Now this is cool…
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.