magnetic levitation

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Radyjowski said that part of the reason most other student teams design pods with magnetic levitation rather than air bearings is that air bearings require high-pressure air tanks, which make running the pod at high speed more dangerous. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Student engineers build hyperloop test pods with commercial-class top speeds," 23 July 2018 The capsules would employ passive magnetic levitation technology. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland.com, "U.S. House approves $5 million for safety guidelines for hyperloop, including link from Cleveland to Chicago," 27 June 2019 The team used a 200kW battery and opted for a system on wheels rather than magnetic levitation. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Student engineers build hyperloop test pods with commercial-class top speeds," 23 July 2018 The pod, which floats through magnetic levitation, was successfully propelled down the test track at speeds of 300 mph this afternoon. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Watch This Full-Scale Hyperloop Prototype Run Its First Successful Test," 11 May 2016 Earlier this week there was another bit of news: Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced it has secured the exclusive rights to a kind of passive magnetic levitation for its pods, but make no mistake—that is a different company. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Watch This Full-Scale Hyperloop Prototype Run Its First Successful Test," 11 May 2016 Billionaire backing and the employment of passive magnetic levitation, which uses unpowered loops of wire on the track and permanent magnets in the pods to create levitation, helps address these issues. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "A quick guide to hyperloops, Richard Branson’s latest boondoggle," 12 Oct. 2018 Current Time 0:00 / Duration 0:39 Hyperloop travel at jet plane-like speeds of 600 mph Advertisement Hyperloop would be propelled using magnetic levitation. Gordon Dickson, star-telegram, "Hyperloop or high-speed rail: which will whoosh through Texas first?," 11 July 2018 The superconducting magnetic levitation trains being developed in Japan and proposed for the busy Baltimore-Washington corridor would be capable of carrying passengers at more than 300 mph. Kevin Rector, baltimoresun.com, "High-speed rail, liquefied natural gas, and the connections between Maryland and Japan," 10 July 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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