T.A. Nasir
That is ridiculous .....!! It almost makes me sick with excitement. Strange I know ...
Michael Carrasco
Holly cow...this is amazing....future flying cars...
The world truly needs flying beer delivery trucks! Interesting effect though. It took very little effort to change it\'s position though, so there is no apparent lifting effect, more of a holding effect.
Wow...I have to admit...this is pretty amazing!
What\'s so new about this? Levitation by Meissner Effect has been demonstrated much the same way for a long time now.
Charles Bosse
Being able to lock the superconductor is cool, but I don\'t know if it would actually be useful for levitation on a large scale. Can this support much downward force before coasting downward.
Maw-Kuen Wu working from Georg Bednorz and Karl Muller's discovery made a yttrium barium copper oxide superconductor in 1987 that worked at liquid nitrogen temperatures. It is easy to duplicate, and a few engineers and I did the same in our laboratory the following year. We cooled the YBCO puck in LN2 and floated magnets above it. Why did it take these guys 20 years to duplicate the experiment? All you need are some basic materials, a huge press and a kiln.
Since it will not support much wieght (since it is so easy to shift position) the only use I can see for this right now would be for a navigation system in crowed locations like a train yard, or computer controlled parking stackers. How much super conductor would be needed to float a car or a bus? How much does the effect change with distance? Other than use as a frictionless bearing, what other use does this have?
Ahmet Yüzügüler
How can he touch the puck if it is -185ºC ?
Michelene Santos
Amazing! How can you cool that \"puck\" without subjecting it to liquid nitrogen is the trick. If you can do that then flying cars around the earth\'s magnetic field would be a reality in the future and you won\'t be needing gasoline for it. Although there is already existing prototype made by Urban in Israel about a levitating vehicle but does not use this method.