Andre Geim levitates a frog

While working at Radboud University in Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Prof. Andre Geim carried out an experiment that many might consider crazy. He poured water into the hollow centre of a powerful, high field magnet. To his surprise it levitated. And it wasn’t just water that defied gravity – cheese, strawberries and even a frog was levitated because of a phenomenon known as diamagnetism.

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