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Name: Jay
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Age: 14
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Date: 2000-2001

A friend and I are doing a science experiment on anti-gravity. We are trying to build a small anti-gravity machine for class. I have read that it can be done using electro magnitism or using supercondctor. Is this true? Where can we find instructions on how to build it?

It really is not "anti-gravity" but "levitation". A doughnut shaped magnet is placed on a rod so that the "north pole" is pointing down. At the base of the rod is another magnet, which can be a superconducting magnet, arranged so that its "north pole" is pointing up. The two magnets repel so that the magnetic and gravitational forces are equal and the doughnut shaped magnet "floats".

I believe Edmunds Scientifics has a kit for this experiment.

Vince Calder

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