What you’re about to see isn’t a computer-generated trick, just magnetic levitation. YouTube user Brusspup shows off a magnetic levitation device created by Dutch company Crealev that enables a chessboard, books, and even a brick to hang in the air with no support whatsoever. That’s right, it works by positioning two strong magnets with like poles facing each other, so that gravity is counteracted, allowing objects to hover rather than fall to the ground. Continue reading for the video and more information.

Metro.co.uk reports, “The device in this video can float objects weighing 9kg (20lbs) – about the weight of a nine-month-old baby – in which a magnetic ring is hidden. Brusspup, who create science and illusion videos, made the footage while visiting the Netherlands, teaming up with Eindhoven-based Crealev to demonstrate the capabilities of the module.”

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