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October 20, 2011 – Comments (18) | RELATED TICKERS: AMSC

OK, here's another somewhat rare non-investment blog from myself, but I am blown away by this and had to share.

Part of me thinks this is B.S. and it'll be debunked on Mythbusters on an upcoming episode or something, but in the meantime, I am in awe.

Enjoy.

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#1) On October 20, 2011 at 4:40 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

I'd watch Carrie Byron try to debunk anything. :)

Now I'll watch the video.

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#2) On October 20, 2011 at 4:47 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

Practical Applications:

1) Keeping At-At's from sinking into the snow.

2) 25th Anniversary Back To The Future 2 Hoverboards made available for Christmas 2012.

3) Frightfully fast toboggans.

4) A zero resistance curling stone to use in the next winter olympics.

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#3) On October 20, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Lynken (30.66) wrote:

If the superconducting material's temperature is lowered to the point where the electromagnetic field is reduced to, in essence, zero then whatever field said superconducting material is placed in is the sole governing field to that material and is held solely in that field and couldn't escape unless the superconducting state was altered.  

Imagine taking a baseball and putting it tightly in a baseball glove and holding the baseball so that no matter how you moved the glove the ball would never fall out.  

 It's not BS.  It's science.  It's reality. 

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#4) On October 20, 2011 at 5:15 PM, chk999 (99.96) wrote:

That is seriously cool.

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#5) On October 20, 2011 at 5:45 PM, memoandstitch (< 20) wrote:

Did he just grab the disc with liquid nitrogen with a bare hand?

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#6) On October 20, 2011 at 11:33 PM, FleaBagger (27.53) wrote:

memoandstitch - The surface touched was so small that very little heat exchange per second is possible, and he did not hold it very long at a time.

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#7) On October 21, 2011 at 12:44 AM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

Re #5:

The kid has brass ones.

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#8) On October 21, 2011 at 12:59 AM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

I liked the music.

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#9) On October 21, 2011 at 1:34 AM, awallejr (30.17) wrote:

K, magnets.  has mass transportation potential I suppose.

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#10) On October 21, 2011 at 1:34 AM, NycityInvested (< 20) wrote:

awesome video!

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#11) On October 21, 2011 at 8:52 AM, geneticbiscuit (56.98) wrote:

#2 - Zero resistance curling stones would make for a mighty dull game - all stones would slide straight into the back of the rink at exactly the same speed at which they were released.

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#12) On October 21, 2011 at 10:12 AM, mhy729 (30.73) wrote:

I liked the music.

No opinion on the video demonstration?...really?  o_O  Music is first movement of Mozart's violin concerto no. 5, and yes it is a very nice piece.

Zero resistance curling stones would make for a mighty dull game - all stones would slide straight into the back of the rink at exactly the same speed at which they were released. 

Only if it were also done in a perfect vacuum!  :p

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Very cool video!  Now if only room-temperature superconductivity were to become reality.  Also cold fusion so we could have more energy than we'd know what to do with.  :)

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#13) On October 21, 2011 at 11:50 AM, binve (< 20) wrote:

kdakota,

I recced yesterday, but let me also say that this was an awesome video! One of the coolest things I have seen in a long time!

mhy

Very cool video!  Now if only room-temperature superconductivity were to become reality.

That is why I am so excited about all of these studies on graphene. Just amazing stuff!

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#14) On October 21, 2011 at 11:57 AM, kdakota630 (29.21) wrote:

binve

Thanks.  I was kind of thinking of the video that you posted on the known universe when I posted this video on the "coolness factor".

catoismymotor

Is she sexiest when she's holding a firearm, or is that just me?

FleaBagger

Same concept that allows people to walk on hot coals without burning themselves?

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#15) On October 21, 2011 at 12:24 PM, amassafortune (29.14) wrote:

Here's a version with more verbal description that got stumbled to me recently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llPFFKCpjnU

 

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#16) On October 22, 2011 at 12:57 PM, kdakota630 (29.21) wrote:

amassafortune

Good stuff.  Thanks.

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#17) On October 24, 2011 at 8:19 AM, ibh1111 (< 20) wrote:

Remember James Watt's steam train? Waste of time they said, will never replace the horse. 200 years later?

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#18) On October 24, 2011 at 11:08 AM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

Re #14

Yes.

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