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2014-02-13 12:20:27

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Gordon Atlantic Development Corporation has successfully brought together The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM)/Hyundai-Rotem and the St. Petersburg, Russia-based National Speed Ways, PLC to implement Europe's first urban commuter MagLev system. (KIMM)/Hyundai-Rotem successfully implemented a commuter MagLev System, the first of its kind, at South Korea's Incheon International Airport. The landmark next-generation...

2013-04-23 08:24:09

American Maglev Wins Contract to Retrofit 27 Vehicles with Energy-Saving System SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) announced today that it is supplying ultracapacitors for an energy-saving braking energy recuperation system that American Maglev Technology (AMT), is installing on light rail vehicles operated by the Portland, Oregon area's Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District (TriMet). Logo:...

Japan Unveils Prototype Of Faster Floating Train
2012-11-26 13:25:34

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The island nation of Japan features a vast network of high-speed rail lines to connect its cities together. The country´s famous bullet train system, which was developed in the early 1960s and is still regarded around the world as one of the best high-speed mass transit systems in the world, could soon see competition from even faster trains. Last week the Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) unveiled a prototype of...

2012-01-24 10:08:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum presents "From Here To There," a fun, hands-on experience with the science behind everyday transportation. Experience physics by doing it: Launch a hot air balloon and float on a "kid-size" hovercraft! Send balls whooshing through air tubes to a friend across the room! Use working locks to move a boat upstream through a canal! Feel the friction on railroad tracks and waterways, or feel the...

2011-09-09 06:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications is pleased to announce the launch of the new Old Dominion University (ODU) TV On Demand, a "virtual network channel," in partnership with ODU. ODU-TV, Old Dominion University's new On Demand Channel can be found on channel 2642 and is available exclusively on Cox Communications' Virginia systems in our three market areas of Cox Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia, and Roanoke. "We are pleased to leverage our Video On Demand...

2011-03-11 07:10:00

NORFOLK, Va., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Old Dominion University (ODU) will light up Hampton Roads from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk when it hosts Engineering Unplugged 2011 - an educational conference that promises to generate eco-awareness with the help of some major star power. The conference's exceptional blend of high-profile speakers, which include actor, author, and environmental activist Ed Begley, Jr., and former...

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2010-12-03 11:20:00

China media reported that a Chinese passenger train hit a record speed of 302 miles per hour on Friday during a test run of a yet-to-be opened link between Beijing and Shanghai. The Xinhua News Agency said it was the fastest speed recorded by an unmodified conventional commercial train.  There have been other trains in other countries that have reached higher speeds. France's TGV train reached 357.2 mph during a 2007 test, while a Japanese magnetically levitated train raced to 361 mph...

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2010-06-23 10:32:06

Scientists are reporting development of a new use for magnetic levitation, or "maglev," the futuristic technology best known for enabling high-speed passenger trains to float above the tracks. In ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, they describe putting maglev to use in an inexpensive sensor for analyzing food, water, and other beverages. George Whitesides and colleagues note that measurements of a substance's density are important in the food industry, health care, and...

2010-03-22 06:45:00

NORFOLK, Va., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual Engineering Unplugged is slated for Tuesday, April 13 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk. The Virginia Applied Technology and Professional Development Center (VATPDC) of ODU presents this statewide initiative. Engineering Unplugged, Virginia's "all green, all technology" conference, provides a one-day opportunity for environmental leaders to share real-world applications yielding...

2010-03-09 07:20:00

NORFOLK, Va., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Light rail, smart grids, reduced carbon footprints, LEED buildings, Maglev, and wind energy are a few of the favorite things on the docket for the second annual Engineering Unplugged conference slated for Tuesday, April 13 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk. The "all green, all technology" conference provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for environmental leaders to share real-world applications...


Latest Maglev Reference Libraries

Maglev
2014-04-11 09:17:26

Maglev is a vehicle propulsion system that uses magnetic levitation to move a vehicle with magnets instead of wheels. The vehicle hovers a short distance above the guide way by magnets and also uses the magnets for motion. The operation of this system is quite and maintains less friction for improved acceleration and deceleration. Weather does not affect the performance of the vehicle. Currently, some trains make use of the Maglev system, but vacuum tube trains could allow a Maglev system...

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