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(Washington Post)   Scientists now able to levitate and move objects using acoustics, thanks to a generous donation by House Atreides   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2013-07-15 05:50:18 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-15 06:19:22 PM  
I have neighbors that can do that with the Kickers in the trunk of their car.
 
2013-07-15 06:36:19 PM  
I've been "moving things with sound" for quite some time now

www.hometheater.com
 
2013-07-15 06:45:15 PM  
Subby is a geek. And that's a good thing.
 
2013-07-15 08:52:37 PM  
oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz

lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-07-15 09:22:55 PM  
I calculated physics for this decades ago, and it wasn't new then either fwiw.  Glad it is still around.
 
2013-07-15 09:23:45 PM  
static.comicvine.com

Unimpressed
 
2013-07-15 11:42:54 PM  
If House Atreides had made these donations, I think I'd remember.
 
2013-07-15 11:47:37 PM  

DarwiOdrade: If House Atreides had made these donations, I think I'd remember.


Gurney Halleck conveyed the donations.
 
2013-07-15 11:49:00 PM  
It's just my BASS CANNON
 
2013-07-16 02:40:28 AM  
That's not at all what the weirding way was.
 
2013-07-16 02:49:41 AM  

umadbro: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x358]


Wow, I am surprised anyone connected the Coral Castle in this thread. Do people actually know who Ed Leedskalnin is? I thought he was one of those people that only fringe believers and skeptics were familiar with.

(For those who don't know what I'm talking about... Ed L built a castle near Miami pretty much by himself, carving the rock, loading it into a truck and then using leverage to hoist the rocks into place. One of his neighbors claimed he used magical powers brought on by singing to harmonically levitate the rocks, hence the folks who believe that you can build a giant stone structure by singing in the right key.)
 
2013-07-16 02:55:34 AM  
Behold the power of classical music!

/knew those guys were on to something bigger than just filling the opera house
 
2013-07-16 02:55:40 AM  

secularsage: (For those who don't know what I'm talking about... Ed L built a castle near Miami pretty much by himself, carving the rock, loading it into a truck and then using leverage to hoist the rocks into place. One of his neighbors claimed he used magical powers brought on by singing to harmonically levitate the rocks, hence the folks who believe that you can build a giant stone structure by singing in the right key.)


If he could levitate rocks, why did it take 30 years for him to build the castle? He kept the secret for the tourism interest, so he only worked at night, but he built it the way engineers through time always have: With a block and tackle, lever and fulcrum.
 
2013-07-16 02:57:10 AM  

HotWingAgenda: That's not at all what the weirding way was.


THIS

There was so much that the crappy first movie got wrong...
 
2013-07-16 03:02:10 AM  
my submission used the "weird"ing tag :P
 
2013-07-16 03:30:22 AM  
Actual story:" 'Scientists' record cool video of small objects being beaten into submission by sound-waves"

Hasn't been 'news' for some time now...

/cool vid still cool...
 
2013-07-16 05:27:04 AM  

DarwiOdrade: If House Atreides had made these donations, I think I'd remember.


Haha, true.
 
2013-07-16 06:04:04 AM  

LordOfThePings: oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 500x281]


Nowadays we call that a 3D printer and convince ourselves it means Star Trek.
 
2013-07-16 06:13:20 AM  
You are like pavlov's farking dog or some shiat.
 
2013-07-16 06:47:27 AM  
Ahhh, sonic tanks...why hasn't someone made a newer version of the Dune RTS?  Those were good times.

Also, high five, subby.
 
2013-07-16 06:49:38 AM  

LordOfThePings: oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 500x281]


Ok that is some creepy-ass shiat. Made better by my lack of sleep.

/cant close my eyes; the Skrillex foam people will kill me
 
2013-07-16 06:54:32 AM  

gaspode: You are like pavlov's farking dog or some shiat.


Luddite.
 
2013-07-16 07:17:01 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

/obscure?
 
2013-07-16 07:24:34 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: LordOfThePings: oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 500x281]

Nowadays we call that a 3D printer and convince ourselves it means Star Trek.


Seek counseling.
 
2013-07-16 07:30:41 AM  
This could make multi-million dollar crystal dryers much cheaper.
 
2013-07-16 07:30:50 AM  

LordOfThePings: Quantum Apostrophe: LordOfThePings: oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 500x281]

Nowadays we call that a 3D printer and convince ourselves it means Star Trek.

Seek counseling.


Luddite.
 
2013-07-16 07:42:48 AM  
Usul no longer requires the weirding module.
 
2013-07-16 08:28:52 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: LordOfThePings: Quantum Apostrophe: LordOfThePings: oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 500x281]

Nowadays we call that a 3D printer and convince ourselves it means Star Trek.

Seek counseling.

Luddite.


How witty. Are you going to dazzle us next with zingers such as "I know you are but what am i?"
 
2013-07-16 08:48:00 AM  

taurusowner: Quantum Apostrophe: LordOfThePings: Quantum Apostrophe: LordOfThePings: oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 500x281]

Nowadays we call that a 3D printer and convince ourselves it means Star Trek.

Seek counseling.

Luddite.

How witty. Are you going to dazzle us next with zingers such as "I know you are but what am i?"


Bow down and give thanks.  TECHNOBEVETS HAS SPOKEN.
 
2013-07-16 09:16:16 AM  
secularsage:
Wow, I am surprised anyone connected the Coral Castle in this thread. Do people actually know who Ed Leedskalnin is?


Wally Wallington is a modern example, has some interesting videos on Youtube
 
2013-07-16 09:18:30 AM  

taurusowner: Quantum Apostrophe: LordOfThePings: Quantum Apostrophe: LordOfThePings: oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 500x281]

Nowadays we call that a 3D printer and convince ourselves it means Star Trek.

Seek counseling.

Luddite.

How witty. Are you going to dazzle us next with zingers such as "I know you are but what am i?"


3D print it for me, honeybunch. It's the future.

Khellendros: taurusowner: Quantum Apostrophe: LordOfThePings: Quantum Apostrophe: LordOfThePings: oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 500x281]

Nowadays we call that a 3D printer and convince ourselves it means Star Trek.

Seek counseling.

Luddite.

How witty. Are you going to dazzle us next with zingers such as "I know you are but what am i?"

Bow down and give thanks.  TECHNOBEVETS HAS SPOKEN.


What's better? "All hail the gullible techno nerd who has only ever worked with software and thinks every technology extrapolates like RAM has!"
 
2013-07-16 09:25:16 AM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
Another great contributor from house Atreides
 
2013-07-16 09:30:48 AM  

nmrsnr: [static.comicvine.com image 392x516]

Unimpressed


Unimpressed by your unimpressed.

web.mit.edu
 
2013-07-16 09:53:12 AM  

Anastacya: LordOfThePings: oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 500x281]

Ok that is some creepy-ass shiat. Made better by my lack of sleep.

/cant close my eyes; the Skrillex foam people will kill me


It's not foam.  It's cornstarch and water, with what looks like a little bit of blue food coloring.

You can walk on it too, so long as you move fast enough.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2XQ97XHjVw
 
2013-07-16 09:54:48 AM  

unchellmatt: nmrsnr: [static.comicvine.com image 392x516]

Unimpressed

Unimpressed by your unimpressed.

[web.mit.edu image 428x600]


I know Banshee. Who the fark is that guy?
 
2013-07-16 10:11:16 AM  
Quantum Apostrophe: <stupidity deleted>

Do humanity a favor and kill yourself.
 
2013-07-16 10:14:25 AM  

anfrind: Quantum Apostrophe: <stupidity deleted>

Do humanity a favor and kill yourself.


Ah, such caring for the species. I don't believe the garbage you do, so I have to die.

How...

religious

of you.

You know, no one's going anywhere, why can't you just accept that and get along with the species?
 
2013-07-16 10:18:16 AM  

Bravo Two: unchellmatt: nmrsnr: [static.comicvine.com image 392x516]

Unimpressed

Unimpressed by your unimpressed.

[web.mit.edu image 428x600]

I know Banshee. Who the fark is that guy?


Black Bolt. He was all KINDS of badassitude.
 
2013-07-16 10:50:32 AM  

Cantankerous Gnome: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 211x409]
Another great contributor from house Atreides


I don't buy a lot of games as soon as they are released, but I'd plunk down a preorder for a new Suikoden unless it was another Tactics or Tierkreis- those were not real Suikoden titles.
 
2013-07-16 11:42:40 AM  

GWSuperfan: HotWingAgenda: That's not at all what the weirding way was.

THIS

There was so much that the crappy first movie got wrong...


Stick the pick in Pete and turn it round nice and neat.
 
2013-07-16 12:07:59 PM  

IronTom: I calculated physics for this decades ago, and it wasn't new then either fwiw.  Glad it is still around.


It's not new, but the weight they can lift and the control they can exert is.

Pyramids here we come.
 
2013-07-16 12:22:57 PM  
Question; The article mentions that they worked without hearing protection. Is the eardrum constructed such that it is unaffected, or less affected, by high SPL's above the audible range of frequencies?
 
2013-07-16 03:42:57 PM  
That's easy, all you have to do is turn it up all the way to 11...
 
2013-07-16 04:18:17 PM  
www.wonders.org
 
2013-07-16 04:19:52 PM  

LrdPhoenix: Anastacya: LordOfThePings: oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz oOnTz

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 500x281]

Ok that is some creepy-ass shiat. Made better by my lack of sleep.

/cant close my eyes; the Skrillex foam people will kill me

It's not foam.  It's cornstarch and water, with what looks like a little bit of blue food coloring.

You can walk on it too, so long as you move fast enough.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2XQ97XHjVw


Rinsing it down the drain can be fun:  http://what-if.xkcd.com/36/
 
2013-07-16 04:31:37 PM  
In other news, music makes your body move. Well all right.
 
2013-07-16 04:36:14 PM  
Came for the butthurt Dune purists.

Left happy.
 
2013-07-16 05:02:45 PM  

Baelz: Came for the butthurt Dune purists.

Left happy.


I saw the movie first when I was a kid and it got me to read the books, I like them both so I don't understand all the rage.
 
2013-07-16 07:07:51 PM  

Emposter: Ahhh, sonic tanks...why hasn't someone made a newer version of the Dune RTS?  Those were good times.


Probably because Dune 2000 was a flop.

/Harkonen unit approaching!
 
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