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Magnetic Levitation Magnetic Levitation is what happens when 2 magnets are placed with their like poles (N to N or S to S) horizontally and balanced properly so that the top magnet seems to be floating on air. Magnetic Levitation makes these objects (magnets & those items attached to them) seem suspended with no other means of support other than the magnetic field themselves.
See the capabilities of magnetics with these levitating desk toys that will amaze and wow all who see it.
With only a small point of contact, this levitating toy can spin for up to minutes without stopping.
Multicolored plastic body makes the rotational speed much more visible.
Makes for an interesting and memorable gift for anyone
How could you use magnetic levitation? We have many items at CMS & Magnets For Sale for you that could spur a child’s imagination.
Magnetic levitation seems to create a defiance of the laws of gravity. This is made possible and is true only to the extent of the magnet’s pull force (or in this case push force). In other words as long as they are balanced the stronger the magnet is the higher an object will “levitate”.
This is very useful as this type of a levitating union requires very little energy to push or move if the balance is maintained. There are currently companies that have managed to levitate whole trains. In 2016 a Maglev train as they are called managed a record 370 miles per hour or a mile every 16 seconds. The train is not ready for production or passengers yet but it is hoped to be fully operational in about 10 years.