Anti-Gravity “Myth-Busted”

Did anybody happen to see this episode of "Myth Busters" on the Discovery Channel that has aired a few times in the past week or so?  The hosts explore a couple of "anti gravity" devices, among them a "lifter" based on the "Byefield-Brown" effect (their mispronunciation, not mine).  Unfortunately, it was all a bit hard to follow, mixed as the story was among segments exploring the incendiary properties of Christmas tree lights.

The clip shown here excludes their actual experiments, which included placing a lifter in a vacuum and getting no lift.  Thus they conclude the "lifter" phenomenon is attributable entirely to "thrust."  But… is that really ALL there is to the lifers?  Hector… if you’re listening… got anything to add?

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6 Responses to Anti-Gravity “Myth-Busted”

  1. p says:

    Maybe I don’t understand the physics well enough, but don’t these two experiments show that ionic wind cannot be the cause of the lifter’s action?
    http://jlnlabs.imars.com/lifters/inthebox/index.htm

  2. Janoshek Miterski says:

    I sent a lot of antigravity material to the so called Discovery Channel about 4 years ago. Their programming person refused it.Instead they preferred to show crap like Monster Garage or American Chopper where they dont show you how to fix cars or motorcycles but build them while having constant arguments among themselves. Also they had a program where people built catapults and launched watermelons into a field. I dont consider that programming either entertaining nor educational. So I cancelled my cable. I think whats on cable is based on who knows who and nothing else.

  3. Janoshek Miterski says:

    Someone should bust the myth that mythbusters has any credence. In fact what they are is dense and belong on MTV.

  4. chris crosley says:

    This is the first time I’ve visited this site, but I saw this article and thought I’d comment.
    The design they used is from americainantigravity.com by Tim Ventura at http://paranormal.about.com/library/weekly/
    aa081902a.htm,
    “The Lifter is a “proof of concept” device for the validation of the Biefeld-Brown effect…”
    He has complete instructions for building and testing at: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/
    americanantigravity/

  5. Norbo Norebo says:

    Mythbusters once tried to prove or disprove that over 2000 years ago Archemedes, who invented the odometer and other things,set a roman ship on fire that was 100 feet away while attempting to attack the coast of sicily.He used concave mirrors. Mythbusters failed while using highly reflective glass mirrors to concentrate sunlight and declared it a myth. MIT heard about it and achieved good results using polished bronze plates like Archemedes used. The credibility of mythbusters is questionable.

  6. Paul S says:

    So, what you’re saying is, “somebody needs to bust the myth of the Myth Busters,” huh?

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