The days of true weightlessness on earth are drawing ever closer. NASA has created an anti-gravity field! …just it only works on mice for now. In the picture below, mouse b is floating without the use of anything but magnets – yes magnets.
It turns out superconducting magnets can repel water without almost absolute-zero temperatures. The scale so far is only big enough to levitate small creatures though. Mice, not being the brightest creatures in the world though aren’t sure what to do in this situation, apparently the “first mouse actually kicked around and started to spin, and without friction, it could spin faster and faster” according to one of the researchers. That would make for an amusing party trick though.
Few more years though and those hoverboards from Back to the Future may just become a reality, that or we’ll all be spinning around in circles in the air wondering how the hell to get down.