Anti Gravity Idea...

OK I had this idea. I was online and thought up this idea for an anti gravity machine. This is it: use extremely static negatively charged materials for anti gravity. It could work the same way lightning clouds do. The base of the cloud is negatively charged and the ground become positively charged. Now if the material of the anti gravity "thing" is charged with static electricity, wouldn't it repel the ground? Now I am by far no expert in any of this...I just thought it up. What do you guys think?

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Rupert957 years ago
Isn't this idea basically the same as making a magnet hover using another magnet by aiming the different poles at each other? All it is is using a strong force to counteract gravity, and being how magnetism and electricity are both components of a single fundamental force, I don't see how it's much different. However, it is an interesting variation on a classic experiment, it just uses the same concept of repelling forces stronger than the force of gravity.
bcarl6 (author) 8 years ago
Read this article I found.
Basically, it is about a ship that is neutrally charged, which makes it so that gravity from the positively charged Earth doesn't affect it (the core of the ship is positively charged and the outer part of it is negatively charged). The core and the outer bubble are equally charged so that the whole ship is neutrally charged, which makes it weightless in gravity. Then, since the outer bubble of the ship is negatively charged, it will be repelled by the positively charged Earth. These are the same basic principles that I was talking about, with the Earth being positively charged and the object being negatively charged (pretty much on an extreme level).
Kiteman bcarl68 years ago
"That "Gravitons" are positively charged quanta, which are attracted to a "center of mass" because it is a "negative mono-pole", and therefore they flow to it... And that these Gravitons converging (with a spherical geometry) from every direction as they flow in towards a"center of mass" of matter, are the "Force of Gravity" of Classical Physics… and are the "causality" of the spherical "curvature of the 4-dimension Space-Time", that is the Gravity of Einstein's General Relativity…"

>Rolls eyes<
Kele (the Physics guy, cant spell his name D:) needs to see that link. He'll explode, lol.
bcarl6 (author)  bcarl68 years ago
O sorry I said that wrong: The outer of the ship would be positively charged so that it would repel the positively charged Earth. Sorry I sound really stupid.
lemonie bcarl68 years ago
No. Not going to work, but rather than say anything about what I can see here: in space there's a geet-big gust of charged particles blowing out of the sun which would screw with anything like this... L
bcarl6 (author)  lemonie8 years ago
I'm not worried about flying in space lol. Just having an object hover above the surface of the Earth is fine. Just have a negatively charged object hover, and control how negatively charged the object is to control how high the object hovers. Again, I am by far no expert on this. These are just my thoughts.
lemonie bcarl68 years ago
Aye, but I think you've got some good answers below(?) L
PKM8 years ago
It is possible- I've seen a physical object suspended by electrostatic repulsion. The only problem is that it was a styrofoam ball the size of a grape, which probably weighed a gram or less, and the static charge from a desk Van der Graaf generator. The charge you would need to levitate a large object would be massive, and someone would probably be struck by lightning.

The other problem is that the negatively charged object would induce a positive charge int he ground directly below it... but opposite charges attract so it would fall even faster than normal, not hover.
bcarl6 (author) 8 years ago
Also read this article I found:

I find this hard to understand and it doesn't have much to do with static electricity, but hey It's cool.
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