What this effect allows a superconductor to accomplish when a magnetic field

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Is applied to it is to lock into the magnetic field at a controlled height.

When placed on a magnetic track, the Lexus Hoverboard lifts off the ground and hovers. The superconductors’ power is strong enough to allow a person to stand on the board and float across a magnetic field without being affected by it.

This is a similar technique to that used by repulsorlift technology in Star Wars. If you’ve seen the videos on the link above and noticed how the hovercrafts in Star Wars fly at a fixed height above ground, I’m confident you’ll be able to see what I’m talking about. This has some of the same characteristics as repulsorlift technology.