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Re: Would this constitute defying gravity?

Date: Wed Sep 26 12:54:51 2001
Posted By: Dr. Fred Jeffers, Staff, Magnetic Recording Research, Iomega corp.
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1001115861.Ph

     The metal would not stay suspended.  It would either zip up toward 
the top magnet or fall toward the bottom magnet.  Do a Web search 
on "Levitation" you will find lots of very interesting stuff on levitation 
and magnets.  There are several ways to do it.  One of these is 
the "Levitron".  You can start your web search there.  It is a magnetic 
top that is repelled by a magnet below.  It can't flip over because it is 
a gyroscope.    

Good Luck!

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