RE: Design Problem

From: Toby Gill (
Date: Fri Feb 28 2003 - 16:35:08 EET


It could work !!!!
I once read on the bbc technology website an article on an anti gravity
device being investigated for use on aeroplanes to make them defy gravity.
In brief it was allegedly found that an object above a super conducting
ceramic disc rotating over powerful magnets lost weight. This could be a
possible solution to the problem though I am unaware of how far this
development has moved on since July 2002.
In an amusing twist the programme at Boeing was codenamed project Grasp!
Toby Gill

University of Liverpool
Rapid prototyping Centre
3 Brownlow Street
L69 3GL

tel. 44 (0) 151 794 8329
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 : []On Behalf Of
Rhys Morgan
Sent: 28 February 2003 13:56
Subject: Design Problem

  Dear RMPL

  I need some help.
  I've been asked for some advice on a design problem and I'm having some
trouble thinking of ideas.
  A prosthetist/orthotist friend of mine saw a patient yesterday with
swollen testicles. When the patient arrived at the hospital they wieghed one
hundred and forty pounds (64Kg) but since removing a lot of the fluid
they've managed to bring the weight down to 84lb (34Kg).

  Now the pateient seems fairly comfortable with this, but as you can
imagine, he's having trouble getting about. These big boys are 1.5metres in
circumference, apparently they look like a very large ham!
  My orthotist friend has to design some kind of harness to support these
fellas so the patient can get around.
  We thought of a carrier bag and braces (suspenders for all you Yanks) but
then 84lb is a hell of a lot of weight on the shoulders.
  Next idea was a supermarket trolley, it could even be sponsered by Walmart
or something!
  If anyone has any good ideas, I look forward to hearing them

  Rhys Morgan
  Rapid Manufacturing Research
  Manufacturing Science and Engineering Research Centre
  The University of Liverpool,
  Liverpool, UK
  L69 3GH

  Tel:+44 (0)151 794 4905
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