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Demo of quantum levation

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Demo of quantum levation

<a href="http://thisiscolossal.com/2011/10/quantum-levitation/">here</a>
Looks like fun  Cheesy
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Re: Demo of quantum levation

That is unreal Shocked
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Re: Demo of quantum levation

That is really cool I have to say.
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Re: Demo of quantum levation

what got me was that the floater had been cooled with liquid nitrogen, and he was handling it with bare hands, I have worked with liquid nitrogen, and no way
not quite the came, but I would think it was the early 60's we had a demo under wraps of a model train running under similar levitation, but its angle was fixed
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Re: Demo of quantum levation

this is what I was thinking about  -MAGLEV  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maglev
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Re: Demo of quantum levation

Thats what I wondered when I saw it, it looks like it is frozen since it is dropping off gas (liquid co2?) but he is handling it bare handed.
But even so multi angle and no power to hold it in place  Smiley
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Re: Demo of quantum levation

and when they figure out how to do it at room temperature...
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Re: Demo of quantum levation

Jim Al-Khalili in tonight's Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity on BBC Four made little of this effect while waving a small magnet around  though he did go on to show its power by standing on an unsupported giant magnet.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00kjqcv/Shock_and_Awe_The_Story_of_Electricity_Revelations_and...