The amphibious creatures that are loved by some and rejected by others are known for hopping around and croaking in the wild. However, is it possible for one of these little creatures to levitate? Is it possible for anything to levitate in real life?
Fact: Frogs can levitate in a strong magnetic field.
Frogs, much like everything else, are made up of millions and billions of atoms. Each of these atoms contains electrons that zoom around their central nuclear central nucleus, but when atoms are in a magnetic field, the electrons shift their orbits lately. The shift gives each atom their own magnetic field, so in a frog is put in a very strong magnetic field, it is essentially made up of a lot of tiny magnets. And there's nothing special about frogs, all materials are diamagnetic to some extent but some are more convenient to levitate than others.
They are considered convenient because they can fit inside an electromagnet. More specifically a better electromagnet, which uses a very large electric current to create an outrageously strong magnetic field, which magnetizes the frog in such a way that it is pushed up in the opposite direction to the applied field. This meaning the frog is pushed up from a region of a high magnetic field into one of the lower which therefore equals levitation.
But what matters about Frogs?
Well, similar frogs, humans are roughly 2/3 water as well, so if one had a big enough better electromagnet, and human could levitate as well.
Human levitation could benefit the human population in ways that are not yet easily seen. The fact that astronauts use weightlessness to prepare to go into the depths of space can be used as a model to foresee an event that has not yet occurred. The fact that humans can now figure out how to levitate gives us something to look forward to in the future that is not yet known.
The fact that humans know much about electric fields gives new opportunities a chance to awaken in blossom into new and more efficient ideas to better humankind as a whole rather than just one person.
Now for those of you who aren't physicist electric field is defined as the electric force per unit charge. The direction of the field is taking to be the direction of the force it would exert in a positive test charge. The electric field is radially outward from a positive charge and runs radially in toward a negative point charge. Or in simple terms and an electric field is the new news about force created by the attraction and repulsion of electrical charges and is measured in volts per meter which also coincides with the intensity of the electric field increases with distance from the field source
Are there side effects? Like radiation, cancer, illnesses?
None so far. “None of the frogs that have taken part in the diamagnetic levitation experiments have experienced any adverse effects, which bodes well for any future human guinea pigs.” Says the institute of physics.
Am I credible?
Check for yourself:
- Physics, I. O. (n.d.). Frogs Levitate in a strong enough magnetic field. Retrieved April 08, 2017, from http://www.physics.org/facts/frog.asp
- Electric Field. (n.d.). Retrieved April 08, 2017, from http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/elefie.html
- G. (n.d.). Glossary: Electric field. Retrieved April 08, 2017, from http://www.greenfacts.org/glossary/def/electric-field.htm