Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Gravity-defying levitating superconductor on a magnetic Möbius strip

Nothing to add. Absolutely amazing. Except that a real life wipeout is closer than you think. From BoingBoing:

Andy from the Royal Institution made a large, suspended Möbius strip out of rare-earth magnets, then cooled down an object until it became a superconductor, and set it levitating and running around the track. The result is amazing, plus Andy’s explanation is cogent and fascinating. Plus, gravity-defying levitation!

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