Reply to post: Re: Dirac shield

With sorry Soyuz stuffed, who's going to run NASA's space station taxi service now?

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Re: Dirac shield

Actually the latest idea is that Evgene accidentally discovered that cigarette smoke was weakly diamagnetic due to graphene present in the fumes and repelled upwards in the "magnetic beam" now known to emanate from spinning superconductors but may not have been understood at the time (aka London moment)

Either that or the effect was a combination of LN2 buoyancy, other equipment in the lab interfering in some way, an actual one in a million chance impurity in the materials which couldn't be replicated and led to some sort of unexpected Higgs field interaction etc.

I believe that they tried this on "Mythbusters" along with a few other experiments but the only effect they could see was ion wind.

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