A Canadian inventor, John Hutchison, experimented and discovered - “a highly-anomalous electromagnetic effect which causes the jellification of metals, spontaneous levitation of common substances, and other effects.”
As controversial as his supposed findings are, there is a large body of naysayers who remark that this was all a hoax, that Hutchison knew just enough about physics to pull one over on the public.
Videos abound of his experiments of twisting metals, turning them into a liquid-like form, and even levitating 70-pound cannonballs.
Sadly, if there is any validity to his experiments, it would appear that no universities or governments are experimenting with it (that we know of).
Here is John's YouTube Channel.