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This video of scientists using sound to levitate and move objects in thin air will blow you away

If you pay attention to tech news, you may have already heard about scientists using audio waves to move water and sand in interesting and weird patterns. But we’re willing to bet that you’ve never seen anything like this before.

Japanese scientists have now figured out to manipulate and move objects — in mid-air!

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Engineers from the University of Tokyo and the Nagoya Institute of Technology have introduced to the public a device that does just that.

The apparatus consists four phased arrays of of externally-controlled speakers intersecting at one focal point. Amazingly, the process is silent since the the device uses ultra-sonic speakers.

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    stillkicking

    February 9, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    yeah, I first saw this demonstrated in a video 26 years ago. its not new in discovery, but it is fascinating to me in the same way that music based on genetic coding is.

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    puffco plus with oil

    June 26, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    265649 393636Hey there! Fantastic stuff, please do tell us when you post once more something comparable! 306670

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