it was a debasement of science, but mostly because they didn't get invited to those sort of parties.
2002-03-26 02:46:08 PM  
you sure about that ticker symbol, Gelatinous? I see that as Superconductive Components, Inc., and there's only data going back to last May.
2002-03-26 02:46:40 PM  
NASA has paid almost $600,000 to have the machine custom-built by Ohio-based Superconductive Components, Inc. (SCI), a company that specializes in high-tech ceramics and superconducting materials. SCI Vice President James R. Gaines Jr. told the LA Times, "If it works, what a hoot!"

And if it fails, it's only taxpayer money! What a hoot!

If it fails, it should come out of the researchers' paychecks.
2002-03-26 02:48:43 PM  
Begin with the assumption that Cats when dropped ALWAYS land on their feet (A)

Follow with the rule that a Buttered Piece of Toast, when dropped, will Always land Buttered Side Down, Especially on Carpet. (B)

Thus We Strap a Buttered Piece of Toast Buttered Side Up, to the BACK of Cat and proceed to drop it.

(A) and (B) will cancel eachother out thus creating Anti Gravity.
2002-03-26 02:49:15 PM  
I was trying to think of something witty to say, but instead I shall defer to the greatest engineer of all time: Montgomery Scott.

"You canna change the laws of physics."

*takes off his Spock ears and walks away*
2002-03-26 02:50:16 PM  
And I say to my brothers and sisters, look ye upon the face of Satan, and know his name to be "Anti-gravity". For it is written in the book I keep in my pocket, that there is but one God, and he has created all things, and gravity is one such thing. Gravity is the truth of God. The Prophet Drewhammad said in the sacred Farkhan that,"though gravity be a grand idea, it is verily more than that. It is, was, and shall always be, the law." And waht is more against the good law of gravity than that devil Anti-gravity? For furhter proof, we need only look at the numbers of teh beast, as it were. Consider this, A, being the first letter, has a value of 1, representing God. N, being the 14th letter, has a value of 14, which, as we all know, represents evilness in that a case of evil beer has 24 cans, which is 2 times 12, and 2 plus 12 is 14, the numebr of The Beast (or Beast Light in the girl's dorm). If we continue, the numbers add to 146, which represents 11, which is two gods standing next to each other. Since we know there in only one god, anything that shows two gods is a falsehood, and should be banned.
The scientists working on the evil "Anti-gravity" are, you may be sure, white, and it is for this reason that the white man, and all the evil he has wrought on this earth, must be destroyed. Praise be to Aleyah.
2002-03-26 02:51:14 PM  
This is an entire different concept LlDuffManll.
2002-03-26 02:55:19 PM  
03-26-02 02:16:19 PM JRV116
I think we need to understand more about gravitons before we can start working on isht like this...

Yes, because we should only perform research on that which we understand perfectly.
2002-03-26 02:55:20 PM  
"Johannes Kepler, the founding father of modern astrophysics, told the LA Times." Umm... correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't it be hard for a man who was born in 1571 to comment for the LA Times?
2002-03-26 02:55:47 PM  
Would someone like to tell me why every other link latly is from Comiverse??? Is there something going on I should be aware of..
2002-03-26 02:55:47 PM  
I am imagining that they are trying to do what Data, Geordie and Q did on ST:TNG when Q was made into a human. They used the tractor and deflector beams to shrink the mass of the moon that was falling out of orbit and move it back into orbit.

Knowing what I have learned about physics, mass and density create a gravitational effect (with a bunch of other factors). So these scientists are reasoning that if you lower the gravity then you MUST be also lowering the mass and density. However, I would think that this would only affect objects that are being hindered by gravity (here on Earth). But gravity does affect objects objects in space. Alas, Einstein... Therefore, Hawking... blah blah blah...

Wow... I really don't know shiat.
2002-03-26 02:56:15 PM  
That's it - I'm selling them the plans to my perpetual motion device. Then I'll travel back in my time machine and sell them again!

And they said I was mad...
2002-03-26 02:56:15 PM  
9/10 :If it fails, it should come out of the researchers' paychecks.

By that logic, the test failures of the Missile Defense Shield systems should result in making them pay for it, and not allowing Bush to put more money into it.

Hey...not a bad idea in this particular case...
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