Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Science can amaze, stupefy and astound us in sometimes profound ways as is the case of this stunning demonstration of what research scientists are calling quantum levitation.
The video here shows how its possible to lock a super cold object in mid air, suspending it and motivating it around without the object disengaging its position from its companion magnetic track !
Apparently, this cutting edge jaw dropping technology involves superconducting magnets, liquid nitrogen and an effect called flux pinning, or trapping.
This groovy video is courtesy of the Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC), representing the science centre and museum field worldwide, in Tel Aviv, Israel.