Floating Magnetic Bed

Now this is cool…

floating_bed.jpgA young Dutch architect has created a floating bed which hovers above the ground through magnetic force and comes with a price tag of 1.2 million euros ($1.54 million).

Janjaap Ruijssenaars took inspiration for the bed — a sleek black platform, which took six years to develop and can double as a dining table or a plinth — from the mysterious monolith in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 cult film “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

Magnets built into the floor and into the bed itself repel each other, pushing the bed up into the air. Thin steel cables tether the bed in place.

[Source: Yahoo! News]

Real real cool, huh?

I remember back when I was in high school, in physics class, I was quite fascinated by all the stuff surrounding magnetic energy and all; I would keep thinking about all the different cool things we could do using magnets and electrically generated magnetic fields. In my head, I worked out ways we could use it for transportation (trains, cars), lifting and hanging stuff, and a bunch of other cool stuff.

So now when I see some of the things I thought about coming true in real life or even portrayed in movies, it feels great that I thought of them too quite a time ago and figured out how it all could be done.

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