I think it will be a while before Hornby can sell anything like this train set. We’ve been able to produce quantum levitation for a few years now and those of us outside the field get to catch up with progress now and then through demos. This demo is a great one. A Japanese scientist […]
If you need a quick introduction to quantum levitation then this link has a pretty funky video. We get to see objects zooming around. We learn that we’re not really using magnets either.
As cool as that introductory video is – it doesn’t come close to the geekgasim of recreating the insanely fast paced racing game Wipeout by using quantum levitation. The vapour trails are just too perfect.
The takeaway for me is that it’s not correct to use the term “floating”. In the video we clearly hear that quantum superconductor is “locked” in position. I imagine they’ve gone with “Quantum levitation” for the video title as a way to describe what the video appears to show. Mind you… they could have also […]