Magnetic levitation - MagLev

Suspending a superconducting disc above or below a set of permanent magnets. The magnetic field is locked inside the superconductor ; a phenomenon called 'Quantum Trapping'.
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#1 - UNIQUELOL (05/31/2012) [+] (1 reply)
Alien ships always smoke like that.
#26 - patchesdacrazy (05/31/2012) [+] (1 reply)
Soon...
User avatar #28 - evilinc (05/31/2012) [+] (2 replies)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it isn't TRULY frictionless. There is still friction from air resistance, just not from the friction between disc and track. Also, not to burst the bubbles of "HOVER CAR" hopefuls, the conductor needs to be super cooled by liquid Nitrogen to work, and the disc also had a sapphire crystal, which, I believe would be vastly expensive to make a car out of.
User avatar #13 - alexianary (05/31/2012) [-]
All I could think of were hover cars. Everywhere.
#33 - alixxincrypted (05/31/2012) [-]
i didn;t understand a single thing in this video.. but i feel smarter.
#15 - stripeygreenhat (05/31/2012) [-]
Because **** gravity.
User avatar #3 - darthsanti (05/31/2012) [+] (1 reply)
min 3:36---> RULE 34
#42 - quantumlegend (06/01/2012) [-]
I ain't gotta explain 						****
I ain't gotta explain ****
#41 - darkvengence (05/31/2012) [-]
this is ewhy i love SCIENCE
#36 - alchemicfreak (05/31/2012) [-]
that is ******* epic.
User avatar #35 - TheOriginalNerd (05/31/2012) [-]
but it needs to be super ******* cold and is impractical at the moment
#24 - anonymous (05/31/2012) [-]
Now try it at room temperature without cooling the super conductor.
User avatar #21 - hellofastorm (05/31/2012) [-]
Now make MagLev cars. BOOM. Millionaire aahah
#18 - anonymous (05/31/2012) [-]
jimmy neutron!!!
#17 - dubsteq (05/31/2012) [+] (1 reply)
MINDFREAK.

MFW when it runs frictionless.
User avatar #14 - Tazdingo (05/31/2012) [+] (1 reply)
nothing new here tbh, the japanese have been using maglev trains for quite a while, i remember learning about those about 4-5 years ago in a schoolbook but even today it still sounds like science fiction when i think about it...
#11 - snoboardkid (05/31/2012) [+] (1 reply)
if you put that disc on the track in a vacuum, would it just never stop going around since there is no friction or air resistance?
#10 - snoboardkid (05/31/2012) [-]
when the dude switched the position and it stuck like that....
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