Maglev: The World's Fastest Train

A magnetically levitated (maglev) train -- the world's fastest -- is a popular attraction in Japan.

"The maglev floats on a magnetic field, eliminating wheel friction at high speeds...About 30 seconds after departure, the train's speed surpasses 130 kph, and the wheels are retracted like those of an airplane...The train floats 10 cm above the track and passengers feel as if they are flying at low altitude."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Full Story: Maglev test train gives quick thrill to select few

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