Professor Eric Laithwaite: Magnetic River 1975

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Imperial College London

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Shared November 18, 2012

The wonders of magnetism and the linear motor are captured in this 1975 presentation by Professor Eric Laithwaite (1921-1997) former Professor of Heavy Electrical Engineering at Imperial College London.
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This man was brilliant. It is nothing more than a travesty, shame, and absoloute ignorance from the British and worldwide establishment to turn their backs on this man, when he developed the gyro. He gave so much to the world of science, physics, mathematics, engineering, etc. and the disrespect he received was (and still is) nothing short of a travesty.

4 years ago | [YT] | 1,286

Andrew Lohmann

This is a small part of so much British engineering that was largely discarded in the 1980's for money creating scams and north sea oil money.

3 years ago | [YT] | 508

1000frolly PhD

This brilliant pioneering work on magnetic rivers is what is behind the 350km/hr maglev trains we now see in China.

5 years ago | [YT] | 632

Anton Nym

Absolutely one of the best videos on youtube.  So instructional and entertaining. Not only is what he showing visually astounding, but his explanation is perfect for anyone at any level.  This would be a godsend for a science teacher. (which I am).

5 years ago | [YT] | 682

Ian Stevenson

While the transport application of this technology is taking its time getting here, linear motors are used in many applications already. Professor Laithwaite was not only a brilliant teacher and engineer, but he's also the guy that actually built the first practical model of a linear motor. I guess that pretty well qualifies him to present this lecture.

5 years ago | [YT] | 296


So cool how we can listen to our ancestors explain their discoveries image a video with Tesla explaining. God rest your Genius soul Eric 

5 years ago | [YT] | 285


Wow i wish i had a teacher like this when i was in school. Great demonstrations.

6 years ago | [YT] | 167

Screww Googlle

I love the way this gentleman teaches !

6 years ago | [YT] | 114

PsyCo X

Such a shame this technology hasn't yet found its place in everyday transportation. Huge respect for Mr Laithwaite and his work.

6 years ago | [YT] | 98


Who is Barry? We need to know!

6 years ago | [YT] | 120

Scott Pederson

Good ol' Barry...always the diligent assistant in Eric's demonstrations.

6 years ago | [YT] | 84


railgun anyone..?

6 years ago | [YT] | 104

Jon Kov

this guy knows magnets!

4 years ago | [YT] | 76


"Light doesn't travel." - Walter Russell The illusion of observation of the waves traveling at 10:50 in this clip is similar to what Walter Russell talks about Light. Take note that Eric Laithwaite didn't really get involved with magnets or gyroscopes until he met with Professor John Searl. Eric's friend attended Searl's lectures and demos then told Eric about it. Eric didn't believe his friend until he met with John Searl himself. Then Eric developed the Mag-Lev and these video segments.

6 years ago | [YT] | 69


I really like Eric Laithwaite, very down to earth, amazingly intelligent, yet teaches difficult concepts in such an easy manner. I wonder if the gyro force, if we set up 6 to 8 spinning wheels, with frictionless magnetic bearings, super carbon fibre gyro wheel, weight only in perfect place (on Rim of wheel), then spin the wheels to say 25,000RPM instead of 2,500 and imagine the lift that can be gained for any flying/moving vehicle if we can take so much weight from it, and easily balance the steering effect by having them balanced in matched pairs.....

Just thought of this at this very moment, please don't smash me if I'm wrong, just believe we must ALL share knowledge not keep it secret. It is what they said internet would be used primarily for, Universities/Research labs sharing all info open source stopping manufacturers patenting everything. They allowed the fox in the chicken coup though, they allowed pharma/industry to control educational/research facilities, turning everything into "Black Projects!.

Most of this work has been fully tested, and surpassed. All the UFOs people report that OUR Govts are showing ZERO interest in, it's because they OWN them, and why would they want to listen to OUR reports on THEIR disc craft. I have evidence, but not enough space to cover here.

5 years ago | [YT] | 142


Amazing Video Jason! Thanks a million!

6 years ago | [YT] | 8

Burst Nibbler


7 years ago | [YT] | 12

Bobby Pham

nicely said.

6 years ago | [YT] | 10

Daniel Guevara


3 years ago | [YT] | 4


and so.. none of these applications have been implemented to society why?

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