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magnetic levitation

  • n  high-speed rail technology; train is suspended on a magnetic cushion above a magnetized track and so travels free of friction
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  • Japan Is Testing Its New 300 MPH Floating Train
    Japan is track testing its new high-speed magnetic levitation (maglev) train, which is designed to travel at 310 mph. The L0 maglev train floats above its track and is propelled by powerful magnets, eliminating friction that limits the speeds of conventional trains.
    June 11, 2013 - Business Insider
  • Japan Unveils Levitating 300 MPH Train, Powered by Magnets
    The mag-lev train will cost $64 billion to complete, but it will be the first time the technology has been implemented at large scale. The country that invented the bullet train now has something much faster: the floating bullet train. It’s called a “maglev” train, for “magnetic levitation.” Instead of wheels: magnets. Instead of an engine: more magnets. And it goes more than 300 miles per hour ...
    June 10, 2013 - Fast Company Magazine

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