OK, the shuttle to the moon thread reminded me of something I think I saw a few months ago on NBC news or something. I mention this because my recollection makes it sound like I got it from Weekly World News or “Chariots of the Gods”.
A bunch of scientists were demonstrating how they could propel a small object using flashes of light. The object looked like a silver bell and they were using something that looked like a strobe light. The strobe was put under the bell and when the intense flashing light was turned on, the bell shot up a pole into the air.
I also remember that they had to catch this bell on the way down in what looked like a giant butterfly net.
Looking back at what I typed, I realize it contains elements that suggest I imagined this during some sort of fever dream.
Am I insane and/or has anyone else heard of this?