8 Ways Magnetic Levitation Could Shape the Future

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PostFri Mar 23, 2012 12:13 am » by Mozi!!a

Magnetic levitation (maglev) can create frictionless, efficient, far-out-sounding technologies. Here are some of the craziest uses that engineers and designers have dreamed up.

Floating Cities
Our planet can be a crowded, polluted, crazy place. But a new design concept proposes that we rise above it all, literally, by moving to a magnetically levitated island in the sky, complete with green forests, mountains, and urban centers. The concept, called Heaven and Earth, was created by Chinese architect Wei Zhao and won an honorable mention in eVolo's 2012 Skyscraper Competition. Zhao has proposed that the massive donut-shaped platform could hold magnets on its underside that would repulse the earth's magnetic field to hold the island aloft. The floating platform would rotate, generating energy as it spins and theoretically fueling a completely sustainable society. Unfortunately, like most utopias, this idea is likely to remain a pie in the sky.

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PostFri Mar 23, 2012 12:22 am » by Soulofgoa604

The aliems will use it for a frisbee.

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PostFri Mar 23, 2012 3:18 am » by Noentry

very interesting.
Thanks for the post bro
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PostFri Mar 23, 2012 5:02 am » by Mydogma

Wouldn't it be easier to build subterranin cities or underwater cities...why do architects always habe a need for the bizzare...the amount ot thot and energy in that proposal that is nothinG more then a pie in the sky(or 500yrs premature) build underwater..u don't have to worry about waves or wind..just the weight...the bottom line is ur just as screwed if the system fails pancaked underwater as ur are if the heaven disk gets nailed by a cme...me I'd rather build in the desert(underground)...
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