603 km/h: Japan's maglev train breaks new world speed record (Update 2)
Japan's state-of-the-art maglev train clocked a new world speed record Tuesday in a test run near Mount Fuji, smashing through the 600 kilometre (373 miles) per hour mark, as Tokyo races to sell the technology ...
Superconductivity's turning point from niche to mass markets
Following is an interview with Dr John Durrell, newly appointed Lecturer in Superconductivity, by Philip Guildford, Director of Research:
Levitation recreates nature's dumbbells
Splash form tektites are tiny pieces of natural glass created out of spinning drops of molten rock flung from the earth during an extra-terrestrial impact—when the earth is hit by asteroids or comets. They ...
Acoustic levitation made simple
A team of researchers at the University of São Paulo in Brazil has developed a new levitation device that can hover a tiny object with more control than any instrument that has come before.
Diamagnetic levitation of pyrolitic graphite over a single magnet achieved
Diamagnetic levitation of pyrolitic graphite over a single magnet has been achieved, using commercially available magnetic field domain printing technology. Using this approach, levitation applications, including ...
Researchers use sound waves to levitate objects in three dimensions
Laser tripod for better levitation
(Phys.org) —Physicists from The Australian National University have shown that three lasers are better than one when it comes to levitating small but visible objects on light, designing an extremely precise ...
Magnetic levitation separates crystal polymorphs by their density
The effectiveness of crystalline pharmaceuticals is not only influenced by molecular composition; the structure of the crystals is also important because it determines both the solubility and the rate of ...
Japan's maglev train runs test at over 310 mph (w/ Video)
Surfing on acoustic waves (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —ETH researchers are able to make objects such as particles and liquid droplets fly in mid-air by letting them ride on acoustic waves. For the first time, they have been able to also control ...
Magnetically levitating graphite can be moved with laser
Japan's newest floating train is one blistering maglev
Scientists use levitation to create better pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects
(Phys.org)—It's not a magic trick and it's not sleight of hand – scientists really are using levitation to improve the drug development process, eventually yielding more effective pharmaceuticals with ...
No more bubbles when boiling water
(Phys.org)—The research, which is the first of its kind, has identified a specially engineered steel surface that allows liquids to boil without bubbling.