Levitating Magnet

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Dryson, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Dryson

    Dryson Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 13, 2014

    Although just a small amount can be levitate, up to 500g, coupled with the ability to send the magnet around a track using dry ice could be a new way to get things moving.

    Basically the first base would raise and lower the magnet to the Quantum Levitating track where it is then propelled around the track using spring force to set it in motion.

    At point B the magnet is lowered into a bay using the reverse process that elevated the magnet at the first base.
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  2. Asbo Zaprudder

    Asbo Zaprudder Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 14, 2004
    Spaffing up a wall
    Who's on first?
  3. XCV330

    XCV330 A Being of Pure Caffeine Premium Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    jippers on a beach somewhere
    you do know there are things called maglev trains, right? this is not something new.
  4. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 26, 2002
    Houston, we have a problem...
    Yep - been around for ... decades actually!
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  5. pl1ngpl0ng

    pl1ngpl0ng Captain Captain

    Oct 10, 2017
    Yea its old but It's pretty cool tho
    Superconductors at room temperature are the unicorn we strive for.
  6. publiusr

    publiusr Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    Anti-gravity is the unicorn. Room-temp superconductors are the zebras
  7. pl1ngpl0ng

    pl1ngpl0ng Captain Captain

    Oct 10, 2017