Boeing says it doesn't know how to construct an anti-gravity machine, but three Dearborn, Michigan teenagers did it and plan to enter their craft in the Detroit Science Fair. The lightweight, triangle-shaped craft flies without the aid of fans, jets or an engine.
Luke Duncan, age 16, says they want to find out if their machine is really using anti-gravity or if something else mysterious is going on. "Our main focus is to determine whether this is antigravity or another phenomenon we don't really know about, like superconductors," he says.
They thought an ion wind might be causing the machine to rise up into the air, but an experiment at Purdue University put a similar craft into a vacuum tube and the machine still flew. If it had been powered by ion winds, this wouldn?t have happened.
The teenagers? invention is so powerful it has to be tied down so it doesn?t take off on its own and crash. The triangle-shaped craft is made of balsa wood and aluminum foil, so the first few times it took off out of control, it had to be rebuilt.
Jim Bergen, age 16 and Ethan Rein, age 18, make up the rest of the team. They experimented with shapes and decided the triangle was the strongest. The machine cost between $300-$400 to build and is powered with a 12-volt motorcycle battery. Bergen says, "This technology could usher in a new era, just like the computer did. It's cutting edge."
To see the antigravity machine fly, click here.
To learn whether Boeing really is building an anti-gravity flying saucers?and if the Nazis did it first?read ?The Hunt for Zero Point,? click here.
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