Inquiring minds: What is a Schauberger repulsine?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.

Q.  What is a Schauberger repulsine?

A.  About the most that can be agreed upon is that Viktor Schauberger was an Austrian scientist who lived from 1885 to 1958.  After that, it depends on who you ask. Schauberger’s supporters claim that he invented an “anti-gravity machine” known as the “repulsine,” which can defeat the laws of gravity and nullify the force of attraction between physical bodies. With its unmistakable resemblance to a flying saucer, the repulsine is a natural magnet for sensational and enthusiastic speculation among its fans.
More conventional scientists remain skeptical.
If you’d like to judge for yourself, you can find many highly creative drawings of the repulsine on the Internet by searching for the word in Google Images.

Do you have a question for the staff at the Roseville Library? You can call them at 628-6803 or ask your question in person at the Information Desk, Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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