Anyone remember the quantum levitation video that went viral a while back?
Well JIST ( Japn Institute of Science and Technology ) has created a video inspired by the PlayStation game Wipeout. Who knows? maybe we will see real wipeout racing in the future.
How it works:
The small wipeout racing craft you can see hovering in mid-air is coated with a special material – known as yttrium barium – which acts as a superconductor when cooled to -196 degrees Celcius.
Superconductors behave strangely when they get close to magnets. The superconductor forces out the magnetic field created by the magnets around it – this is known as the Meissner effect.