Phantastic Physics - Quantum Locking

begreen Posted By begreen, Oct 19, 2011 at 8:11 PM

  1. begreen

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    Here's a great demo clip. My son looks at me oddly when I say that the next breakthrough in transportation will be levitation. This is a step on the way.

    http://www.wimp.com/quantumlevitation/
     
  2. GAMMA RAY

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    Pretty cool BG.....it could come in "handy"...I would say... :)
     
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    Cool stuff. I makes my head spin how it can maintain position vertically but appear to be "fluid" laterally.
     
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    that is soo cool
     
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    Nothing terribly new here, actually. Problem, as is so often the case, is finding/developing practical application(s). This phenomenon depends on the suspended object being made from a fairly exotic recipe of materials, and then remaining frozen (and I mean really frozen). Then there's those pesky magnets required to make it work. Interesting, though. I love physics. Rick

    http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-quantum-levitating-video-viral.html
     
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    Just awesome! I want one of those little tracks in my living room.
    I remember riding a mag-lev train in Vancouver at Expo 86. I was too young to really understand, but I knew it was cool! Remember it being much bumpier than I expected for a "floating" train.
     

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