Magnetic levitation


More fun with maglev (and LN2).

Magnetic Levitation [Thanks, Patti!]


6 thoughts on “Magnetic levitation

  1. Capitan Obvious says:

    But a superconductor. Only works at very low temps.

  2. Bob Darlington says:

    In what way is that NOT magnetic levitation? Don’t be silly.

  3. Dax says:

    I must have seen that demo 1000 times, yet every time I see it my brain just can’t seem to comprehend how that works. I can even understand dimagnetic levitation (with bismuth, etc) but the concept that if you get something cold enough it can trap magnets in the space around itself just seems so wrong.

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