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Levitation becomes reality

Using a magnetic control system, MIT researchers have learned to levitate and actuate matter in a three dimensional space.

"I think there is something fundamental behind motivations to liberate physical matter from gravity and enable control. The motivation has existed as a shared dream amongst humans for millennia. It is an idea found in mythologies, desired by alchemists, and visualized in Science Fiction movies. I have aspired to create a space where we can experience a glimpse of this future. A space where materials are free from gravitational constraints and controllable through computing technologies. ZeroN is about liberating materials from the constraints of space and time by blending the physical and digital world," wrote MIT researcher Jinha Lee.

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