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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...

2014-02-13 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...

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...

2010-02-18 12:56:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The State agency charged with building the nation's first Maglev train and its private partner the American Magline Group, have signed a Letter of Commitment with the Nevada Building Trades Council, ensuring that thousands of union workers will be put to work building America's first super speed train. The two sides have committed to negotiate a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) that insures union workers will build the system. The Letter of Commitment...

2009-12-09 11:29:00

LITTLETON, Mass., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Magplane Technology, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MAGP) and its Inner Mongolia Joint Venture (JV) team have completed the testing phase of the demonstration system and finalized technical planning for construction of the fully functional 1 km "pre-production status" system. Under the terms of agreements with the JV, Magplane will receive US$2 million for continued design and management services through this next phase of the MagPipe development that...

2009-11-04 06:00:00

RA'ANANA, Israel, November 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NICE Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE), a leading global provider of advanced solutions that enable organizations to extract Insight from Interactions to drive performance, today announced that it has been selected by China'sChongqing Metro to provide NICE's digital video security solution to enhance safety and security at the 18 monorail stations of its Line 3 route, against crime and potential threats. The NICE solution was selected...

2009-09-17 12:33:00

Project will create jobs, demonstrate feasibility of cost-effective 'green' transit option CALIFORNIA, Pa., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal U is seeking $299 million in federal stimulus funds for the Urban Maglev National Demonstration Test Facility at California University of Pennsylvania. The university applied for funding this week through the U.S. Transportation Department's Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grants Program. "This...

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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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Word of the Day
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.