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. These waves cancel each other out and within this small space is what is known as a standing wave, with the ability and power to defy gravity’s pull for small objects.
In regards to the pharmaceutical or the medical breakthrough of researching suspended liquids, and from a truther perspective, this could cause havoc from what is already an out of control Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex. Ever more refined drugs, with targeted placement and absorption rates will surely benefit a few patients in some cases, but I firmly believe we take far too many drugs as it is. This will be the beginning of custom tailored drugs, specifically designed for a unique individual, their metabolism, and so on. It gives new meaning to designer drugs.
Where will this improvement take us? Will it mean that patients have to take less drugs for the same absorption and potency? Is this a good thing?
I want to hear your opinions on Big Pharma and medicine.
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