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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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Submitted: 05/30/2012
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User avatar #43 - pengish (06/03/2012) [-]
get millions of these plus mini rockets and magnet info structure . make revolutionary transportation system. take that oil companies
#42 - quantumlegend ONLINE (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
#33 - alixxincrypted (05/31/2012) [-]
i didn;t understand a single thing in this video.. but i feel smarter.
User avatar #28 - evilinc (05/31/2012) [-]
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 #29 to #28 - mistressluna (05/31/2012) [-]
Yeah they would have to streamline the hovercraft as best they could to make it almost frictionless
User avatar #30 to #29 - evilinc (05/31/2012) [-]
Exactly
#26 - patchesdacrazy (05/31/2012) [-]
Soon...
#24 - anonymous (05/31/2012) [-]
Now try it at room temperature without cooling the super conductor.
User avatar #22 - sanshi (05/31/2012) [-]
**sanshi rolls 501** If trips, we make a giant one... and fool everyone it's a UFO
#39 to #22 - penguinlife (05/31/2012) [-]
**penguinlife rolls 0,185** quads and we do it anyway.
User avatar #23 to #22 - pitabread (05/31/2012) [-]
**pitabread rolls 832**
User avatar #25 to #23 - xxkelevraxx (05/31/2012) [-]
**xxkelevraxx rolls 971**
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) [-]
MINDFREAK.

MFW when it runs frictionless.
User avatar #27 to #17 - mascher (05/31/2012) [-]
it's not because of air friction. and in high speeds when you try to make electricity out of it, it is very important to include it
#15 - stripeygreenhat (05/31/2012) [-]
Because **** gravity.
User avatar #14 - Tazdingo ONLINE (05/31/2012) [-]
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...
User avatar #16 to #14 - AcidFlux (05/31/2012) [-]
This is different from 'standard' maglev systems. But I get your point.
User avatar #13 - alexianary (05/31/2012) [-]
All I could think of were hover cars. Everywhere.
#11 - snoboardkid (05/31/2012) [-]
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?
User avatar #12 to #11 - anttumi (05/31/2012) [-]
The magnets magnetism would end at some point. But it would take quite a while.
#10 - snoboardkid (05/31/2012) [-]
when the dude switched the position and it stuck like that....
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