maglev : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n high-speed rail technology; train is suspended on a magnetic cushion above a magnetized track and so travels free of friction
- The Yamanashi test maglev set a world speed record for trains in 2003 at 361 mph, and it cruises at 310 mph.
- Concerns over cost have slowed the addition of more maglev lines, but conventional high-speed lines are being built in China at a frenetic pace.
- That's the elegant principle behind some kinds of magnetically levitated (maglev) trains.