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Fascinating Video on Quantum Levitation

Superconductors can be made to levitate in a magnetic field. They try to expel magnetic fields from within themselves, a very unique property. In space, it would be easy to keep material at temperatures close to absolute zero, meaning that a system using this could conceivably be propelled without any energy at all, at least in regions of space where there are magnetic fields. Here is a link to the talk:

Pretty cool. Paul Landers should see this video, with his "Lock-Force" mechanism theory. Quantum mechanics research is the way to go this century. Will unlock so many doors and maybe get us out of our conundrum.


When I was in high school, I was blessed when I was chosen to attend a special event where the main speaker was the great Nobel Prize winning physicist, Richard Feynman. I was 16 years old, and when he walked up to the podium and smiled with a twinkle in his eye, I got an instant crush on a man old enough to be my grandfather! It took several years to realize just how important he was, and after the Challenger disaster he was the one on TV explaining the 'O' ring problem that caused the explosion. In all those years since I was in high school, I have read books about Richard Feynman and his life, I own a set of cassettes of some of his lectures, and I have also been a self-taught explorer of quantum physics. I confess I do not understand it all, but I do 'get it'.

As I watched this video, Mr. Feynman popped in for a few minutes with that winning smile and the same twinkle in his eye that I had witnessed so many years ago. He enjoyed this video too.

Whitley, thanks for bringing this video to our attention.

The disk (nice touch that) on the circular track sure seems to mimic the motions of the aerial objects!