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“Elevate Me!”

Ladybug LevitationThis ladybug is trying to fly, but she’s trapped by the ultrasound field in which she has been levitated:

After the investigators got the ultrasound field going, they used tweezers to carefully place animals between the emitter and reflector. The scientists found they could float ants, beetles, spiders, ladybugs, bees, tadpoles and fish up to a little more than a third of an inch long in midair. When they levitated the fish and tadpole, the researchers added water to the ultrasound field every minute via syringe.

Link (via Neatorama)

Posted in News, Science November 30th, 2006 by Chip
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