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    They're not defying gravity, they're simply making a portable magnetic-levitation system that is battery operated. This is the same technology that high-speed Maglev trains have used since 1979.

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    Last time I checked, using magnets is the exact definition of defying gravity... Follow the link if you didn't, the YouTube video doesn't do the project justice.



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    its like in back to the future 2 when marty is running from biff jr. and ends up on the water and gets stuck, except everywhere that isn't created from an iron alloy is the water.

    i guess part of me is happy to see people investigating this area, it definitely isn't anything ground breaking though, at least not yet. also a big concern is how efficient this technology will be in terms of energy costs and resource availability.

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    The cool part about this technology is when it will be paired with superconductors that can perform at or near room temperatures.

    Superconducting is where something like a magnet can take in and hold energy with little or no loss. So the system would require little or no energy to maintain.

    But yeah, cool shit is happening. There's an international business that's trying to push a maglev train in a vacuum tube that would transport people from D.C to Beijing within 2-3 hours. The tech is already there for something like that.

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