Maglev

04.17.15
Japanese maglev train breaks its own world speed record
04.17.15

Japanese maglev train breaks its own world speed record

The Central Japan Railway company reports that its magnetic levitation bullet train topped 366 mil...

By A. Tarantola,   04.17.15
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06.25.14
Israel is building a futuristic 'hover-monorail' that could come to the US
06.25.14

Israel is building a futuristic 'hover-monorail' that could come to the US

"Ehh, it's not for you, Tel Aviv -- it's more of a Shelbyville idea." We doubt a company called sk...

By S. Dent,   06.25.14
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06.13.14
High-speed maglev toys are coming in 2015
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06.13.14

High-speed maglev toys are coming in 2015

Takara Tomy promised us that maglev technology would make its way to playsets next year, when we s...

By M. Smith,   06.13.14
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06.06.14
Laptops to get maglev keyboards that reduce their thickness
06.06.14

Laptops to get maglev keyboards that reduce their thickness

Magnetic levitation keyboards have been around for a while, but they've never really taken off, or...

By S. Sakr,   06.06.14
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08.30.13
Japan's L0 maglev train aces first test, zooms past countryside at 311 mph (video)
08.30.13

Japan's L0 maglev train aces first test, zooms past countryside at 311 mph (video)

This maglev train's length of development sure can't a hold a candle to its speed -- it took its c...

By M. Moon,   08.30.13
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12.28.12
Magnetically lifted graphite moves by laser, may lead to light-based maglev vehicles (video)
12.28.12

Magnetically lifted graphite moves by laser, may lead to light-based maglev vehicles (video)

Magnetic levitation is central to the fastest trains we know today, but it's that dependence on el...

By J. Fingas,   12.28.12
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11.29.12
Japan unveils prototype of new maglev train, promises speeds of up to 311 mph
11.29.12

Japan unveils prototype of new maglev train, promises speeds of up to 311 mph

More than a year after the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Tokai) received construction approval...

By N. Lee,   11.29.12
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06.20.11
Japan speeding ahead with 500km/h Maglev train
06.20.11

Japan speeding ahead with 500km/h Maglev train

Traveling the 515 km (320 miles) from Tokyo to Osaka by Shinkansen bullet train currently requires...

By Z. Honig,   06.20.11
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08.04.10
China's maglev trains to hit 1,000km/h in three years, Doc Brown to finally get 1985 squared away
08.04.10

China's maglev trains to hit 1,000km/h in three years, Doc Brown to finally get 1985 squared away

Look out Japan -- your neighbor to the west might just steal your thunder. Years after the Land of t...

By D. Murph,   08.04.10
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