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#1 Moving Target

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 03:23 PM

Breaking the record it previously held.

 

Whoosh!

 

The London-Paris Eurostar TGV is a slouch at a mere 200 mph.



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Posted 22 April 2015 - 03:34 PM

True but it runs on real commercial tracks, this was an "experimental track". Curious to know what propulsion is used if it doesn't actually make physical contact with the rail. Presumably not a huge jet engine strapped to the roof, sadly.



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Posted 22 April 2015 - 05:18 PM

True but it runs on real commercial tracks, this was an "experimental track". Curious to know what propulsion is used if it doesn't actually make physical contact with the rail. Presumably not a huge jet engine strapped to the roof, sadly.

 

Negative polarity at the track just in front of the train, right?  The track knows where the train is/will be, and flips on it's local magnet just long enough to draw the train ahead.



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Posted 23 April 2015 - 11:39 PM

Sounds neat-o!!!


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 11:44 PM

Saw this the other day.  Pretty spectacular.  Just wonder why it's not going in to service until 2027.  Seems like a long time for development, etc...


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 11:45 PM

I heard Voltron, (The Huge Cat version) just gave it a great PUSH!

 

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 08:02 AM

True but it runs on real commercial tracks, this was an "experimental track". Curious to know what propulsion is used if it doesn't actually make physical contact with the rail. Presumably not a huge jet engine strapped to the roof, sadly.

Electro-magnetic force, probably. When you're gliding on superconducting magnets, it doesn't take much but a bit of a push through the EM field.



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 01:12 PM

Saw this the other day.  Pretty spectacular.  Just wonder why it's not going in to service until 2027.  Seems like a long time for development, etc...

 

 

Maybe additional testing and building to safety spec for those speeds.  yeah... 12 years does seem like a long time.



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 04:00 PM

I'm pretty sure I saw this technology being described on Tomorrow's World in the '80s so that's a very long time indeed. Just found it! OK it was 1991.

 



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 10:48 PM

I remember Eric Laithwaite giving it large on linear induction motors at Royal Society Christmas lectures back in the 70s.

Britain could have ruled the world, but as usual the powers that be put the kybosh on it.


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 01:54 PM

I remember Eric Laithwaite giving it large on linear induction motors at Royal Society Christmas lectures back in the 70s.

Britain could have ruled the world, but as usual the powers that be put the kybosh on it.

 

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 10:14 PM

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The powers that be being the asinine short-sighted dimwits of the British Government...


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 07:47 AM

 

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Jet engine

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Supersonic airliner

Linear induction motor

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The powers that be being the asinine short-sighted dimwits of the British Government...

 

 

Yep, there is an awful short-termism in our thinking and a reluctance to take risks.  We have to sell all our good ideas to the Seppoes, who have the can-do spirit to make them work.


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 08:32 AM

Britain could have ruled the world

 

You already did.


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 11:46 AM

 

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Supersonic airliner

Linear induction motor

World Wide Web

 

 

 

 

 

Yep, there is an awful short-termism in our thinking and a reluctance to take risks.  We have to sell all our good ideas to the Seppoes, who have the can-do spirit to make them work.

 

Don't forget the steam engine and the railways.

 

We discovered radio as well. I always found it a bit odd that we didn't quite invent it; I normally associate Britain with this sort of innovation. Yet though a Briton was the first to come up with the theory and describe electro-magnetic radiation, a German was the first to prove it, and an Italian the first to make it practical.


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#16 Moving Target

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 11:59 AM

You already did.

 

Only 25% of it at most.


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#17 grep

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 04:06 PM

 

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World Wide Web

 

 

 

 

 

Yep, there is an awful short-termism in our thinking and a reluctance to take risks.  We have to sell all our good ideas to the Seppoes, who have the can-do spirit to make them work.

 

 

You forgot the computer itself. That was mostly you guys. At least that's how i see it.


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#18 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 10:57 PM

Yeah, computers started with Charles Babbage. A decidedly British lineage.


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