If you think your commute sucks, imagine having to slide out to the end of a 300-foot wind turbine blade as it's spinning. Luckily, this robot can do the job so you don't have to.
Lots of mattress advertisements talk about their beds as feeling like you're floating on air, but they're all just pretenders compared to this maglev bed that really does keep you up above the ground.
It's a sign of true love when you never want to be without each other. Dave Hurban clearly feels the love for his iPod Nano — taking the unusual step of drilling holes in his arm to house magnets that will keep his Nano ever ready.
How does a rare earth supermagnet react when dropped through a plastic tube? Nothing unusual here. But what if the magnet is dropped through a copper tube? It slows down and almost hovers before falling through the tube. Check it out in the video below.
This little refrigerator magnet reminds me of the Bat-Signal, which you use in an emergency and Batman rescues you. This Bluetooth-enabled fridge magnet has that same power in a munchies emergency: all you have to do is touch it and a pizza shows up to rescue you from hunger.
Generating a non-destructive 100 Tesla magnetic field has been a project of the Los Alamos National Lab for about a decade and a half, and just yesterday, they managed to pull it off. A huge nested magnet hooked up to an even huger generator kicked out a pulse 2 million times stronger than the Earth's magnetic field, and it screamed in the process.
You may remember ferrofluid as item #11 from the best gift guide we've ever done. While it's totally true that you can play with it out in the open, this purpose-built sculpture (now on Kickstarter) promises to make the process even more weird and fun. And way less messy.
In the future, everything levitates. Why? Because levitation is damn cool, that's why. You don't need a time machine, though: this is a levitating lamp that you can go buy right now to impress your friends and utterly confuse your enemies.
My fantasy. Your fantasy. Marty McFly's 2015 reality from Back to the Future Part II. The hoverboard now exists, for real, thanks to the magic of superconducting magnets, quantum levitation, and the boundless brilliance and ingenuity of the French.
All this time, we've been tinkering with lie detectors and physical pressure to force people into telling the truth — all for nothing. A new study suggests that magnetic stimulation to a special part of the brain can force subjects to tell the truth.