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    For the Engineer in all of us..........

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    That just blew my mind.



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    Re: For the Engineer in all of us..........

    Very cool! And I understand what I just saw completely



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    Re: For the Engineer in all of us..........

    We just finished talking about this in 222. There is a cooler video with a miniature train from Germany. Shows potential ideas for transportation at the end that are pretty crazy


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    Re: For the Engineer in all of us..........

    Quote Originally Posted by Cychotiic View Post
    We just finished talking about this in 222. There is a cooler video with a miniature train from Germany. Shows potential ideas for transportation at the end that are pretty crazy

    Very cool. That's the one part of the video that is missing, IMO.....give us some ideas for possible pratical applications for what the video demonstrated.

    A high speed train that would experience very little resitance to movement (other than wind), would be pretty incredible. Now we just have to figure out how to figure out how to maintain the correct temps in that scenario.



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    Great. Now just how to figure out how to keep parts at -346F


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    fishing line, mirrors, special lighting....piece of cake!



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    Re: For the Engineer in all of us..........

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    Great. Now just how to figure out how to keep parts at -346F
    Just throw a bunch of ice on it. Problem solved.



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    Re: For the Engineer in all of us..........

    You guys are also forgetting the reason this works is because the sheet that is the superconductor is extremely thin. To create a large enough magnetic force to lock anything of good size into space the magnetic force would have to be huge, and as a result the superconductor would have to be extremly extremly conductive. It's hard enough to lock a small disk like that in space using liquid nitrogen, let alone locking something like a car or train into space at a higher temperature.

    It's a neat experiment, but practical application seems pretty far off yet, barring some revolutionary developments.



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    Re: For the Engineer in all of us..........

    cool, but not a very big fan of magnetism, or anything in 222 for that matter.


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    Hahaha one of the guys names in the ending credits was "Nimrod"



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    Re: For the Engineer in all of us..........

    Quote Originally Posted by digZ View Post
    You guys are also forgetting the reason this works is because the sheet that is the superconductor is extremely thin. To create a large enough magnetic force to lock anything of good size into space the magnetic force would have to be huge, and as a result the superconductor would have to be extremly extremly conductive. It's hard enough to lock a small disk like that in space using liquid nitrogen, let alone locking something like a car or train into space at a higher temperature.

    It's a neat experiment, but practical application seems pretty far off yet, barring some revolutionary developments.
    You wouldn't need to the fields to lock the entire vehicle though...you just have a platform of sorts made of superconductor and above or beside or below or wherever you have your transport vehicle securely "fastened" to it. Would that work?



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