F’ing Magnets – And HOW Do They Work! (I Can Has Hoverboard?)

You’ve probably seen the news reports getting excited about hoverboards – Tel-Aviv University demos quantum superconductors locked in a magnetic field.

From Gizmondo: “An unidentified member of the university’s Superconductivity Group School of Physics and Astronomy shows off the quantum locking, or quantum trapping, effects of a magnet that’s been super cooled with liquid nitrogen. Now we’ve probably all seen demonstrations of super cooled magnets floating above a track before, with promises of them facilitating high-speed trains zigzagging across the country. But this video goes one step further, showing how the position and angle of the magnet can be locked in a magnetic field while it’s in motion.”

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