Amazing Discovery With Magnets

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+23 1. Urihep commented 10 years ago

Magnets sort of attracts my interest.
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+27 2. beerholder commented 10 years ago

but can you hold it into the air?
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+7 3. martintanevski commented 10 years ago
He has a youtube channel about toys if anyone is interested
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+6 4. Burimi commented 10 years ago

I think I'm some kind of magnet, since the female find me repulsive :'( ,
but when they see my car they find me attractive :D
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+5 5. blue_alien commented 10 years ago

This looks kinda like a quantum locking. Neat!
F**k superconductors, magnetic systems is the future! :)
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+7 6. kirkelicious commented 10 years ago

Explanation: The magnetic force is proportional to 1/distance. If you have a strong magnet at a greater distance and a nearer but weaker oposite one, there is a distance where both forces cancel out. Another factor that enhances the effect, is that the directions of the force-vectors of the outer ring change with decreasing distance (they kinda split up in opposite directions), further weakening the combined pulling force. Simple physics/mechanics ;).
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+4 7. LightAng3l commented 10 years ago

If you hold it in the air and towards the ground... would it levitate???
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+6 8. Pyranthos commented 10 years ago

#7, I'd imagine without some kind of stabilizing force, such as the table, it would simply flip then stick to the center magnet in a off-center position, possibly tilted at an angle away from the smaller magnets near that edge. I could be wrong, but from my limited experience with magnets, they are prone to flip and align polarities.
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0 9. tiggfigg commented 10 years ago

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+2 10. drsilver commented 10 years ago

I wonder if this could be applied (or already is applied) to magnetic levitation trains?