Quantum Levitation Car Racing

A video of a race between miniature cars floating above a track by means of "quantum levitation" was recently debunked. The intro screen to the video credited it to the (fictitious) "Japan Institute of Science and Technology," but the true creator was Sony and SCE Studio Liverpool. The Business Insider says: "the video was a ploy by Sony and developer SCE Studio Liverpool to promote the Wipeout 2048 game that's coming out on the PS Vita."



I'm assuming the video was inspired by a demonstration of "quantum levitation" conducted by the superconductivity group at Tel-Aviv University and posted on youtube a few months ago.

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Posted on Wed Jan 11, 2012



Comments

Yeah, saw that.. There's a few 'tells'.. For one, the cars stay in their lanes, even on turns and such, which while possible, is a bit suspect. The smoke trails don't quite work right, either.
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Wed Jan 11, 2012  at  05:16 PM
The real thing from Tel-Aviv University though is absolutely fascinating!
Posted by hulitoons  in  Abingdon, Maryland  on  Mon Jan 16, 2012  at  03:45 AM
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