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This is a link post Superconducting maglev toy train
WANTS
(, Tue 23 Sep 2008, 1:56, , Reply)
This is a normal post That's amazing!
Surely technology like that would prevent derailing trains, however would it be possible to do on a larger scale?
(, Tue 23 Sep 2008, 2:41, , Reply)
This is a normal post The holy grail of science
is a room temperature superconductor.
(, Fri 26 Sep 2008, 21:34, , Reply)
This is a normal post Room temperature is a bit much to ask...
... but engineering would be satisfied with one where the energy cost of cooling the conductor was less than the resistive losses :)
(, Sat 27 Sep 2008, 6:21, , Reply)
This is a normal post YES
in related news
(, Tue 23 Sep 2008, 2:59, , Reply)
This is a normal post haha
ace
(, Tue 23 Sep 2008, 12:06, , Reply)
This is a normal post That is superb
syou-perb.
(, Tue 23 Sep 2008, 8:48, , Reply)
This is a normal post that's awesome
I'd love to get one for a toy for my son - assuming the cold wouldn't give him frostbite.
(, Tue 23 Sep 2008, 9:37, , Reply)
This is a normal post This could easily be from
Look Around You
(, Tue 23 Sep 2008, 10:08, , Reply)
This is a normal post haha
its the same narrator isn't it?
(, Tue 23 Sep 2008, 12:17, , Reply)
This is a normal post i fucking love science me
that totally freakin' rocks
(, Tue 23 Sep 2008, 10:16, , Reply)
This is a normal post now that's superb

(, Tue 23 Sep 2008, 10:20, , Reply)
This is a normal post This reminded me of Look Around You for some reason.
Very neat! Needs more synthesiser Patel
(, Tue 23 Sep 2008, 10:26, , Reply)
This is a normal post Brilliant stuff!
I FUCKING HATE that euro-normalised-english accent though.

STOP IT
(, Tue 23 Sep 2008, 11:04, , Reply)
This is a normal post Anyone else think of the Back to the Future train

(, Tue 23 Sep 2008, 13:41, , Reply)
This is a normal post Incidentally...
here's a recipe:
www.chem.ox.ac.uk/vrchemistry/super/synthesis.html

Although, one suspects the ingredients may be a little more expensive than the speaker in this week's newsletter.

*Pops down to the lab to try to find Yttrium, Copper and Barium Nitrates*

Woo!
(, Sat 27 Sep 2008, 10:37, , Reply)
This is a normal post But-
how would one go about bringing this train to a halt at stations, if it were "scaled up"?
(, Sat 27 Sep 2008, 19:26, , Reply)
This is a normal post Oh in that case..
Massive rocket jets designed to act as air brakes... problem solved.
(, Sun 28 Sep 2008, 21:49, , Reply)
This is a normal post
shouldnt he be wearing gloves? he looked a bit shakey when putting some of that nitrogen in
(, Wed 1 Oct 2008, 12:02, , Reply)