Sources: Superconductor Science and Technology [PDF], University of Cambridge [press release]
quote: The idea is that you could have a generator that literally runs on the magnetic charge as fuel? Is that what I am reading here?
quote: capacitors and inductors are the opposite of each other.
quote: A charged capacitor in open circuit has energy stored in its electric field.A charged inductor in closed circuit has a continously flowing current and energy stored in a magnetic field.
quote: Go read the hydraulic analogy on wikipedia if you aren't practical, it helps.
quote: It seems kind of dangerous for that guy to be handling raw mercury with thin nitrile gloves.
quote: I never knew that. Quite surprising.
quote: Metal grain crystals were machined into discs 3 mm thick (about 3 times that smartphone you might have in your pocket) and 24 mm in diameter.
quote: I think I'd have heard about 1mm thick phones.