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Crealev Levitation Tech Makes Me Believe In Magic

Crealev

By Evan Ackerman

The above pics aren’t a photoshop job; that giant Buddha is actually levitating. Netherlands based Crealev has developed a new technology that is able to levitate an open platform with whatever you want on top to a significant height in a stable and resilient way. Crealev isn’t saying much about how it all works, but they do say that the base can be more or less flat (i.e. built into a table), it’s scalable (increasing the diameter of the base causes a proportional increase in the levitation height), it’s modular and relatively inexpensive (whatever that means), and it uses relatively low power (between 0.5 and 8 watts for their basic demonstrator). Here’s some video, half of which is unfortunately an intro:

Crealev is looking to commercialize this, and according to their website you can place orders for custom objects, but there’s no word on price as of yet.

[ Crealev ] VIA [ MoCo Loco ]







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  • Alex

    How the fugg does that work?!

  • Jesse Lee

    Looks like hypersonic acoustic levitation to me

  • Charlie Q

    A coil with a lot of juice in the base. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flux_pinning
    Thats my guess!