Microgravity researchers at NASA have used a superconducting magnet that generated a field powerful enough to levitate the water inside a mouse, effectively simulating weightlessness for the rodent, right here on earth! The first floating mouse didn’t seem very happy about the ordeal, so subsequent tests involved sedating the test mice. As should be expected, the doped up mice had a much better time floating around.
The research is intended to study the effects of weightlessness on bone density, and to find ways to counter the negative effects of prolonged low-gravity on the human body. No word yet on when human beings will be floated around as part of this research.
Via TG Daily.