Thanks for your comment yesterday, Joseph! Kentucky Space readers, check out the video demonstration below by the Cornell Space Systems Design Studio of its flux-pinning technology, an emerging science that one day may lead to radically reconfigurable spacecraft. Cornell:
Flux pinning describes the interaction between a high temperature superconductor (HTSC) and a magnetic field. The magnetic field induces current vortices in the HTSC, which are sensitive to and resist the change in magnetic flux through the HTSC surface. This effect creates mechanical stiffness and damping that influence the motion of the magnetic field’s source in multiple degrees of freedom. In a multibody space system, HTSC/magnet pairs placed on individual vehicles tie the dynamics of each body to that of its neighbors, creating a non-contacting virtual structure.
Joseph Shoer also demonstrated the technology in the lab in this August, 2008 video.
I also twittered it yesterday in case you're not yet following Kentucky Space.