DEC 19, 2012 12:48 PM PST

Supercool Superconductor Makes Magnet "Magically" Float (Scientific American)



"Magnets naturally levitate above superconductors. The magnet's magnetic field can't penetrate the superconductor, causing it to float almost magically above. See this phenomenon at work in an exclusive Scientific American video."

 
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