Magnetically levitated vehicles could soon be powered by light





Researchers at Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan have managed to influence the direction of magnetically levitated disks using nothing more than light. In a recent study, the team disclosed how the motion of a graphite disk could be controlled using a laser beam.



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