# LEVITATION vs ZERO GRAVITY

LEVITATION vs ZERO GRAVITY

Definitions:

-Levitation  is defined by the action to cause to rise or float in air.

-Zero gravity is the condition in which the apparent effect of gravity is zero, as in the case of a body in free fall or in orbit.

There is no real zero gravity in our universe but there are some regions where the gravity coming from one side is exactly balanced by gravity coming from opposite direction. The net result is zero force on an object. According to Newton’s law, the object will keep its speed and direction unchanged. This is the case for astronauts.

All objects in our universe are always in motion having a speed and a direction. The term velocity is used in science to describe that movement having a speed in m/s  and a direction in degrees relative to the horizon.

The usual method to achieve levitation is to have a force opposing the gravitational force. Good examples are forces from the air on the airplane wings, force from a magnet or from static electricity or simply force from someone lifting an object.

Levitation could be achieve also if the gravitational force in one direction is blocked so that the opposing force will move the object in a new velocity. That was done using horizontal powerful light beam under an object: the  object was pushed down as if it gained weight. When the light beam was over the object, this object changed its velocity and it appeared to loose weight. The inertial mass has not changed, only the direction of movement.

Here are some experimental results of April 22, 2017.

A 80 000 lumen light from 10 LEDS was sent horizontally in a mirror box about 1 cubic feet in volume.

A 200 g mass suspended under the box lost an average of 0.0124% of its weight during 60 minutes. Its original direction going East at an average of 300 m/s and an angle of -2.95×10-4 degrees, changed to an angle of -3.05×10-4 degrees.

Since the change in weight seems to vary directly with time, after about 8000 hours it would loose 100% of its weight and would float freely in air. That would be real levitation without using any force to oppose gravity.

During the same time a 100 g mass placed over the box having a weight of .986449 N was increased to 1.003336 N in 60 minutes. The angle of its motion changed from an angle of -2.95×10-4 degrees to an angle of -2.85×10-4 degrees.

That means weight in Newtons is the force needed to counterbalance the inertial mass tendency to continue in strait line at same speed in order to  change that velocity. It could be done by changing the speed or the angle or changing both the speed and the angle. A change in velocity is called acceleration in physics. Since that depends on the inertial mass of the object, the formula for that force is simply this: force = mass x acceleration.

During an experiment in 2009, the laminar light beam from a 1.5 watt red laser light was directed from south to north. The beam was making a strait vertical line on a wall at an angle of 45 degrees. A mass placed near the light beam was pushed towards the light because some of the gravitational force coming horizontally from the other side of the beam was blocked by the light. The net resulting force was an horizontal force directed towards the light.

That effect is a good proof that the force of gravity is a pushing force coming from all directions from space. Also it shows that light does interact with that force.

Another conclusion arising from these experimental facts is that the theory of gravity being a kind of deformation of space-time is not possible. The space-time curvature depends on mass and energy. Since the mirror box used in the experiment contained the same amount of light and no change in mass, the change in weight that was observed cannot be attributed to a change of mass or light energy. Since there was no change in mass or light energy, if the theory was correct, there would be no change in gravity. But there was a change. Moreover, when the light was shut off, the change of weight did not disappear instantly as it should in that theory. The change of weight is slow until the original weight is achieved after the light is shut off. That means, if enough time permits complete levitation, an object would continue to levitate when taken outside the box after the lights are shut off until its original weight is back. Interesting…