Science: The Trouble with Gravity

Lots of people, including Einstein (see above), talk about gravity, the restraining force which makes people walk on floors instead of floating in midair. What worries Roger Babson, 74, economic oracle and head of the Babson Institute, is that no one does anything about it.

These days Babson is doing something about it. Last week his Gravity Research Foundation of New Boston, N.H. awarded three prizes for the best essays on doing away with gravity. What Babson is after is an "antigravity screen" to insulate heavy objects from the pull of the gravity-causing earth....

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