The Beauty and Elegance of Quantum Levitation

Our friend Tony Hannides over at LTG brought this one to our attention. Its an example of Quantum Levitation from researchers at Tel Aviv University using a Yttrium barium copper oxide coated crystal sapphire wafer. Once cooled to minus 301 degrees ferinheight  the wafer becomes superconductive, allowing for zero electrical resistance. That means no energy is lost in the form of waste heat. This phenomena could be used to create a whole host of new technologies including high-speed frictionless superconductive maglev transportation systems, frictionless bearings and high efficiency long distance power transmission cables. Perhaps one day architects will use quantum trapping to create new support systems for buildings and other structures.