I remember reading something in a few places (unfortunately, Omni was one of them) about an experiment in which a couple of scientists were working on a floating superconductive disk, spinning, with current running across it. One of the scientists was smoking a cigar (imagine that, some lab they must have) and noticed the path of his smoke was changed over the disk. Seems that everything placed vertically over the disk had its weight reduced by 2%, and apparently this effect was stackable, so presumably if you stacked 50 in series, you’d have antigravity. Keep in mind, it’s been years since I read this stuff & I’m probably misremembering the details. Anyway, their experiment was published in the Journal of Physics, then apparently all copies of this journal were tracked down & destroyed.
Of course, I don’t believe this story as I’ve recalled it, but I was wondering about what really happened, if anything.
If it IS true, I figure this is a great way to get things into orbit…just put a payload on the disks, turn them on, and let the inertia of the payload hurtle itself into space. Either that, or we could put them under Rush Limbaugh’s chair - it would be the greatest use of technology since duct tape.