Magnetic Levitation in the News

Wild NASA proposal envisions magnetic hover trains on the moon
“FLOAT robots have no moving parts and levitate over the track to minimize lunar dust abrasion / wear, unlike lunar robots with wheels, legs, or tracks,” FLOAT’s project description explains, adding ... continued..
NASA details plan to build a levitating robot train on the moon
NASA's plan to build a train track on the moon is part of the agency's Innovative Advanced Concepts program, which aims to develop "science fiction-like" projects for future space exploration. continued..
Hovering Questions About Magnetic Levitation
We tried to position one magnet over another by pitting their repellent forces against each other but [K&J Magnetics] explains why this will never work and how levitation can be done with ... continued..
Magnetic levitation breakthrough unlocks gravity-free technology
Magnetic levitation technology takes an innovative leap forward with researchers at the Quantum Machines Unit of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) pushing the boundaries of ... continued..
🚀 Train levitation on the Moon: NASA confirms and funds
A levitating robotic train on the Moon might seem utopian. However, NASA recently approved additional funding to study this concept. The project, named "Flexible Levitation on a Track" ... continued..
Building A Levitating Turbine Desk Toy
Magnetic levitation is a beautiful thing to watch. Seeing small objects wobble about while seemingly hovering in thin air never gets old. If you want something suitably distracting in this vein ... continued..
NASA JPL Proposes Robotic Maglev Train for the Moon
The maglev railway concept is called Flexible Levitation on a Track (FLOAT). JPL says the system would be fully autonomous and capable of ferrying materials and equipment between various facilities on ... continued..
NASA reveals plans to build levitating robots on the surface of the Moon
NASA has unveiled its plans to construct a reliable, autonomous, and efficient payload transportation system on the surface of the Moon. continued..
Magnetic Levitation - the Future of Rail Travel?
Magnetic Levitation Transport, or maglev, is a revolutionary form of railway transport. It uses magnetic forces to make the vehicles hover above the track rather than running along them ... continued..
10 Weird Attempts To Reinvent The Wheel (Literally)
The wheel has been around for thousands of years, and it hasn't changed much since then. Still, there have been some pretty weird attempts to reinvent it. continued..
NASA is Building Floating Train Tracks to Use on the Moon
It sounds like sci-fi, but NASA hopes to build a levitating railway on the Moon. It first proposed the idea in 2021, and it could be up and running by the 2030s. Flexible Levitation on a Track (FLOAT) ... continued..

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