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A conductor can be levitated above an electromagnet (or vice versa) with an alternating current flowing through it. This causes any regular conductor to behave like a diamagnet, due to the eddy currents generated in the conductor. Since the eddy currents create their own fields which oppose the magnetic field, the conductive object is repelled from the electromagnet, and most of the field lines of the magnetic field will no longer penetrate the conductive object.
This effect requires non-ferromagnetic but highly conductive materials like aluminium or copper, as the ferromagnetic ones are also strongly attracted to the electromagnet (although at high frequencies the field can still be expelled) and tend to have a higher resistivity giving lower eddy currents. Again, litz wire gives the best results.
Originally posted by anonymous1
Thats it im buying a yoyo , im not even kidding lol
Originally posted by jamesthegreat
My son is an absolute YoYo freak.
He has the same type of yoyo that the trick was done on.
Originally posted by fixer1967
I guess we will be seeing yo-you shaped UFO soon.
On April 12, 1985, the yo-yo was first taken into space by NASA on the Space Shuttle Discovery as part of the Toys in Space project. A basic spinning yo-yo was used to see what effect microgravity would have on it. What they discovered was that a yo-yo could be released at slow speeds and gracefully move along the string. However, the yo-yo refused to “sleep.” Without the downward force of gravity, the yo-yo could not spin against the loop at the end of the string and so, rebounded up the string. It was also found that the yo-yo must be thrown, not dropped, as there was no gravity to pull it down. And on July 31, 1992, the yo-yo (an SB-2) again made its way into space, on the Space Shuttle Atlantis, this time for an educational video including slow-motion yo-ing.
In 1969, the U.S. Army even invested $400,000 to see if flares placed on frisbees would stay aloft but without success.
Harvey experienced a diverse and incredible life, having been a soldier in World War II, seen the crash of the Hindenburg, worked for the FBI and Senator Joe MacCarthy in U.S. anti-communist hearings, written a best selling book about his work as a paid witness, served time in prison for perjury, been involved in stand up comedy, childrens radio programs and tv, journalism, underground magazines and newspapers, avant garde music, taken vows of poverty, released seven albums, and produced cable TV programming for the Mormon community
In the past 50 years there are few things that have happened culturally in the western world which I have not been part of or at least on the cutting edge of.
COCKYBOO was also a clown character Harvey Job Matusow used in his program The Magic Mouse, and the previous title for Harvey Job Matusow's memoirs, The Stringless YoYo", named after Harvey's 1950s era Stringless YoYo invention.
The Whee-lo was released to the public in 1953 by Maggie Magnetic, Inc. of New York. It was billed as, “Whee-lo – The Magnetic Walking Wheel”. Its inventor, Harvey Job Matusow, called the Whee-lo, “The Stringless Yo-Yo”, giving the same title to his autobiography.
They are much more believable because they are known to exist (and I have seen them in action), while anti-gravity as yet to even be proved as possible (I think).
Originally posted by subject x
I can understand why y'all would doubt that there is some advanced tech going on here. Magnets and compressed air are so much more believable.
And why apply it to a horizontal yo-yo? Why don't we see the "anti-gravity" yo-yo on its more common position?
As pointed out earlier, why would such tech be applied to something as simple as a yo-yo?
I think that not showing it would be a better way of keeping it hidden.
I believe this is done to attempt to keep this tech hidden.
It's possible that those experiments were done without any extra expenditure, on the astronaut's free time.
That's right, our "friends" at NASA seem to have an interest in how gravity applies to the yo-yo. The incident in this video was not the only time yo-yos have been taken into space for experiments funded by our tax dollars.
I think that's possible. We are used to many things and we do not even think why or how they work, so seeing how things act in a low gravity environment is a good way of seeing how other, more difficult to test, things would behave.
Now, you can feel free to doubt, but do you really think that NASA would go to all the trouble and expense of running multiple experiments on altered gravity and yo-yos just to see how they would spin in space? Personally, I don't think so.
What reversed engineered technology?
I think that these experiments were used as a precursor to applying this reverse engineered anti gravity technology to the yo-yo for nefarious purposes not yet disclosed.