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Physicist Turning Aladdin's Vehicle Into Reality

By: Victoria Tremlin - Published: Jan 7, 2008 • References: telegraph
The mythical, magic carpet method of travel may become reality as a mathematician works on solving the clues to levitation. Although Professor Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts has only proven he can float an object the size of a bank note, he believes his work can continue in order to innovate a man-carrying carpet.

In a report recently published by The Nature journal, the professor explains that the concept works on vibration and is compared to the actions of a sting wray. The new discover may also lead to new technology, machinery or even toys with levitating parts.

If it can evolve into more stylish alternatives to the traditional Arabian rug, this could be the new trend in travel.