Quantum Levitation

The awesome capabilities of superconductors and magnets as demonstrated in this video by Tel-Aviv University.

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+57 1. Oddi commented 10 years ago

omg! thats pure blasphemy! Dark magic! O:)
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+1 2. gazh commented 10 years ago

fascinating. I want to do this with my beers; super cold and right there when you need it!
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+50 3. datastreamdude commented 10 years ago

right, when will my hover board be ready.
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+8 4. mmmendal commented 10 years ago

Wish we had videos like this in my science classes instead of lame concept drawings in our old textbooks.
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+3 5. ImprsdBySmartVid commented 10 years ago

When electricity was discovered, it was only a curiosity like this 'Supraconductivity Quantum Levitation'.

What will be the future current life applications of this discovery, I cannot imagine now... Maybe there is some other discoveries to make to associate with this, leading to ultra effective transportation?
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+3 6. Jahoo commented 10 years ago

#5 soon all trains will run on liquid nitrogen.
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+4 7. jtoya85 commented 10 years ago

#3 hover board? where is my hover car?
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0 8. theWatcherAlpha commented 10 years ago

#3 Wait until we're get superconduction at room temperature. The one in the video is likely liquid nitrogen cooled which means it is around 77K (-196°C; -321°F). Also from wiki: "April 1911 - Kamerlingh Onnes discovers superconductivity...As of 2009, the highest-temperature superconductor (at ambient pressure) is mercury barium calcium copper oxide (HgBa2Ca2Cu3Ox), at 135 K and is held by a cuprate-perovskite material, which possibly reaches 164 K under high pressure." After a century, superconductivity is still very much a mystery T.T
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+3 9. agentreeko commented 10 years ago

imagine that being explained in 13th century to the inquisition... instant death!
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0 10. Or3n commented 10 years ago

looks awesomeeeee go israel! =D
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+1 11. srsparks commented 10 years ago

That's got the wow factor vote. Maybe this is how flying saucers work, using the earth's magnetic field. This is just the beginning!
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0 12. Dennyboy commented 10 years ago

I want one! :D
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+4 13. desertstorm commented 10 years ago

A scientist with years of studying hard behind his back, tons of experience, and supposedly a well developed common sense handles a piece of matter frozen with liquid nitrogen (-196°C; -321°F) without even rubber gloves on? :) Well...
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+4 14. h8isgr8 commented 10 years ago

#13 It's covered with a layer of frozen condesation that acts as an insulator. Still cold, but not liquid nitrogen cold.
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+1 15. desertstorm commented 10 years ago

#14 That explains, why he doesn't get instant frostbites, (like if one was to put his hand into a bowl with liquid nitrogen for an instant and quickly remove it nothing would happen to it) but it does not explain the overall attitude. After all, isn't it scientists, who should be the first to follow safety rules they create themselves like "handle dry ice (which is not nearly as cold as liquid nitrogen) with extreme caution and rubber gloves on"? :)

Still, an amazing demonstration of superconductivity! :)
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0 16. Alucard commented 10 years ago

LOL at "Keva"(mother) 0:35