posted on Apr, 27 2006 @ 03:44 AM
I also think maglev would be the best solution. BUT would the structure not have to support the weight of the object its lifting? because if the
magnets were sent in a pulse upward, the object being pushed would have to be exerting the force, back onto that pulse, putting an equal amount of
force on the "tower". does this sound right to everyone? or is there something I am missing? Perhaps the better answer would be to have a weight,
attached to a pulley, that would sink in the water, pulling the object to be lifted upward, then to return the weight, have air pumped to bags
attached to the weight.
now a quick question, if the load of the objext went through a pulley, and the pulley is in space, what would the forces be on that pulley? still the
same as earth, or would the fact of having no gravity change things??