Quantum levitation!

Quantum levitation!

What the what? This video gives a little more explanation into the effect at work here (superconductivity + quantum trapping of the magnetic field in quantum flux tubes) and an awesome demonstration of a crude rail system. You can almost hear your tiny mind explode when the “train” goes upside-down.

Wingardium Leviosa! (via stellar)

Tags: physics   quantum mechanics   science   superconductivity   video

from kottke.org http://kottke.org/11/10/quantum-levitation

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