Hover over copper and aluminium!

As I am a bit shorter, I have always wanted to fly or at least hover over places, so that I can see what is going on. How great would it be to just hover during the concerts or when you want to reach something but it is too high for you. I admit, these are my problems, but hovering over the places looks more real than ever before and it can make our lives more exciting. And now it doesn’t seem as hoax.

Jill and Greg Henderson

A couple from California, United States, Jill and Greg Henderson say that they have developed a working hover-board and they want to bring it to common households.

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Greg used Magnetic Field Architecture (MFA), an electronic principle that magnetic energy is conserved,  as Maglev trains uses for humming along and he designed the hoverboard, The Hendo. Although the hoverboard floats only one inch off the ground but couple claims that this is just the first step in improving transportation technology. The Hendo uses four disc-shaped motors to lift it off the ground carrying 140 kg (about two people) for around 15 minutes.

Now they are looking for $250,000 in funding to refine the working technology and start the production. The price of Hendo will be $10,000.

The only small problem of this Hendo hoverboard is that it can hover just over metals like copper or aluminium so you would be able to ride it just in special arena.

Shanghai Metal Corporation will make it possible as we sell aluminium, copper and other products. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking staff will guide you further. Download the application by scanning QR code or follow us on Social Media.



Silvia M.//SMC Editor

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You need copper for setting a new world record

Copper is a chemical element with symbol Cu (from Latin : Cuprum) and atomic number 29. It is metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. Copper doesn’t react with water but it slowly reacts with atmospheric oxygen. Most copper is mined or extracted as copper sulfides from large open pit mines. Top producers are Chile, United States, Australia, Switzerland (source). Copper has been used  for at least 10,000 years, but more than 96% of all copper ever mined and smelted was extracted since 1900. Estimated reserves available for mining copper are between 25 and 60 years. Nowadays, the major source of copper is recycling. Like aluminium, also copper is 100% recyclable without any loss of quality.

Besides these well-known facts, there is another one – people can use copper to make world records.

10Gbps over a copper telephone line

Masters in telecommunications, Bell Labs delivered a new world record connection speed of 10Gbps over copper wires. Dubbed XG.fast, the new technology could be used to extend the life of existing copper wire line networks. Telecom companies would have an alternative to fiber-optic networks in billions of households that already have a telephone line.

VDSL2, G.fast, and XG.fast compared

 Largest copper ball

Rick Fortin, a landscaper and self-described “recycling nut”, got bored during the winter and started making a copper ball 10 years ago. His “ball” measured 3 feet in diameter, weighed 922 pounds and it was setting the new world record for the Largest ball of copper.

“I had so much wire coming in,” he said. “I made trees with it at first. Then I started making this ball and got carried away.”

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Credits : wikipedia.org, worldrecordacademy.com, timesofindia.indiatimes.com, extremetech.com, googleimages.com