Video: Scientists Use Acoustic Waves to Levitate and Study Pharmaceuticals; True Designer Drugs on the Horizon?Posted on Sep 17, 2012 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Science & Technology
According to ANL.gov, scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a way to use sound waves to levitate individual droplets of solutions containing different pharmaceuticals. This is great, you say? I would partially agree, from a scientific point of view.
The sheer ability to “levitate” or suspend liquids in regular atmosphere is nothing short of what medieval peasants would call sorcery and magic. It draws parallels with outright defiance of gravity in the sense that we can not see or hear what is suspending these droplets, but is actually closer to a refined version of using a large fan or vertical wind tunnel to lift an object.
However, there still lies within this experiment a sense of esoteric knowledge; of breakthrough, of seemingly doing the impossible outside the vacuum of space that dazzles our minds. It harkens back to the ideas of ancient civilizations using acoustic waves to transport or build massive structures that seem too daunting for even today’s massive machinery.
But it’s not magic; two acoustic speakers are positioned towards each other and emit the same frequency. ...Continue ReadingView Comments (1)