Watch As Scientists Levitate Objects With Incredible Sound Wave Technology: VIDEO


Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created sound wave technology powerful enough to levitate small objects in three dimensions, and the resultant images are fascinating. Using four sets of speakers aimed directly at each other, the scientists are able to create an "ultrasonic focal point" and move small, bead-like particles around in the air. Though levitation via sound waves has been achieved before, this research ups the ante by allowing the particles to move up and down, side to side, and at different angles, their varied movement dictated by shifts in the output of each speaker set. 

Check out an informative, awesome video of the levitating action, AFTER THE JUMP...