Quantum Levitation

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    Jan 01, 2013 12:04 AM GMT


    that... was the coolest thing I've seen all year. Damn!
  • mybud

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    Jan 01, 2013 2:27 AM GMT
    I agree....
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    Jan 01, 2013 3:02 AM GMT
    ya, wow.

    on that web page there's also this, showing how the disc is made...

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    Jan 01, 2013 4:05 AM GMT
    This is not new. I saw similar demonstrations in the 1950s.
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    Jan 02, 2013 7:00 AM GMT
    can you imagine the benefits this could have in a medical field. burn patients could be hovered above their beds and give them more comfort instead of having to lie down on top of their burns
  • Kel_

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    Jan 02, 2013 7:02 AM GMT
    jocks_and_socks saidcan you imagine the benefits this could have in a medical field. burn patients could be hovered above their beds and give them more comfort instead of having to lie down on top of their burns


    You do know that they would have to be encased in a liquid nitrogen, right? That's what the superconductor is about.
    That would basically freeze-burn them to death.
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    Jan 02, 2013 7:06 AM GMT
    Kel_ said
    jocks_and_socks saidcan you imagine the benefits this could have in a medical field. burn patients could be hovered above their beds and give them more comfort instead of having to lie down on top of their burns


    You do know that they would have to be encased in a liquid nitrogen, right? That's what the superconductor is about.
    That would basically freeze-burn them to death.
    lol oh yes, didn't think about that. over time i'm sure they'll find a way to evolve the idea to remove that bit.
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    Jan 02, 2013 7:09 AM GMT
    jocks_and_socks said
    Kel_ said
    jocks_and_socks saidcan you imagine the benefits this could have in a medical field. burn patients could be hovered above their beds and give them more comfort instead of having to lie down on top of their burns


    You do know that they would have to be encased in a liquid nitrogen, right? That's what the superconductor is about.
    That would basically freeze-burn them to death.
    lol oh yes, didn't think about that. over time i'm sure they'll find a way to evolve the idea to remove that bit.


    Science just needs to hurry up with the advance of technology. I just want my hovercar icon_sad.gif
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Jan 02, 2013 7:29 AM GMT
    Wow, that is really cool even if they were doing it in the 1950's.
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    Jan 02, 2013 12:33 PM GMT
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meissner_effect
    The German physicists Walther Meissner and Robert Ochsenfeld discovered the phenomenon in 1933

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Room-temperature_superconductor
    A room-temperature superconductor is a hypothetical material which would be capable of exhibiting superconductivity at operating temperatures above 0° C (273.15 K). While this is not strictly "room temperature" (which would be approx. 20–25 °C), it is the temperature at which ice forms and can be reached and maintained easily in an everyday environment. At present, the highest temperature superconducting materials are the cuprates, which have demonstrated superconductivity at atmospheric pressure at temperatures as high as -135 °C (138 K).[1]

    It is unknown whether any material exhibiting room-temperature superconductivity exists. The interest in its discovery arises from the repeated discovery of superconductivity at temperatures previously unexpected or held to be impossible. The potential benefits for society and science if such a material did exist are profound.