Watch this superconductor puck levitate around a track, at Google Solve for X

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This weekend Google held its second annual Google Solve for X event, which brings together big thinkers, inventors and innovators to show off moonshot science and technology that can help solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. Last year they had speakers like X Prize founder Peter Diamandis, actress Geena Davis, inventor Saul Griffith, and Google’s Eric Schmidt and Sergey Brin.

While Google hasn’t officially released the content from the event yet, this video (watch below) from one of the demonstrations has made its way onto YouTube. It was taken by investor Steve Jurvetson, and it’s a demonstration of a super cold superconductor puck that levitates above and around a magnetic track. A superconductor is a quantum state of matter where below a certain temperature a substance conducts electricity with no loss and also repels magnetic fields.

In the video the scientist takes the super-cooled puck and places…

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