Back when we ran a slideshow we mentioned— and even included a photo of— the levitating canape service at Tru, in which a small bite floats a quarter of an inch above its serving vessel. It’s no illusion; chef Anthony Martin supercools a small metal disc in liquid nitrogen, at which point it is able to balance above the magnetic top of the serving device. See, superconductivity is a quantum mechanical property of certain materials when resistance drops to zero below a certain… oh never mind, just watch the video and trust us, it’s for real.
Not a trick. It’s science! Photo: courtesy Tru