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magnetic levitation

n.
The use of magnetic fields to suspend an object above another object without solid mechanical support. A well-known practical application is a high-speed train. Also called maglev.

magnet′ic levita′tion


n.
the suspension of an object above or below a second object by means of magnetic repulsion or attraction.
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Noun1.magnetic levitation - high-speed rail technologymagnetic levitation - high-speed rail technology; train is suspended on a magnetic cushion above a magnetized track and so travels free of friction
rail technology, railroading - the activity of designing and constructing and operating railroads
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While magnetic-levitation (mag-lev) railways may be the transportation of the future being of capable of shortening travel potentially from Manila to Legaspi City to 30 minutes given China's mag-lev breakthroughs, regular railways have reached their levels of obsolescence and inefficiency.
Manufacturing and Free Enterprise Activity: Mag-Lev Tracks
The anticipation is that the so-called Eagle-360 would be used in conjunction with a number of other emerging vehicle technologies, including autonomous systems that would aid with positioning and allow a mag-lev vehicle to move sideways on its tyres without re-angling its chassis.
It is a mag-lev train that floats and moves 8mm above the railroad track - providing a comfortable, noiseless and eco-friendly ride.
Two commercial applications of the technology exist, one being in Shanghai, where a mag-lev train rockets 19 miles at maximum speeds of 268 mph.
Successful companies currently located at NETPark include Durham University spin-out Kromek, Ithaka Life Sciences and Durham Mag-Lev.
Durham Mag-Lev , which was the brainchild of scientists at Durham University and is based at the NETPark Incubator in Sedgefield, has developed technology which can magnetically levitate vehicles when being tested aerodynamically in wind tunnels.
The governor was also very impressed with the mag-lev train that took him 18 miles from downtown Shanghai to the airport in about seven minutes.
Dear Editor, - As the debate on street-running trams continues, readers might forget that Birmingham led the world with the first commercial Mag-lev rail system, which served our airport from 1984 to 1995.
Bangalore is one of the more modern cities in India, but by comparison, Shanghai--a key rival--looks like it belongs on a futuristic planet, with its mag-lev elevated railway, efficient subway system, new international airport, steady power supplies and well-engineered roads and bridges.
Where will you soon be able to ride the 19 miles from city center to a brand new international airport in 8 minutes (at 267 miles per hour on a mag-lev train)?