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Does anyone have info about using soundwaves for levatation



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Since sound waves are pressure waves in the air (or any medium) this is pretty much the way a hovercraft works. Though it is not usually thought of that way. I have never heard of sound being used for levitation any other way though.

Arthur Smith



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