Magnetic Rivers

Bob Owner/Technician Massachusetts Posted   Latest  

I stumbled across this video that explains magnetic levitation and locomotion in surprisingly simple to understand language and it is mesmerizing. I have never heard the term Magnetic River before but I fully understand it now. I also understand how maglev trains work. 

These demonstrations from the 50's era are always so well done.

Magnetic River

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Chris Diagnostician
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Eric Laithwaite was absolutely brilliant, though he did go off the deep end a bit with his anti-gravity kick. Here are a few of his others to round out the education. youtu​.​be/0tJfqMYHaQw youtu​.​be/B8s6sCzffrA youtu​.​be/f5mA4l6xmGs

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Bob Owner/Technician
Massachusetts
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Chris, I don't know if you have ever seen this lecture by the Professor but it's worth a watch. This is from an annual Christmas time lecture series he did. Engineering Through the Looking Glass. The Jabberwock. So much good stuff in here, technical as well as some life lessons. This was truly an amazing man. youtu​.​be/OpCEJxO6V9g..

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Martin Instructor
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Hi Bob. We used his videos in class years ago. These and many of the old black and white videos often had so much more in-depth information and detail in them, when compared to some of the more modern video clips. The downside was that they consumed too much time for the attention span of most students. If YouTube had been around then along with current levels of hand-held device computing…

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Jim Curriculum Developer
Maryland
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Leading to....... youtu​.​be/moptTasAkVQ

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Bob Owner/Technician
Massachusetts
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Give a man a new invention and he will figure out a way to make a weapon out of it. That is an awesome amount of power.

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