Magnets in the World

As we have talked about natural resources and how we can use magnets to replace them (particularly oil and gas for vehicles), we looked at a couple examples of how magnets are used in the real world specifically for transportation. The first is a MagLev Train (which Josh and Cole have actually been on in Shanghai!), and the other is how Aircraft Carriers are looking at using the EMALS magnet system to propel planes off the deck (instead of steam pressure systems). Here are the links to videos that we watched today.

MagLev Trains:

http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/engines-equipment/maglev-train.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaElPV0FWJ0

EMAL magnet system for Aircraft Carriers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIp_8TkR_CY

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_Aircraft_Launch_System 



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  1.   Caden on January 13th, 2016          Reply

    Caden told us how to paint using magnets with great detail. Very cool.

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