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World's First Levitating Food: Heinz Caprese Salad and Acoustic Levitation

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Published on May 4, 2013

Food Levitation Using Acoustic Levitation (HD)

Two years ago I started a project to make the world's first levitating food from, of all things, Heinz Ketchup. I have filled sheets of ketchup "leather" with helium, and tried to float a crystallized ketchup boat in a tank of octafluorocyclobutane (C4F8), a super dense gas. Finally, three months ago I saw the video from the Argonne National Laboratory of acoustically levitated water droplets, and nothing to lose, I called the scientist in the video. Miraculously, was invited out to Materials Development Inc. in Evanston, IL, where the acoustic levitation devices are made.

Here is the world's first levitating food:
Caprese Salad (Top to Bottom)

Basil Oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Crystallized Ketchup Box with Mozzarella Inside
Salt

When I first began the project, I came across an article stating that levitating food on Earth is "impossible." Sometimes, the impossible is just a challenge.

Kris Bronner, 18 Years Old.

Special thanks to Richard Weber at MDI (matsdev.com) and the team.
Jonathan Butler (Advisor)
Chris Benmore at Argonne National Laboratory
Parents (Supported thousands of ketchup sheets taking over the house)
Title made by UNIQUEfx

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