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Superconductivity Is Very Cool

(YouTube link) On the 100th anniversary of the discovery of superconductivity, researchers at Tel Aviv University demonstrate how a superconductor will float in a locked position above a magnetized track. The puck of superconducting material is able to stay locked in the air above the magnets because one of the properties of superconductivity is that that it [...]

Light Scythe

This image of Nyan Cat was created using Light Scythe, an open-source invention for writing text and drawing images with light in mid-air. I can’t begin to tell you I understand it, but you can see for yourself. Link -via I Can Has Cheezburger (Image credit: Flickr user Mechatronics Guy)

Doctor Who Spinning TARDIS

Doctor Who Spinning TARDIS – $44.95 The Doctor Who Spinning TARDIS from the NeatoShop is a fun dekstop item that works using magnets to keep the TARDIS in mid-air. Levitate the TARDIS so it actually seems to fly and then give it a gentle push and watch it spin round and around, as if going through [...]

Spider Web Made From Packing Tape

Designers Spin Spidey-Worthy Webs From Packing Tape Astounding cocoons made only of tape float in mid-air, capable supporting more than your average tree house.Packing tape has gotten MacGyver out of many a jam, but he never managed to make an entire home out of the stuff. So he could probably learn something from Viennese/Croatian design [...]