Can a photonic Magnet be made?

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Can a photonic Magnet be made?
« on: 08/03/2015 03:37:17 »
The Creation Of A New Type Of Magnetism

~The Photon Magnet~

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Re: Can a photonic Magnet be made?
« Reply #1 on: 08/03/2015 05:46:39 »
It is possible to levitate objects with magnetism.

It is also possible to levitate objects with light.

One difference is that a static magnetic field will remain around its source, and decays rapidly with distance.
While light (or any electromagnetic wave) will propagate away "to infinity" (if it doesn't run into anything in its journey), and the individual photon will remain just as energetic (when viewed in the frame of reference of the source).