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Imagine a bunch of Balloons say with 10 lbs helium, 20 lbs, etc...perhaps the high number on the baloon. and a rope with a carabiner or some fastening device.
Clip them on to reduce the weight of objects when repetitively moving heavy objects.
Example 1: bricklaying 80 lb stone blocks. Clip on
70 lbs. of balloon counterweights so that they are like moving 10 lb. blocks into position all day.
Example 2: Carrying a 50 lb package three blocks... clip on 40 lbs. of antiweights.
Whatever is to be lifted, apply just enough counterweight to lighten it to the point of being effortlessly moved around.
I know the balloons would have to be much bigger than the standard ones to generate significant upward force.
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||Even if you can reduce their weight to zero, they will still have inertial mass. Your 80lb stone block could effortlessly dismantle your knee if you got in its way.
||I can't spel in the middle of the night.
||//Even if you can reduce their weight to zero, they will still have inertial mass.//
||That would depend upon the "context". Inside a closed automobile, for example, a helium balloon will behave as though it has negative mass (when accelerating forward, for example, the balloon will move to the front of the car--traveling faster than the car itself). This happens because the balloon has less mass than the air in the car; the air doesn't accelerate as fast as the car or the balloon, so the air in the back of the car pushes the balloon forward.
||That having been said, the amount of air displacement required to lift even 50lb is so huge that on a windy day air drag would be a far bigger hazard than inertia.
||// Well, you could compress the helium, then it would take up less space... //
||Can I fishbone an annotation?
||The helium is there only to keep the balloon inflated and huge (without weighing as much as that volume of air). It's the size which produces buoyancy - helium doesn't have any special anti-gravity properties. Compress it and you'll just have a heavy gas tank.
||[M_rm], you are
||On to the idea,
using this while
attached to the
weight. I can
move 50 lbs
50lbs of lift
would be really