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Offline Da Rat Bastid

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Quantum Levitation: how amazing is THAT?!
« on: January 06, 2012, 07:56:02 am »
It has to do with super-cooled semiconductors and magnets, and such things.  I don't know much about it yet, but I already know that I'll have to go looking for my lower jaw as soon as I post this.  :o

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Re: Quantum Levitation: how amazing is THAT?!
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 08:05:27 am »
Isn't that just the Meissner Effect? I don't disagree that it's awesome, but it's hardly new. After all, maglevs have been around for at least a decade or so.

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Re: Quantum Levitation: how amazing is THAT?!
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 08:53:46 pm »
Sorry to burst your bubble, Rat, but the materials that can do that have been around since the late '80s. Now, if you find one that works at room temperature...
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Re: Quantum Levitation: how amazing is THAT?!
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 03:39:42 am »
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