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Antigravity pump lifts water upwards with no power source

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Carrying liquids up a hill usually involves a pump, or a lot of buckets. But now it seems water can do some of the heavy lifting itself.

Kesong Liu of Beihang University in Beijing, China, and his colleagues have developed a way to lift water with no need for an external source of energy. Although the technique only works over short distances at the moment, it could be useful for microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices that shift small amounts of water around to analyse diseases.

Key to the technique is a copper mesh treated with an alkali solution to create microscopic pockets on its surface, making it water-repellent, or superhydrophobic. The team placed this mesh at the bottom of a vertical plastic pipe with a right-angle joint at the top, which was filled with a small amount of water.

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Time to call in Tommie Copper! lol.

Consider that you can actually do a better job with a water filled pressurized
tank of any size. And with a minimul requirement to shift such small amounts
of water around, this pressurized water filled tank will last forever... both water
and pressure!

You can also do the same thing with solar power from the sun in place of
pressurizing the water tank. The slight rise in temperture will expand the
water also causing it to flow uphill.

The idea in the video sounds like a wonderfull discovery, but I think over
time, the novelty will wear off just like everything else, unless they find a
way to move larger amounts of water uphill.

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Time to call in Tommie Copper! lol.

Consider that you can actually do a better job with a water filled pressurized
tank of any size. And with a minimul requirement to shift such small amounts
of water around, this pressurized water filled tank will last forever... both water
and pressure!

You can also do the same thing with solar power from the sun in place of
pressurizing the water tank. The slight rise in temperture will expand the
water also causing it to flow uphill.

The idea in the video sounds like a wonderfull discovery, but I think over
time, the novelty will wear off just like everything else, unless they find a
way to move larger amounts of water uphill.

​Sounds like they're focusing on the small scale.

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​Sounds like they're focusing on the small scale.

Yes, I know, but what I was putting forth, you can also at least regulate
the desired flow/flows needed. That might not be possible with the anti-
gravity device.

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A ram pump has done the same thing since the days of the pyramids

​Dito dude, you're right, and I overlooked that one.

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