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2014-07-18 12:20:43

HONG KONG, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Gordon Atlantic Development Hong Kong, Ltd, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM)/Hyundai-Rotem, and the Government of Leningrad have reached agreement regarding the implementation of a new regional commuter MagLev after a year of negotiations. The proposed system will be the third implemented Urban MagLev in the world after Seoul-Incheon Airport in Korea, as well as, Nagoya, Japan, and the only one outside of Asia. Photo...

SkyTran System Will Be Elevated And Utilize MagLev Technology
2014-06-25 11:01:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A NASA-affiliated company based in the space agency’s Ames Research Center has announced an agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to construct a revolutionary new transportation system in central Israel. The novel system from skyTran would be an elevated transit network with two-person pod-like vehicles suspended from elevated tracks utilizing Magnetic Levitation (Maglev) technology. While skyTran is reported to be in...

2014-06-23 23:04:30

skyTran and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to Build a skyTran Demonstration System (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 skyTran, Inc., headquartered at the NASA Research Park (NRP) near Mountain View, California, and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), a company headquartered in Lod, Israel, entered into an agreement today for the construction of a skyTran technology demonstration system (TDS) on the grounds of IAI's corporate campus. The agreement was executed by the Director of IAI's Lahav...

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...

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...

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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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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  • To stammer.
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