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(UPI)   Giant 50-foot magnet makes cross-country trek, as well as quite an attraction   (upi.com) divider line 136
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2013-05-09 07:35:34 PM
Perhaps we'll finally know how they work.
 
2013-05-09 08:58:21 PM
That magnet is doing God's work. I hear it killed 50 Juggalos across the United States.
 
2013-05-09 09:13:12 PM
I thought my piercings were acting funny that day.....
 
2013-05-09 09:14:33 PM
 
2013-05-09 09:15:16 PM
Careful it doesn't get hijacked by a coyote somewhere in the Southwest.
 
2013-05-09 09:16:13 PM
Seems like something that should be separated into parts and reassembled on-site.

Engineers have a lot of book smarts, but not a lot of common sense.
 
2013-05-09 09:20:25 PM
I thought my piercings were acting funny that day.....

Are you bipolar?
 
2013-05-09 09:21:39 PM
I saw that same movie back in the 90's. Contact sucked, but at least their machine "worked."
 
2013-05-09 09:24:24 PM
Wiping out credit cards across the nation!
 
2013-05-09 09:24:29 PM

Fano: Careful it doesn't get hijacked by a coyote somewhere in the Southwest.


They are loading it on a barge, which suggest it is going to travel the great lakes around MI as oppose to a land trip through OH.  It will only be in danger while on the Detroit River.  We'll see if it shows up stripped out and on blocks.
 
2013-05-09 09:27:34 PM
Ack!  My floppy disks!
 
2013-05-09 09:29:03 PM
Couldn't this be hoisted by helicopter?
 
2013-05-09 09:31:12 PM

hogans: I thought my piercings were acting funny that day.....

Are you bipolar?


Yes.

No.
 
2013-05-09 09:31:44 PM
No neodymium involved? lame-ass 50' magnet will barely draw fridges
 
2013-05-09 09:37:21 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Seems like something that should be separated into parts and reassembled on-site.

Engineers have a lot of book smarts, but not a lot of common sense.


It was probably assembled at its current location and has a huge number of windings of wire. Even if there are multiple magnets, their windings might be abutting thin partitions so there is nowhere that it can be cut.
 
2013-05-09 09:37:53 PM
THIS IS SPARTA!!! ::kicks the black dude into the pit!::
 
2013-05-09 09:40:11 PM
www.civin.org
 
2013-05-09 09:41:57 PM
I gotcha tiny subatomic particle right here!
 
2013-05-09 09:42:09 PM

lack of warmth: Fano: Careful it doesn't get hijacked by a coyote somewhere in the Southwest.

They are loading it on a barge, which suggest it is going to travel the great lakes around MI as oppose to a land trip through OH.  It will only be in danger while on the Detroit River.  We'll see if it shows up stripped out and on blocks.


Or, you know, down the East Coast, then up the Mississippi (it was in the article) on a barge.
 
2013-05-09 09:44:29 PM

berylman: No neodymium involved? lame-ass 50' magnet will barely draw fridges


It's an electromagnet. You know, a normal magnet's badass grandma.
 
2013-05-09 09:45:01 PM

doosh: Couldn't this be hoisted by helicopter?


That's kinda what I was wondering.  If that little model in the article is anywhere near accurate, that thing couldn't weigh more that 20 or 25 thousand.

Maybe it's super sensitive to vibration or shock. Dunno.
 
2013-05-09 09:47:33 PM

Flt209er: It's an electromagnet. You know, a normal magnet's badass grandma.

Ya I know, just playing. Motherfarker is going to draw a lot of current!
 
2013-05-09 09:48:31 PM

corridor: Ack!  My floppy disks!


That's why I store all my critical data on punch cards.
 
2013-05-09 09:49:00 PM
Yay, giant magnet thread!
img29.imageshack.us
It's actually safe for credit cards, but it makes your pocket change stick together when you're standing on top of it.
 
2013-05-09 09:54:04 PM

berylman: Ya I know, just playing.


Me too. :-)
 
2013-05-09 09:54:23 PM

ElLoco: doosh: Couldn't this be hoisted by helicopter?

That's kinda what I was wondering.  If that little model in the article is anywhere near accurate, that thing couldn't weigh more that 20 or 25 thousand.

Maybe it's super sensitive to vibration or shock. Dunno.


Nope, it's heavy...

the complete
magnet weighs approximately 680 metric tons.


http://www.bnl.gov/muong-2/papers/g2magnet.pdf
 
2013-05-09 09:55:19 PM
I could never find work in that field.
 
2013-05-09 09:56:08 PM
This is why I always wear my aluminum head gear.

/they almost got me during H.A.R.P.
//still get headaches when I get near electronic controlled doors
///plus channel 7 really sucks now
 
2013-05-09 09:58:03 PM
I say turn it on and pull copters out of the sky

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2013-05-09 09:59:41 PM
image.noelshack.com
 
2013-05-09 10:00:32 PM
image.noelshack.com


They are scared!
 
2013-05-09 10:01:31 PM

Ivo Shandor: Yay, giant magnet thread!


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-09 10:04:01 PM
So glad that both ICP and lobsters represent.

/lobster sticks to magnet
//ICP has no idea why
///neither do I, really
 
2013-05-09 10:07:12 PM
That is one hell of a simulpost of the magnetic generals....lulz
 
2013-05-09 10:07:22 PM
This thread is Pinkman approved.

/biatches!
 
2013-05-09 10:08:37 PM
How bout moving the physicists on a bus and moving them to Brookhaven?
 
2013-05-09 10:09:36 PM
www.bimmerboost.com
 
2013-05-09 10:09:57 PM
Wait until a full moon, turn it on and float it to where it is going.
 
2013-05-09 10:11:03 PM

swamp_of_dumb: This thread is Pinkman approved.

/biatches!


I was expecting the Breaking Bad reference much sooner.
 
2013-05-09 10:11:17 PM
*stares at picture*
cdn.ph.upi.com
Waaaait a minute here.
www.ohgizmo.com
 
2013-05-09 10:13:17 PM

fusillade762: Ivo Shandor: Yay, giant magnet thread!

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 630x475]


THANK GOD! I was starting to wonder when Wile E. Coyote became obscure.
 
2013-05-09 10:18:42 PM

Civil_War2_Time: ElLoco: doosh: Couldn't this be hoisted by helicopter?

That's kinda what I was wondering.  If that little model in the article is anywhere near accurate, that thing couldn't weigh more that 20 or 25 thousand.

Maybe it's super sensitive to vibration or shock. Dunno.

Nope, it's heavy...

the complete
magnet weighs approximately 680 metric tons.

http://www.bnl.gov/muong-2/papers/g2magnet.pdf


There's no way that thing on the truck weighs that much. No way. It would mash the trailer flush into the highway after mashing the trailer flat.
 
2013-05-09 10:18:53 PM
 Negasonic teenage warhead!
www.toledoblade.com
 
2013-05-09 10:29:39 PM
MBooda: Monster Magnet hell yeah.... true originals, I've been down with them since Superjudge
 
2013-05-09 10:32:14 PM
dennisjudd.com

/The captain's wife may wonder why the electric bill went up.
//But hey, free quarters
 
2013-05-09 10:35:31 PM
i920.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-09 10:37:52 PM

ElLoco: Civil_War2_Time: ElLoco: doosh: Couldn't this be hoisted by helicopter?

That's kinda what I was wondering.  If that little model in the article is anywhere near accurate, that thing couldn't weigh more that 20 or 25 thousand.

Maybe it's super sensitive to vibration or shock. Dunno.

Nope, it's heavy...

the complete
magnet weighs approximately 680 metric tons.

http://www.bnl.gov/muong-2/papers/g2magnet.pdf

There's no way that thing on the truck weighs that much. No way. It would mash the trailer flush into the highway after mashing the trailer flat.


Yep, industrial magnets are like feathers. I've never reported and sold details on generator rewinds at any power plant, so I'm just guessing on their weight (even though I linked the exact specs).
 
2013-05-09 10:38:20 PM
That's how David Copperfield flies in his illusion shows. Giant magnets on the ceiling, with him wearing a metal vest beneath his smock.
 
2013-05-09 10:41:20 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Seems like something that should be separated into parts and reassembled on-site.

Engineers have a lot of book smarts, but not a lot of common sense.


Can't be done.  Magnets like this cannot be disassembled, for many many reasons.  First and foremost, you cannot splice the conductor that makes up the coil, as it simply will not work after you do that.  Even unwinding the cable that makes up the coils isn't possible as it would damage the conductor.  Superconductors are something else entirely in how you have to treat them, and how fragile they are.

/superconducting magnet technician
 
2013-05-09 10:42:07 PM
quickman.gameological.com
 
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