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We've seen levitating pens, levitating lamps, levitating loungers and even levitating fish -- now there's a Bluetooth speaker to add to the mix. OM Audio, maker of such respectable audio accessories as the Inearpeace earphones and Mantra speakers, has taken a bold leap into the world of novelty pr

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Magnetic levitation keyboards have been around for a while, but they've never really taken off, or floated our boats, or attracted much atten... Anyway, a Taiwanese manufacturer called Darfon is persevering with the idea, and it's discovered that maglev keys, which rest on opposing magnets instead

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Ultrasonic levitation has been possible for awhile, but it's not very practical when objects must typically hover along a single axis. University of Tokyo researchers Yoichi Ochiai, Takayuki Hoshi and Jun Rekimoto have cleared this hurdle with an ultrasonic array that can push items around in 3D s

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Playback of 3D motion capture with a computer is nothing new, but how about with a solid levitating object? MIT's Media Lab has developed ZeroN, a large magnet and 3D actuator, which can fly an \"interaction element\" (aka ball bearing) and control its position in space. You can also bump it to and

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Rovers may have been able to endure life on Mars longer than anyone expected, but things could be more tricky for any sort of long-term exploration, where dust could cause equipment to grind to a halt or even pose a risk to human explorers. Some researchers from the University of Vermont now say th

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We haven't heard of Dutch design outfit Crealev before, but the company says it's developed a \"new levitation concept which is able to produce a very high levitation height combined with a low power dissipation and excellent stability\" -- and apparently the best way to show that off is this series

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Try not to get too frenetic here, but a couple of gurus at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland have reportedly created an \"incredible levitation effect by engineering the force of nature which normally causes objects to stick together.\" In layman's terms, the scientists have devised a way to r

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If you can't get 'em to produce infinite clean energy in your perpetual motion machine, why not repurpose those magnets into a keyboard? That's what Embotec's done with their appropriately named Magnetic Levitation Keyboard. The design apparently aligns the magnets in opposition which forces the ke

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You can pour over that gift-guide all you want, but in the end all most of us really want for the holidays is peace on earth. Short of that, levitating fish comes always comes in as a close second in our inter-office pools, so it looks like we've got ourselves a little Festivus miracle on our han

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