Magnetic Levitation Train


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This magnetic levitation toy train is not only fascinating to look at, but it also demonstrates a concept that could soon be implemented in real-world applications.

[Via TechEblog]



12 Responses to Magnetic Levitation Train

  1. There is one of these at the University of Sherbrooke (in Quebec Canada). I remember how it fascinated me the first time I saw it. It is amazing such a simple concept can work so well. And it is a very clean way of transportation! :)

    • Technically speaking, it’s not a clean method of transportation at all – just a clever way of removing friction.

      We won’t know how clean it is until they build an actual working prototype and we can see what type of propulsion they decide on (assuming that the trains won’t be started by somebody giving them a gently push ;-) ).

  2. There is one of these at the University of Sherbrooke (in Quebec Canada). I remember how it fascinated me the first time I saw it. It is amazing such a simple concept can work so well. And it is a very clean way of transportation! :)

    • Technically speaking, it's not a clean method of transportation at all – just a clever way of removing friction.

      We won't know how clean it is until they build an actual working prototype and we can see what type of propulsion they decide on (assuming that the trains won't be started by somebody giving them a gently push ;-) ).

  3. Magnetic levitation trains are not new. If you want some concrete examples, you should search for the almost deceased German Transrapid, the Japanese Maglev or the have not heard about it for a long time Swissmetro project.

    One of the problem with this kind of transportation is the strong magnetic field involved, of course!
    But the main problem is that it cannot run on the current railroads.

    • halerrrrrr….if you see…its amazing.ryt?you never give any appreciation for dat kind of invention?hmmmmm
      its quite naughty that there are people in the world that are obsessed in that kind of field….

  4. Magnetic levitation trains are not new. If you want some concrete examples, you should search for the almost deceased German Transrapid, the Japanese Maglev or the have not heard about it for a long time Swissmetro project.

    One of the problem with this kind of transportation is the strong magnetic field involved, of course!

    But the main problem is that it cannot run on the current railroads.

    • halerrrrrr….if you see…its amazing.ryt?you never give any appreciation for dat kind of invention?hmmmmm

      its quite naughty that there are people in the world that are obsessed in that kind of field….

  5. Amazing! How smoothly it runs without any friction even with some obstacles in the way. I am sure with things improved upon this can be done on a bigger scale and who knows this might the future.

  6. Amazing! How smoothly it runs without any friction even with some obstacles in the way. I am sure with things improved upon this can be done on a bigger scale and who knows this might the future.

  7. its amazing 4 me to see a kind of invention 4 an engineering student like me….i really hope that i can work abroad.im here in mindanao state university philippines…….

    chuxfeargreat

  8. its amazing 4 me to see a kind of invention 4 an engineering student like me….i really hope that i can work abroad.im here in mindanao state university philippines…….

    chuxfeargreat