Quantum levitation demonstrated in viral video

By Shawn Knight · 42 replies
Oct 18, 2011
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  1. A demonstration by Tel-Aviv University’s Superconductivity Group School of Physics and Astronomy shows quantum locking in action. The video was recorded at the Association of Science – Technology Centers Annual…

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  2. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    That was really cool.
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,319

    That's one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time.
  4. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    Jaw is dropped
  5. MaXtor

    MaXtor TS Booster Posts: 149   +39

    Levitating urinal cakes, what else will they come up with?
  6. Now that is cool!
  7. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    That's friggin amazing! Way to go Israel!
  8. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    Quantum flex tubes! Of course! Why didn't I think of that?! The answer has been in front of me the whole time!

  9. thewind

    thewind TS Enthusiast Posts: 77

    Ya that was really really cool!
  10. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,959   +217

    This is by far the coolest thing I have seen for a long time!
    My jaw really did drop!
  11. That's unreal ! Love it.

    Looking forward to the highways of the future, where cars are free to levitate like this along
    a magnetic road, while being powered by Tesla's wireless electricity, supplied by poles that run alongside it... All trips would be a breeze.
  12. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +859

    Unbelievable. Definitely many applications for this, especially for transportation.
  13. 1977TA

    1977TA TS Rookie Posts: 89

    Pretty amazing!
  14. demonlord721

    demonlord721 TS Member Posts: 23

  15. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +286

    When I was 10 I had this kind of idea, magnetic roads, magnetic shell of car = flying car... But I don't think the way forward would be by building magnetic roads :3

    Not very cost effective and theoretically sounds unsafe, imagine having a metal necklace, you get of car and you get zapped to the road... Death-trap :X

    Anyway this is fricking awesome, love it!
  16. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    This is very close to super conductive perpetual motion... Imagine generators running via perpetual motion = very cheap/free energy.
  17. @Wendig0 - No, just no, that is wrong on so many levels.
  18. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 718   +236

    It's not perpetual because you have to keep cooling the superconductor thats quite a lot of energy...

    More importantly tho this could be the first step towards some kind of hover tech, would make sense that it should work with electromagnets also? You could wire up a whole road and only power the sections with "cars" over them to save power and still have great mobility.
  19. Hover-boards!
  20. This is just like all the other superconductor videos I’ve seen. Why is this one viral? It’s nothing new. Superconductivity was discovered in 1911.
  21. Night Hacker

    Night Hacker TS Enthusiast Posts: 125   +20

    maxtor, you made me laugh so hard, thanks for that comment! XD
  22. EDWARD LEEDSKALNIN, if you haven't heard of this guy, look him up and all that you can find that relates...some real stuff going on here.
  23. Commercial use? What about travel?
  24. Butch

    Butch TS Enthusiast Posts: 112

    Very cool. Now if they can just figure out a way to do this without having to cool it down so much there would be a million practical uses for this...
  25. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 460   +22

    I cannot stop smiling!


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