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  1. #1 powerful levitation 
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    What is the most powerful type of diamagnetic object? Could it be a Rodin coil or a rare earth magnet? Could it be a superconductor? I want to make something shoot off into the air.

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    Behind the enlightening rod.
    Rocket. This approach is proven to produce levitation at high Gs.

    The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it.- Thucydides
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    It's really difficult to launch objects very far with magnets because their effect only extends over such a short range. An electric coil is your best bet. You can make a big solenoid, and then use the plunger on the solenoid to launch another object. Or you could build a rail gun, but it's arguable whether a rail gun counts exactly as using magnetism.
    Some clocks are only right twice a day, but they are still right when they are right.
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