21st century Maglev Trains

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For the last couple of years people have been concerned about the waste that has come out of cars, trains planes etc. There are some solutions; electric cars can get there energy from electricity, and the electricity can come from the Sun or Hydroelectric Plants to make the energy renewable. Another solution is vegetable oil gas, for it can be grown and is natural too. But there is one solution that can come from renewable sources, and eliminates friction. This is magnetic levitation or maglev for short. Maglev trains can do many of things that benefits society, including faster transportation speeds. Maglev trains can do many good things, and it all started centuries ago. History Magnetic levitation uses magnets with the same charge that repel each other to make one of the magnets float. This is the basic concept that John Mitchell came up with in 1750. He saw that the repulsive force with two magnets with the same charge. Centuries later there has been ideas that have been talked about, like when Hermann Kemper got a patent for maglev trains. But later in 1966 did the concept be used in a more modern way. James Powell and Gordon Danby proposed the first practical system of magnetic levitation. They proposed using superconducting magnets on moving vehicles to induce currents on a guideway, using aluminum loops. This would make the moving vehicles stabilized vertically and laterally. From 1970 to 1975 the first maglev train and track was being built. In Japan in 1975 the first test of the maglev train took place. This was the dawn of a new generation of transportation that could be elaborated in many ways in the future. Superconductors This new generation of transportation came right out of science fiction. As countries... ... middle of paper ... ...g payloads into space since it can be magnetically launched, or can ship goods faster across countries. All in all, hopefully maglev trains are the beginning of a new age of technology. Our Model The first idea and the most basic idea for our model is to have a track with negative magnets on the bottom. On the sides of the tracks there would also be negative magnets to keep the train level. This idea had no means of propulsion. The train that we make out of a piece of Balsu wood had negative magnets on the bottom and left and right side. But all the magnets had a positive side too, so when we placed the train in the track, the train was getting pulled to one side or another. In this case the attractive forces of magnets outward the repulsive forces. To conclude this idea just didn't work, but it was a great starting point for our mini model of a maglev train.

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