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Self-promo: My article on antigravity “Lifters” in current issue of Wired

It’s made of tinfoil and wire, it has no moving parts — yet when you shove 20,000 volts into a “Lifter”, it levitates and hovers like a UFO. Check out the current issue of Wired, where I wrote a feature about the mystery as to how Lifters fly — which took me all the way to NASA down in Alabama, where scientists are experimenting with this weird new technology. The story is online here, but if you buy the issue of Wired itself, it comes with a funky graphical how-to guide on building your own Lifter!

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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