Super Terrific Japanese Thing: WipeOut Quantum

By Rob Bricken in Tech, Video Games
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm
The researchers at the Japan Institute for Science and Technology have been looking into controlled quantum levitation, like researchers at the Japan Institute for Science and Technology are wont to do. But rather than just sit around and write dissertations on it, they decided to make a working hovership racetrack as inspired by the WipeOut videogame series. It's totally awesome.

My favorite part is how the scientists went out of their way to craft WipeOut specific ships for the track. Now, I assume this video is not a fake -- I wouldn't think the Japan Institute for Science and Technology would be cool if their scientists just made up shit and posted it on YouTube with JIST's name on it -- but I am superperplexed as to how the ships are trailing that "smoke." Science, I guess. Thanks to Lorindor for the tip.

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