Thats how I keep my plasma generators from blowing the ass-end out of my warp drive. Prof keeps talking about using compressed dark mater ion thrusters to achieve faster than light speed. BUT HOW THE HELL ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO SUSTAIN E.M. BARRIER W/O PLASMA GENERATORS! Kill two birds with one stone is what I say.
Hovercars by 2012???
Only if you re-elect Obama. HOVERCARS WE CAN BELIEVE IN!
I could do that.
Highly doubt it. The superconductor is a coated sapphire plate with a golden shell.
JUST LIKE MY NOB………YEP YEP
How can we use this technology in the porn business?…
lmfao that is good
If there was no friction (besides air resistance) why did it slow down so fast? And if was frozen how could he handle it with bare hands so long? I suspect electro-magnetism.
smoking babies have stupid parents. so your parents are dumb. AND smoking babies who know how to type are even dumber then their parents.
So, just because you can’t comprehend what is happening in this two minute video about a complex subject in physics, you don’t believe it and claim it’s something else which you probably also know very little about.
Internet logic is amazing.
Your main points for your skepticism are that you think the object slows down too fast and it is too cold to touch. I have no idea what you’re basing these doubts on or why you think electromagnetism would explain them, but okay.
The terms “Quantum Locking or Levitation” do not suggest infinite energy/motion, which is why the video is about the object being suspended and not about perpetual motion. Even without friction, there are still forces at work on this object (including the strong magnetic fields) and it will eventually slow down. More importantly, note how much force he applied to the object in the first place, hardly any. The fact that it stayed in motion at that speed for so long shows how little resistance it actually has.
The object is a crystalline chemical compound called Yttrium Barium Copper Oxide (YBCO) frozen with liquid nitrogen until it reaches a temperature below 77 Kelvin. This is what causes the YBCO to become superconductive and react to the magnetic fields in the way that you saw in the video. It needs to remain this cold to keep its superconductive (levitating) properties. The people in the video have come up with a way to keep liquid nitrogen in contact with the YBCO extending the time it can stay superconductive. Otherwise, it would warm up to room temperature too quickly to even make it around that track one time. It would get about a quarter of the way and slowly sink to a stop.
As for handling it with bare hands, do you handle ice cubes with gloves just because they’re frozen? The person in the video is using his finger tips and barely keeping contact with the object for any amount of time, not holding it flat in his palm for minutes. On top of that, liquid nitrogen is not nearly as dangerous as some people make it out to be. You really need to have contact with a good amount of liquid nitrogen for an decent amount of time for it to do damage. Touching it for a second won’t cause instant frostbite. And like I pointed out before, it is inside some sort of film, so no direct contact between skin and liquid nitrogen.
This video is what it is. Nobody is trying to trick you or whatever you may think. It is just physics.
to expound on how it stays pinned in the air like that, if I’m not mistaken, it’s because a superconductive material will attempt to expel all magnetic fields below a critical value within itself when cooled below a certain temperature. However, the magnetic fields are penetrating into the superconductor in small quantities, which are called flux tubes. Normally the fields wouldn’t penetrate, but I believe the properties of the YCBO as a type II superconductor allow for these tubes to be created. Thus it locks it in place, which creates the locking effect. It can tilted like you’re seeing in the video (I think) due to the thinness of the YCBO layer, which is upon a sapphire substrate. The flux tubes are simply getting pinned on grain boundaries within the sapphire. (don’t quote me on any of this)
so in any way, how does this involve quantum physics, opposed to regular physics and basic superconductive properties?
I remember when I was like 9 years old I was at a friends house and in this magazine they had a thing that said what year they expect to have hover cars. We all did the math and it turned out I would be 16 as hover cars came out. I was like sweet right as I get my drivers license!