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Superconducting Magnetic Levitation (Maglev)

Superconducting Magnetic Levitation (Maglev)
By exposing a superconducting material to liquid nitrogen, it gains the ability to trap magnetic fields. This results in levitation when placed above a metallic object.


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Posted by nova on March 5, 2007
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Posted by irish on March 5, 2007 at 5:58 am
If I don't get the Korean tank! I think I might get one of these instead!

Just out of curiosity! How much energy does it take to create liquid nitrogen? Would it use my oil generating the electricity to make the liquid nitrogen in comparison to the amount of diesel used in a regular locomotive?
Posted by nova on March 5, 2007 at 7:26 am
That's a very good question, it looks like we've gotta do some research.
Posted by bonematrix on April 14, 2007 at 8:02 pm
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