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Real Levitation using static electricity. Levitating Orb Science Experiment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9toZ3fwzv_o
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Real Levitation using heavy gases. (Xenon or Sulfur Hexafluoride)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3EX0vEfFKU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjCmwuGKR6g
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Magnetic Levitation: The most beautiful magic object I have ever seen is the Levitating Light Bulb of Jeff Lieberman.

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I like the way waso thinks. I can also see some VERY interesting uses for ferrofluid. The stuff looks genuinely freaky... and alive...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpI4EiGACo8&feature=related
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For Science patter I have a Gypsy Thread that talks about String Theory. It's accurate and entertaining if performed for the right audience.

For actual Science I perform a Rice in Vase suspension from a Chop Stick. The rice makes a sort of pin clutch. Although the audience doesn't know how it works I find it very interesting. Does it count if the audience doesn't know it's based on science?

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Lenz's Law. Cheap and simple. Drop a small supermagnet down an aluminium or copper pipe(or any non ferromagnetic metal). It will fall very slowly due to induced currents in the pipe. I have holes drilled in mine so you can see it on its way down. Have a duplicate of the magnet that is not magnetic (e.g. piece of brass or steel) and perform switch so that it falls fast for the spectator but slow upon your command.
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Also, "Newton's nightmare" is an astonishing trick.
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This topic is of profound interest to me. As many of you know during the late 18th century and in to the early 20th century many effect that are still in use today were based upon science experiments. These experiments were translated or applied to the principles of deception. I have been studying this aspect of the magical art for many years now and only as of recent published Ideas for Mentalism Number 1. In this work I have applied basic science experiments to the art of Mentalism with out all of the technical jargon.

Among my favorite science turned mentalist, are the PK effects. These effects utilize the science of magnetism. These effects began with the spiritualist movement over a century ago and it was not till the 1940-1950 we began to see new application of the PK principles a wider use.

Each and every year I see new effects hit the market place using science as a fundamental base for the creation of magic. This is why this topic is of interest to me, using science to create or form an idea, then applying that thought to a performance and creating an entertaining effect that will in some cases baffle even the most knowledgeable among us. Since the methods are scientific and happen naturally as a result of real forces of Physics. The methodology is right in front of the audience (in some cases) and never seen.

In a science based experiment I look only for a few things.

1. Can this experiment be translated to magic or Mentalism?
2. Will it have an impact upon the audience?
3. Can the science behind the effect be done easily?
4. Can it be done with simple or easy to find objects?

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On 2008-07-19 03:41, Algebra2 wrote:
My list for best "science" based tricks-
Lubor Fiedler's trick with a wine glass using chemical for spook effect
Don Hauss clever new Flow trick
Can anyone else provide their best "science" based magic effects using chemicals,optical ilusions, etc. Thanks.

Have you ever been able to actually do this trick? I've tried with what little explanation he gives in the dvd but the glass won't move. Tried several different glasses.
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On 2010-06-03 23:04, crashbang1969 wrote:
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On 2008-07-19 03:41, Algebra2 wrote:

My list for best "science" based tricks-
Lubor Fiedler's trick with a wine glass using chemical for spook effect
Don Hauss clever new Flow trick
Can anyone else provide their best "science" based magic effects using chemicals,optical ilusions, etc. Thanks.


Have you ever been able to actually do this trick? I've tried with what little explanation he gives in the dvd but the glass won't move. Tried several different glasses.


You might like to check THIS post. Smile Smile

Enjoy!

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Pixie Glass (Abbotts) and Uncanny Can (Warren Stephens) come to mind
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Healed and Sealed, Slush Powder.
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Though some trickery is used, the Burnt Ribbon/Floating Ashes/Restored Ribbon a beautiful effect.
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Shrinking head illisioun, (optical ilssioun)
Lenz law, (magatisum)
Red cabage acid indacater (Chemical reactions)
Bianary nubers, (Matmatics)

These four are great tricks. put together rikgth you have a good magic science science magic show.
Enjoy your magic,

and let others enjoy it as well!
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On 2009-12-04 20:07, MagicMatthews wrote:
Lenz's Law. Cheap and simple. Drop a small supermagnet down an aluminium or copper pipe(or any non ferromagnetic metal). It will fall very slowly due to induced currents in the pipe. I have holes drilled in mine so you can see it on its way down. Have a duplicate of the magnet that is not magnetic (e.g. piece of brass or steel) and perform switch so that it falls fast for the spectator but slow upon your command.


This would be very cool if the pipe was made of electroconductive glass or clear plastic. Is there such a thing?

Mike
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On 2009-06-10 21:29, funsway wrote:
The one I have had the greatest success with is knowledge that everyone can detect chnages in the magnetic field around them if you condition their perceptions. Have a person sit in a chair and stare straight ahead. Take a sharp metal onject like a bar-b-q skewer and thin knife and slowly bring it to about 2" from his/her eyes. You will get his attention -- everyone has a fear of being blinded. Now have him close his eyes with instructions to say "stop" whenever he sense the point exactly 2" from his head. Try it from different angles of approach. If htere is no response, withdraw and try again. You should get at least 90% accuracy. Of course, congratulate the subject on his amazing power.


Sounds dangerous.

But still kinda cool in an extreme kinda way... Smile

Thanks.
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On 2008-07-19 17:32, chmara wrote:
Psychic Readings -- based upon evolution.


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Water to wine.
Jesus was badass magician. Legend still lives.
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Here is my stage size Lenz Law: http://youtu.be/8QG-u4Pr8Cw
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