Magnetic levitation, maglev, or magnetic suspension is a method by which an object is suspended with no support other than magnetic fields. The electromagnetic force is used to counteract the effects of the gravitational force.
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The Frog That Learned to Fly
Information on diamagnetic levitation from the High Field Magnet Laboratory at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen.
Maglev and Other Research of Dr. Marc T. Thompson
Research interests of Marc T. Thompson, Ph.D., system design consultant and Professor of Electrical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
News about maglev trains and magnetic levitation technology, information on proposed projects. Basic facts, images and videos about maglev trains.
Links to systems currently operational or under development.
Magnet Science Experiments
A simple how-to for creating your own diamagnetic levitation experiments, complete with demonstration images and thorough explanations.
Magnetic levitation research at the University of Nottingham, England.
Magnetic Levitation - Science is Fun
Magnetic levitation information, photos and links. Includes the article "What is a magnetic field?".
Magnetic Levitation Links and Experiments by Bill Beaty
Part of Bill Beaty's extensive science site.
Shanghai's Maglev: The World's Fastest Train
The future is here, in Shanghai, where the world's first maglev is up and running, reports Ron Gluckman.
Magnetic suspensions and power electronics design.
Discussion group and news archive for those interested in low speed maglev ("urban maglev"), quiet trains designed for urban transit, with top service speeds usually under about 100mph.
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