The world’s first levitating cocktail – that drinkers LICK out of the air

The Levitron machine produces supersonic sound
waves – a frequency undetectable by the human ear –
which is much more powerful than conventional
sound.
Sonic waves bounce off a reflective surface to create
waves in a figure of eight shape, creating pockets of
low pressure – called nodes – where the liquid can be
held.
The cocktail mix is dropped or sprayed into the
levitating field, and can be licked out by drinkers.
Entrepreneur Charlie developed the Levitron
machine with Professor Bruce Drinkwater of Bristol
University and he now hopes to develop a
commercially-available product.
It takes two hours to set up the cocktail machine,
which cost £30,000 to develop.
Charlie, who runs Bristol-based firm Lick Me I’m
Delicious, said: “We’ll need to bring that down
obviously, but it’s brilliant.
“It is part of our contactless cutlery project. Next we’d
like to have levitating popcorn.”
Prof Drinkwater, a professor of ultrasonics, added:
“Sound waves, even in the form of your voice have an
inherent amount of power.
“The Levitron uses very powerful sound waves in the
ultrasonic spectrum which crucially are beyond the
range of human hearing, otherwise it would seriously
damage your ears when the machine was switched
on.”
Charlie’s experimental company shot to fame by
making glow-in-the-dark ice cream.

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