Maglev: The World's Fastest Train

A magnetically levitated (maglev) train -- the world's fastest -- is a popular attraction in Japan.
June 13, 2002, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"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."

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Published on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 in The Japan Times
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