MessageToEagle.com – “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, ” Arthur C. Clarke once said. This new invention is close to magic.
Scientists have invented a way to make objects levitate and defy gravity. At first glance it can appear like magic, but it is science.
As you can see this metal ball is actually suspended in midair!
Behind the project called ZeroN we find, Jinah Lee and his MIT colleagues.
Together they have been working on ZeroN that focuses on liberating materials from the constraints of space and time by blending the physical and digital world.
ZeroN is a new “interface element that can be levitated and moved freely by computer in a three dimensional space.
Both the computer and people can move the ZeroN simultaneously.
In doing so, people and computers can physically interact with one another in 3D space.
“Users are invited to place or move the ZeroN just as they can place any other objects on surfaces.
Once levitated, ZeroN’s behavior can be digitally programmed. For example, users can place the sun above physical objects to cast digital shadows, or place a planet that will start revolving based on simulated physical conditions.
ZeroN can remember how it has been moved. Physical motions of people can be collected in this medium to preserve and play them back indefinitely.
When the users move and release the ZeroN, it continues to float and starts to move along the same path.
This allows a unique, tangible record of a user’s physical presence and motion which will continue to exist even after the death of the person, ” Jinha Lee explains on his website.
Jinha Lee and his collegaues also believe that ZeroN could eventually be extended for the manipulation of holographic displays. When 3D display technologies mature in the future, levitated objects can be directly coupled with holographic images projected in the air.