Fucking magnets, how do they work. Please tell me you get the reference..... if Not Google insane clown possie
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#6 - SilentRaver (10/11/2012) [-]
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#21 - razerdude ONLINE (10/11/2012) [-]
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#40 - naziyahtzee (10/11/2012) [+] (4 replies)
We were just studying this - The floating thing is a superconductor, which means that it can conduct anything with no resistance (metals would have atoms in the way, but this doesn't). Then, when put over a track of magnets, if you give it a push it will go around it, only being stopped by air resistance. It's "smoking" because superconductors will only work when they are extremely cold, which is why we don't use them for things such as trains...yet.   
That was probably quite patronising of me. OH WELL. I actually knew something!
We were just studying this - The floating thing is a superconductor, which means that it can conduct anything with no resistance (metals would have atoms in the way, but this doesn't). Then, when put over a track of magnets, if you give it a push it will go around it, only being stopped by air resistance. It's "smoking" because superconductors will only work when they are extremely cold, which is why we don't use them for things such as trains...yet.
That was probably quite patronising of me. OH WELL. I actually knew something!
#32 - grogovic (10/11/2012) [+] (2 replies)
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#8 - paralars (10/11/2012) [-]
yet another way I'd like to travel.
yet another way I'd like to travel.
#27 - allthesmalltits (10/11/2012) [-]
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#10 - crypticrumpet (10/11/2012) [-]
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#35 - amuter ONLINE (10/11/2012) [-]
Bitch please I m quantum LOCKED
#11 - nocta ONLINE (10/11/2012) [-]
User avatar #18 - TheMather ONLINE (10/11/2012) [-]
That works because the molecular structure of the metal aligns itself to the magnetic field of the static magnets when superconductive, meaning it gets locked in place relative to the magnetic field until manually moved. Since the magnetic field here is equal along a path, that means the superconductive piece of metal is free to move parallel to it, but not in any other direction.
#12 - antigravitycake (10/11/2012) [+] (1 reply)
youtube "Controlled Quantum Levitation on a Wipe'Out Track" thank me later.
#2 - lincolnpenis ONLINE (10/10/2012) [+] (1 reply)
This is happening.
#39 - kanatana (10/11/2012) [-]
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User avatar #23 - zraven (10/11/2012) [+] (4 replies)
Or, we could NOT look up Insane Clown Posse, because of them sucking and all.
User avatar #3 - chrolt (10/10/2012) [+] (1 reply)
I can't wait for when they make those things leap.
User avatar #7 to #3 - bleachedpheather (10/11/2012) [-]
i cant wait till they continue this research and bring us the hover boards in 2015 we were promised
User avatar #1 - tmmeh (10/10/2012) [-]
Soon. Hooverboards.
#49 - koneella (10/11/2012) [+] (10 replies)
that is not a magnet, that is an electric field. Bosen-Einstein theory: If a thing will get enough close to 0 Kelvin, the quantums will change their movement. And that will do interesting things to items, AMONGST LEVITATION ON ELECTRIC FIELDS
User avatar #50 to #49 - Theyneverknow (10/11/2012) [-]
It's a superconductor wrapped in copper and dipped in liquid nitrogen, it floats above magnets freely. Google this **** , you're confusing it with something else.
User avatar #26 - tomooose (10/11/2012) [-]
Room temperature superconductors will be THE ABSOLUTE **** . I give it 10 years.
#4 - orendil (10/11/2012) [-]
Kept thinking about the Starcraft 2 Mothership.
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