Acoustic levitation used in drug development! - Incredible.

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posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 09:42 AM
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The Argonne national laboratory have been developing ways of manipulating compounds without them having contact with physical vessels which might manipulate their forms.

Thus - acoustic levitation.

www.techhive.com...


If you're wondering why keeping drugs from solidifying into crystals is such an issue, it's because drugs that are crystalline in shape do not get fully absorbed by the body, something that keeps them from optimal effectiveness. Unfortunately, this is difficult to prevent as solutions that evaporate while in contact with a physical vessel generally solidify into their crystalline forms.

To get around this, the scientists skipped out on the usage of traditional containers and used levitation by way of the acoustic levitator to form pristine samples that "can be probed in situ" with the high-energy X-ray beam at Argonne's Advanced Photon Source instead.


and the video:



Incredible stuff. Didn't the ancients have legends and stories of levitating rocks and stone using acoustic means?
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posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 09:53 AM
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Wer are rediscovering what the ancients already knew. History does repeat itself.



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 10:06 AM
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Looks like we are possibly getting closer to cracking the secrets of the pyramids and coral castle !!

I think i shall buy some gear and get investigating this stuff myself!!




posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 10:14 AM
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Originally posted by Oannes
Wer are rediscovering what the ancients already knew. History does repeat itself.



Or just to bend your noodle a bit more...We Are The Ancients...



All of this happened before and will all happen again.



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 10:29 AM
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www.abovetopsecret.com...

she's already at full capacity cappin!!

Seems a lot of energy to do this, so will have to wait for real live application. Proof of concept is interesting.



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 10:47 AM
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Cool stuff SnF, Technology is RACING. What with the 3D printer creating amazing things and now this.....very exciting. I can't wait to see what's next.

ETA: What if you had a giant levitator and you could use it to lift AND MOVE a rocket to Mars???? I think it could happen. Or lift and move people, especially handicapped people to and from the bathroom or wheel chairs. UBER COOL
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