magnetic levitation


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Recent Examples on the Web The superconducting magnetic levitation system is planned to have three stops: one in each city and at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport. Washington Post, 1 Sep. 2021 The bullet train is able to travel at such high speeds because of magnetic levitation. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 22 July 2021 If the external field is strong enough, this can even overcome the force of gravity, leading to the phenomenon of magnetic levitation. Ethan Siegel, Forbes, 23 June 2021 The pods glide at speeds similar to airplanes while floating above the ground using magnetic levitation. Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, 21 June 2021 Similar to Japan's L0 Series, the Shanghai maglev (also called the Shanghai Transrapid) is a magnetic levitation train that operates out of Shanghai, China. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 23 Mar. 2021 Quantum magnetic levitation boils down to something called the Meissner effect, which only occurs when a material is cold enough to behave like a superconductor. Jennifer Hackett, Scientific American, 17 Dec. 2015 On top of the costs of magnetic levitation, hyperloop companies will also have to pay for an enclosed tube that's keep at low pressure, even though at least one company, Virgin Hyperloop, maintains that operating costs can be kept low. Matt Mcfarland, CNN, 20 Nov. 2020 Hyperloop tracks will also have to be of higher quality than traditional high-speed rail or magnetic levitation, Goodall said, to ensure a smooth ride quality. Matt Mcfarland, CNN, 20 Nov. 2020

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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